Ring in the new year by entering a revamped historic preservation photo contest.
The annual contest, run by the DNR Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology, has been held since 2005 using a traditional print format to promote Indiana's historic resources. While the purpose remains the same, this year the contest is moving to accepting only digital submissions; printed photos will not be accepted.
As in previous years, all subjects of photos must be at least 50 years old and in Indiana. Photos can be black and white or color and must have been taken within the last two years. Each photographer may enter up to three images, and an entry form is required for each photo.
Email images to email@example.com. They must be JPEG files that are 10 megabytes or smaller. Participants may send only one photo and one entry form per email.
Participants will need to select one of five contest categories on the entry form in which to enter their photo: Color, Black & White, Kids (younger than age 18), Artistic, and Altered Image.
Go to dnr.in.gov/historic/3994.htm for parameters of the Altered Image category, contest guidelines, and the entry form.
The entry deadline is April 3.
Geocache Adventure planned for Saturday
The Indiana Dunes State Park Nature Center will host its annual Geocache Adventure on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time.
Using GPS units, participants will travel the park and the nearby Duneland area while completing outdoor and indoor challenges.
The day will end with prizes and awards during the annual chili dump dinner at 4:30 p.m. Participants can register in advance and learn more about the day's activities by going to geocaching.com and searching ZIP code 46304 to find the event listing.
The event is free after paying the standard park admission of $7 per in-state vehicle or $12 per out-of-state vehicle. Indiana Dunes State Park (stateparks.in.gov/2980.htm) is at 1600 N. 25 East in Chesterton.
Outdoor Indiana features snow days
Outdoor Indiana magazine's January/February issue features a cover article on fun activities to embrace the outdoors of Indiana on snowy days.
The issue also includes an article on coyotes, their role in the environment, and how to live with this common species in the Hoosier State.
In 2019, Outdoor Indiana was honored by the Association for Conservation Information as the second-best state-sponsored conservation/outdoor recreation magazine in the country.
Outdoor Indiana is available now at most Barnes & Noble stores in Indiana for $4. Subscriptions are $15 for one year (six issues) and $28 for two years (12 issues). New subscriptions ordered before Feb. 1 will receive a 2020 calendar while supplies last.