Fellow New Yorkers, are you ready to snap that sign?
In the spring of 2020, we first asked for your help to take photos of historic markers funded by the Foundation in New York State to include in our marker map feature. The response was overwhelming and so much appreciated.
We are excited to announce that our crowdsourcing Snap That Sign photo campaign is back!
Qualifying pictures will be featured on our interactive marker map and all participants will receive a Pomeroy Foundation historic marker pin.
We thank you for your help and hope you have a blast this second time around!
Follow these three steps to get started
Review list of Pomeroy roadside markers that need to be photographed. An X in the box means we need that photo! GPS coordinates of each marker are available on our marker map.
Take a look at our photography and submission guidelines outlined below, as well as our tips sheet for taking photos.
Submit your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org and share on social media.
Photography and Submission Guidelines
Each qualifying submission should include one (or both) of two different photo styles: a Close Up (Photo A) and a Landscape (Photo B).
- Photo A – a “close up” shot of the marker itself, without the pole. The entire marker, including logo area, mounting base and edges, must be in frame.
- Photo B – a “landscape” photo shows the entire marker and pole, as well as its surroundings. Shoot this photo from a distance to capture key features related to the marker subject matter (e.g. a building, cemetery, field, etc.). This photo should give the viewer perspective on the marker’s location.
Check out this tips sheet for more information about taking quality roadside marker photos.
File Format & Size
Submitted photos must be saved as JPG, PNG or GIF files. Images should be high resolution. Each individual image should not exceed 8MB.
We are accepting photo submissions through Monday, May 31. Email as attachments to: email@example.com
*Include your full name, contact information (including mailing address), marker title and its location. Photos become property of the William G. Pomeroy Foundation.
A Thank You
If your photo is selected for publication on our website, we will notify you and provide you with a link to your photo(s).
We’ll also mail you a Pomeroy roadside marker pin as a thank you for participating.
Please observe local and New York State COVID-19 guidelines while you snap that sign. In addition, be mindful of traffic and parking regulations.