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    Photos Sought for 2010 Capture the Heart of America Photo Contest

    Northeast Iowa – Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA) is currently
    accepting entries for the 2010 “Capture the Heart of America” Photo Contest. The contest
    seeks to capture the unique culture and heritage of the 37-county Heritage Area through
    photos in five different categories. The categories include Farm Life, Farmscapes, Festivals &
    Fairs, Heritage Area Sites and Images of the Past (pre-1950s).

    This year’s overall winner for Best of Show will receive a 20” x 30” museum style gallery wrap
    print along with a copy of Adobe Photoshop CS5 software, both donated by McKenna Pro of
    Cedar Falls. Voting for Best of Show will open to the public on
    from November 1-7. Prizes will also be awarded for first, second and third places in each

    “We’re looking forward to seeing how each photo tells this region’s story in its own unique
    way,” commented Don Short, SSNHA President. “Submissions increased dramatically last
    year, and we’re excited to see that happen again.”

    Photo contest entries are due postmarked by October 1, 2010. Guidelines and entry forms
    are available at For additional information, call 319-234-4567.

    Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area 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 past and present farm life, agribusiness, and rural communities.

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