Preserving, protecting, & promoting Norfolk's historic cemeteries.




Entry rules for submission.  

  The Norfolk Society for Cemetery Conservation - NSCC will be accepting entries for the 2021 Norfolk’s Historic Cemeteriescape Photography Contest & Exhibit from February 1- April 19, 2021. The 1st place, 2nd place and Board Choice winners will be on display at Elmwood Cemetery, 238 E. Princess Anne Rd. on Saturday, May 8, 2021, 1:00pm – 3:00pm.  Norfolk’s Historic Cemeteriescape is designed to raise awareness of the historical, artistic, and cultural value of Norfolk’s historic municipal cemeteries. All funds raised are dedicated to conservation projects in Norfolk's municipal cemeteries. NSCC invites the public to submit photos using the entry form and following the criteria below:

  • Photos must be cemetery related and taken within any cemetery located in the Hampton Roads area. Photos may be in black and white or color. 
  • No photo collages or other forms of artwork will be accepted into the exhibit. 
  • Submission fee is $12.00 per photograph, not exceeding 5 photos.

Please follow the steps below:

  • Send photo(s)s & downloadable entry form(s) HERE in the same email if possible. You can include up to 5 entries per entry form.  --THE ENTRY FORM IS A FILLABLE PDF. YOU MUST SAVE BEFORE YOU CLOSE THE PDF!!  Download entry form.
  • Make sure that the name on the entry form is the same person who is paying for the submission fee(s) or PLEASE make note of person paying for the submission fee in your email when you send the entry form and photo submission.
  • Save digital files in jpeg format at 96 dpi to 200 dpi and 1600 to 3200 pixel width. Title each image with: Last name, first name, and photo title.
  • Payment for entries must be paid using the PayPal link ABOVE. Only paid submissions will be judged and displayed.
  • NSCC retains the rights to your submissions for future use and sale of photographs.
  • Prizes: $500 for Best in Show; $250 for 2nd place; $50-gift card for Board Choice Award.
  • NSCC will print/mat and display award winners at the exhibit to be held at Elmwood Cemetery.

NSCC and/or the Norfolk Department of Recreation, Parks & Open Space, Bureau of Cemeteries are/is not responsible for lost, delayed, damaged, misdirected or illegible submissions.  By entering the contest entrants grant NSCC the right to publish, use submitted photos in print or electronic form for advertising &/or promotion of NSCC, and for commercial products, including, but not limited to NSCC publications.  Submissions not conforming to the above guidelines will not be considered.  NSCC board members, advisor, staff and their family members may not enter this contest. 

For questions, please contact Diana Ramsey.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of this event, you may download our sponsorship materials HERE.