Photo Contest

APA Urban Design and Preservation Division announces Second Chances | Discovered Places Membership Photo Contest.

Deadline extended to December 1, 2014

The contest will allow APA Urban Design and Preservation members to share moments of creativity, comfort, and beauty found in the unexpected. The Division membership is challenged to explore the theme of Second Chances | Discovered Places through the following categories:

  1. Urban Design
  2. Historic Preservation
  3. Mobile Urban Design, and
  4. Mobile Historic Preservation

The mobile category is intended for photographs taken on a smart phone or other mobile device.

Contest will run from November 15, 2013, until December 1, 2014. Winners will be announced in the Spring 2015 APA UDP Newsletter.

How to enter:

  • Join the APA Urban Design and Preservation Division Members Only Flickr page.
  • Post your photo to the Flickr page and include a title, 250-word description with location, and the submission category.
  • Fill out the submission form.

For more information on photography standards, read "Making the Camera Your Friend" in the October 2013 Issue of Planning magazine.

Four winners will be picked, one from each of the categories: Urban Design, Historic Preservation, Mobile Urban Design, and Mobile Historic Preservation. Each winner will receive a $200 certificate to Planners Press. The winning images will be donated to the next Planning Foundation auction and used in the APA Urban Design and Preservation Division website and newsletter. Entries can be used in the newsletter and other Division media prior to a winner being selected.

The contest is open only to members of the APA Urban Design and Preservation Division.

Join the Urban Design and Preservation Division

High-quality scans of non-digital photographs are acceptable. Digital photographs should be taken at the highest resolution possible. Photographs must be in a .jpeg, .jpg or .gif format. Cropped photos are eligible in all categories. We do not accept digitally or otherwise enhanced or altered photos. For a photo in which a person is recognizable, you must secure a model release from the subject or, in the case of a minor, the subject's parent or guardian.

If you have any questions please contact Lauren Trice at