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    Photo Contest Voting Open to the Public

    Northeast Iowa – For 2009, Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA) is
    changing up things with the annual Capture the Heart of America photo contest. New this
    year, voting for “Best of Show” will be open to the public. Between October 12 and 18, the top
    photo in each of five classes will be posted online at for the
    public to choose their favorite. Winner of “Best of Show” will receive $250 cash.

    This year brought in a record number of photos, with 352 photos submitted. To preview all of
    the photos submitted, visit

    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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