William G. Pomeroy Foundation Welcomes Public Participation Across New York State
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Having fun, being outdoors and taking pictures of roadside markers to support local history are at the heart of Snap That Sign, a new statewide photo campaign hosted by the William G. Pomeroy Foundation now through Sunday, May 31.
This family-friendly activity, which welcomes participation across New York State, invites the public to take photos of specific roadside markers funded by the Pomeroy Foundation, a private grant-making foundation based in Syracuse, N.Y. This list on the Foundation’s website specifies the exact roadside markers that need to be photographed for the Snap That Sign campaign.
Participants have the opportunity to enhance their community’s presence on the Pomeroy Foundation’s interactive marker map. Qualifying photos selected for publication will be added to individual marker listings on the map, helping to provide greater visual context regarding the marker and its location. In addition to getting their photos published, qualifying participants will receive a Pomeroy Foundation roadside marker pin.
“Many of us are looking for ways we can help out or simply get outside for a fun activity. Snap That Sign checks those boxes,” said Deryn Pomeroy, Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Pomeroy Foundation. “Our digital map is one of the most viewed pages on our website and your photos can help make an even better user experience for everyone.”
The instructions for participating in Snap That Sign are as follows:
- Browse the list of Pomeroy roadside markers that need to be photographed.
- Review the photography and submission guidelines, as well as these photo-taking tips.
- Submit your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org and share your photos on social media. Be sure to use the hashtag #snapthatsign
For complete photography and submission guidelines, visit the Pomeroy Foundation’s Snap That Sign webpage. Consult local and New York State guidelines regarding shelter-at-home and social-distancing related to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as traffic and parking regulations.
About the William G. Pomeroy Foundation
The William G. Pomeroy Foundation® is a private, grant-making foundation established in 2005. The Foundation is committed to supporting the celebration and preservation of community history; and to raising awareness, supporting research and improving the quality of care for patients and their families who are facing a blood cancer diagnosis. Since 2006, the Foundation has funded more than 1,000 historic roadside markers and plaques nationwide. Grants cover the cost of a marker, pole and shipping. Visit: www.wgpfoundation.org
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