Photos to celebrate Nebraska’s 150th Birthday Celebration in 2017

Hildegard Center for the Arts, together with Nebraska Tourism and the Nebraska State Historical Society are “Calling Photographers” from across State.

Begins JUNE 1, 2015


Hildegard Center for the Arts, in partnership with the Nebraska Tourism Commission and the Nebraska State Historical Society, is launching an exciting statewide Photography Call to coincide with Nebraska’s 150th Birthday Celebration in 2017.

This Call to Photographers, titled “Bridges: Sharing our Past to Enrich the Future, begins June 1, 2015 through January 4, 2016 and is inviting photographers from across Nebraska to highlight historic places and often over-looked historical treasures in all of the State’s 93 counties ~ historical sites either found on the National Register of Historic Places or places of community/personal significance to the photographer. i.e. historic properties, recognized historical landmarks, cultural activities/events with a basis in local history and in context with a historic place, or historic buildings that are representative or unique.

Selected photos will be:

  • Featured in a statewide traveling photography exhibit that coincides with Nebraska’s 150th Birthday Celebration in 2017
  • May appear in Nebraska Tourism travel guides, posters and calendars to promote this project and the State of Nebraska
  • Showcased in a digital catalog
  • ALL submitted photos will become part of a virtual exhibit on partnering websites  

 From Adams to Antelope, Banner to Butler, Garden to Gage, Scottsbluff to Sheridan, and Dundy to Douglas, this juried exhibition is serving as a bridge to connect Nebraskans with their culture and heritage.

Photographers can begin submitting photos online (June 1, 2015 through January 4, 2016) at the Hildegard Center for the Arts website

Entrants must be at least 15 years of age and do NOT need to be residents of Nebraska. Photographers may enter up to 5 images per submission for a non-refundable fee of $15. Multiple submissions are allowed. For complete entry rules and judging criteria, go to

For questions regarding the Photography Call, contact Cathy Harrington (Project Chair) at 402.730.6668 or

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