By Sam Eichner
When GazeboNews learned that Wikipedia is holding a contest to see who can take the best picture of a Nationally Registered Historic Place, it got us thinking about all the sites in Lake Forest, Lake Bluff and up and down the North Shore. There area so many that we put together a map (shown above) outlining the locations. Click on the icons and you’ll find more information about the properties, including photos.
Don’t procrastinate if you want to submit a photo or photos to Wikipedia; the deadline is Sept. 30; click here for the Wikipedia website.
Here is information on the contest:
Wikipedia Summer of Monuments is a campaign to improve coverage of U.S. historic sites on Wikipedia.
We want to encourage more people and groups to get involved with Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons. There are many different ways you can participate.
Part of “Summer of Monuments” is a contest to see who can take the best picture of a Nationally Registered Historic Place. There are prizes for the best pictures! The best individual photographers will win cash prizes of $500, $300, and $150. Institutions can also donate their photos; the best institutional collection contributed will win a prize of $1,000! The deadline is September 30 at 11:59 PM EDT.