The Baltimore National Heritage Area (BNHA) is a congressionally designated area encompassing 22 square miles within the city of Baltimore. The mission of BNHA is to promote, preserve, and enhance the heritage area’s cultural, historic, and natural resources for current and future generations. BNHA encourages activities that spur economic development through heritage tourism and make the heritage area more visitor-ready, visitor-friendly, and more livable for Baltimore residents.

Please choose the application or report form from the menu below which best serves your purpose today. Report forms are for current grantees only. 

Go ahead and take your best shot! IT'S A SNAP! 2021 Photo Contest

ARE YOU AN ASPIRING PHOTOJOURNALIST OR JUST AN AVID SHUTTERBUG?

No matter your level of expertise, here’s your chance to share your special photographs that reveal the best of Baltimore - the people and places of Charm City!

Winning photographers receive prizes, and the best images will be showcased on BNHA’s social media channels and a special Baltimore National Heritage Area promotional product in 2021.

Photographs must be taken within the Baltimore National Heritage Area. All hi-res entries must be submitted electronically by October 29, 2021.

Why is the contest period so long? We want to give you a chance to capture all the seasons here in Baltimore from Spring to Fall. Your photos can be in color or black and white.  

*** Minors (16 and up) are encouraged to participate with parental consent. ***

Please read the complete Rules and Requirements before submitting your photo. All entries must be submitted electronically by October 29, 2021.



For a photo in which a person is recognizable, you must secure a model release form the subject or, in the case of a minor, the subject’s parent or guardian and provide it to BNHA upon request. A model release is available on the heritage area’s website. (Click here for the form.)



What are we looking for?

Baltimore is known as a city of monuments and a city of neighborhoods. Each of our neighborhoods have special icons (such as buildings, statues, and parks) that are celebrated. Show us what makes your neighborhood monumental!





PHOTO CONTEST PRIZES



The Grand Prize Winner will receive a $300 gift card. First place - $200 gift card. Second Place - $100 gift card. Honorable Mention - $50 gift card. Photographers can only win one prize per contest. 

Congratulations on the completion of your project, funded in part by Baltimore National Heritage Area's grant award! Thank you for submitting your final report below. Forms to complete this report (for upload) can be found on our website's grants page at https://www.explorebaltimore.org/grants. Upon review and approval of this final report, the Baltimore National Heritage Area will issue your final payment. It is important to sign, scan, and then upload your final disbursement request form with this report as this form activates your final payment. Once approved by BNHA, it takes approximately 30 days to receive a payment from the City of Baltimore directly (by mailed check, or a shorter timeframe if your organization is already enrolled in the Electronic Funds Transfer program with the City) OR approximately 10 business days if this is a Heritage Investment Grant award or Neighborhood Placemaking Grant award. Please ensure your mailing address and EIN are correct on this form.

If you have any questions or need additional help, please email the BNHA Grants Portfolio Manager at dwalterdavis@baltimoreheritagearea.org

BNHA will contact you if there is any missing documentation, or if any additional information is needed.

We are looking forward to reading your final report and project outcomes. Thank you for your partnership! 

Baltimore National Heritage Area