Photography Contest

Historic Huguenot Street is happy to announce its first ever photography contest. The natural beauty of Historic Huguenot Street is widely appreciated in the Hudson Valley and beyond and visitors and residents frequently take photographs of the grounds and capture the spirit of our collective past.  Contest winners will be featured in the National Historic Landmark District’s 2018 wall calendar, as well as in an exhibition in the historic DuBois Fort. Photographers of all age levels are welcome to submit. Photos may be submitted at any time and the contest’s winners will be announced in October.  All submissions are due by September 1, 2017. 


Photographs are requested in the following categories: Buildings & Landscapes, People & CommunityDetails & Collections, or Young Photographers.

Forsythia blooms near the  wigwam . (Kevin Venkatesh, 2017)

Forsythia blooms near the wigwam. (Kevin Venkatesh, 2017)

5th New York Regiment reenactors. (Ella Graffin, 2016)

5th New York Regiment reenactors. (Ella Graffin, 2016)

A gun port at the DuBois Fort. (Anne Coleman, 2014)

A gun port at the DuBois Fort. (Anne Coleman, 2014)

Buildings & Landscapes: The historic stone buildings and changing landscape along Huguenot Street inspire many throughout the seasons. Capture the elegance and mood of the site in various weather and times of day.

People & Community: Huguenot Street serves as a gathering space for area residents and visiting tourists. Show how audiences enjoy the site in a variety of ways, from quiet walks with family and/or pets to attending HHS’s popular signature events such as the annual Cider Market and Community Tree Lighting.

Details & Collections: The historic collections and natural and architectural details of Huguenot Street make for captivating and sometimes surprising imagery. Photographers are invited to reveal the charms the street and its structures in close up.

Young Photographers: This category is expressly for submissions from young aspiring photographers, ages 13 and under.


Email a completed release and entry form (and any necessary model release forms), along with your photo submissions, to Photographers may submit new photos or photos from previous years


Photographers may submit multiple photos. All entries must have a resolution of 6 million pixels or greater (6 megapixels) to be made available upon request. All entries must be submitted electronically in a .jpeg, .jpg, or .gif format. Previously published material for which non-exclusive rights were granted may be entered as long as you still maintain the right to grant us a license. You must be able to disclose when and where the photo appeared previously upon request. Entries must include a signed model release for every recognizable person in the photo.

Single hand-held cameras are permitted. Tripods and more elaborate photography setups require prior written authorization from the Director of Marketing & Communications. For authorization, please email

All accepted photos may be used in various media formats for an unlimited amount of time and at no cost to Historic Huguenot Street. Photo credit is not guaranteed for all uses of image, but efforts will be made to credit when possible. Contest entrants agree to all the rules and regulations set for and by the decisions made by the judges. Judges’ decisions are final.