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Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Hosts Photo Contest

Each year, Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA) hosts the Capture the Heart of America Photo Contest to let photographers share their agricultural photos from across the nation. Federally designated with preserving and sharing America’s agricultural story in a 37-county region of Northeast Iowa, the contest allows Silos & Smokestacks to reach beyond the borders of the Heritage Area and help tell this nationally significant story on a broader scale.

The contest features five categories, with four of them open to photos taken nationally and one category solely dedicated to Silos & Smokestacks partner sites, including:

This year’s contest awards include:

Photo contest entries are due by October 9, 2013, with winners announced no later than November 22, 2013. Visit for guidelines and online entry form. For additional information, please email or call (319) 234-4567. Thank you to the generous support of the Solon Andreas Foundation and Land and O’Lakes, Inc. for helping to make this year’s contest possible.

SSNHA is one of 49 federally designated heritage areas in the nation and is an Affiliated Area of the National Park Service. The Heritage Area covers 37 counties in the northeast quadrant of Iowa. Interstate 80 borders it on the south and Interstate 35 borders it on the west. Through a network of sites, programs and events, SSNHA interprets farm life, agribusiness and rural communities—past and present.