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New Contest Starts Tomorrow! Write About Your Own "Historic Downtown"

 My friend Melissa Grant, who founded the Blast from the Past! group, asked me to help judge her latest contest, which should be an interesting one.  The challenge for this contest is to travel back in time and document historic buildings and landmarks in your area.  

The goal here is to give the consumers a piece of history for your area. Share photos of specific areas and/or buildings. You might even consider a post about how your city or county originally got its name.

As an example, you can check out Melissa's terrific post from earlier today : Relocating to Crossville TN ? The History of Mayland TN from Crossville TN Real Estate




The Contest will begin March 28th and END at midnight on April 7th. 

Rules :

Your Entry must contain the history of your chosen area.  You can choose a building, a landmark, an entire street, subdivision etc.. Make it your own.

  • Your Entry must contain at least two (2) pictures
  • Your Entry must be tagged Historic Downtown
  • Entry must be posted as a Public entry and posted to Localism as well as the Blast From The Past Group


Judging Criteria:

  • Originality
  • Spelling/Grammar
  • Content 
  • Appearance 
  • Following the Rules

This would be great information to add to your own Relocation Package and online presence.

Judges :   Melissa Grant, Adam Waldman, Vanessa Stalets, and me.

Judges can submit post's but their entries will not be eligible to win.




First Place Winner receives 2000 points

Second Place Winner receives 1000 points

3 Honorable mentions will receive 500 points

200 points for entering IF you follow the contest rules and guidelines !

Wanna add some great technology to your post ? There will be additional points awarded for anyone who adds podcast, slideshow or video to your blog. The points are as follows :750 points for a video, 500 for a podcast, 200 for a slideshow.


Good luck!  I hope to see some great entries!

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