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Nebraska Historical Marker Photo Submission

With over 500+ historical markers across the State of Nebraska, History Nebraska is looking to our history lovers to give a helping hand and share your historical marker photograph masterpieces. See your image featured on Facebook and X’s (Twitter) weekly Marker Monday posts, blog posts, and viewable anytime on the History Nebraska app or Historical Marker website! 

With your help, we’ll be able to travel anywhere in Nebraska!


Below are examples of preferred and not recommended formatting tips for photographing markers.

Why are these images preferred?
  • The entirety of the marker can be read clearly.
  • The image is centered and fills up 80% of the frame. AND/OR The marker is depicted alongside its subject (building, site, landscape).
  • The marker is well lit without a reflection of a camera flash.
  • Photos are framed whether vertical or horizontal with plenty of room for cropping on each side.
  • The photographs were taken in the spring/summer when the surrounding landscape was green.
Why are these images not recommended?
  • The marker’s text is cropped out of the frame making it unreadable.
  • The image quality is blurry/grainy.
  • The distance from the marker is too far. (Distance is only preferred when the marker’s subject is also shown or uploaded with another photo from a closer perspective.) 
  • The image is uploaded with an obstruction (passing car, camera glitch, etc.) 

To Submit:

Choose FilesNo Files ChosenAccepted file types: jpg, jpeg, jpe, gif, png, bmp. Max. file size: 5 MB


6 + 5 =

If you have any questions about the submission process, you can reach us at: [email protected]

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