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    2009 Capture the Heart of America Photo Contest

    Northeast Iowa – Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA) is currently
    accepting entries for the 2009 Capture the Heart of America Photo Contest. The contest,
    which runs through September 18, seeks to capture the unique culture and heritage of the

    Photos submitted must be taken within the 37-county Heritage Area, with entries accepted in
    the following categories: Events/Festivals, Farm Life, Heritage Area Sites, Images of the Past
    (pre 1950s) and Scenic. Awards will be given in each category for first, second and third
    place, as well as best of show. Select photos will be considered for publication in the SSNHA
    Visitor Guide.

    “They say a picture is worth 1,000 words,” commented Don Short, SSNHA President. “This is
    very fitting, as each photo submitted holds its own unique story.”

    Guidelines and entry forms are available at For additional
    information, please call 319-234-4567.

    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.

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