Photo Contest

Church of the Intercession, Manhattan. Photo by Kattie Lenz, winner of the 2018 Photo Contest.

2019 Sacred Sites Open House Photo Contest 

Participate in the Landmarks Conservancy’s annual Sacred Sites Open House Photo Contest on Facebook!

Submit photo(s) of a sacred site (church, synagogue, temple, etc.) by May 22nd for a chance to win a Best Buy gift certificate (1st prize: $100, 2nd prize: $50, and 3rd prize: $25)

***New this year*** There will be a special “Staff Pick” prize awarded ($25 Best Buy gift certificate).  To qualify, entrants must post a picture that includes people enjoying an activity hosted by a participating site (tour, lecture, concert etc.).  Follow the same rules listed below.  A jury of Conservancy staff will collect all images featuring people and vote for their favorite.  The “Staff Pick” will be announced on Facebook on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.


How to Enter

All entries must be submitted via email to with the subject line “2019 SSOH Photo Contest”.

  • All entries must be submitted and received by midnight EST, May 22, 2019.
  • All entries must be labeled with your name, name of site, and location (i.e. Jane Doe_St. Patrick’s Cathedral_Manhattan).
  • By submitting photos, participants certify that the image(s) provided are theirs and grant the Landmarks Conservancy the right to use the photos.
  • Maximum file size limit for emailed submissions is 5 MB. Photographs can be submitted in jpeg, gif, and/or png formats.
  • The Conservancy reserves the right to edit submissions.
  • All entries will be posted in the 2019 Sacred Sites Open House Photo Contest album on the Conservancy’s Facebook page on Friday, May 24, 2019.
  • An individual can only win one prize i.e. a person cannot win 1st and 2nd place.  An alternate winner will be selected by Conservancy staff from the qualifying entries.
  • The Sacred Sites Open House Photo Contest is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook or any other social media used throughout the contest.


Public voting will occur on Facebook May 24 – 28, 2019.  The contest will close at 8:00 pm EST on May 28, 2019.

The winning photos, based on the most “likes” received, will be announced on Facebook on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.

Once your touring is complete, please fill out our visitor survey.  Your feedback will help us plan for next year’s open house.


Good Luck!