Welcome to the 2021 The Presence of the Past Photography Competition. This is the first in what we hope becomes regular Then & Now Photo Competition exhibits. This year Napa County Historical Society has selected eighteen (18) historic landmarks from throughout Napa County, across nine (9) categories. Each category has historic images for two (2) landmark buildings. The challenge for modern photographers is to capture the aesthetics of a chosen landmark as it exists or does not exist today.
The guidelines for submission are available online and pertain to both the Senior and Junior divisions. Participants can submit up to four (4) modern images for the show. All submissions will be juried and selected images will be mounted and hung alongside the historic images in the Jess Doud Gallery for the duration of the exhibit. The judging rubric is also available, and once again applies to both Senior and Junior divisions.
All interested photographers please follow the guidelines and register here on the Napa County Historical Society website. Please be advised that some of the landmarks are on private property. We recommend making an appointment with property owners or administrators.
We are accepting photographs taken within the last 10 years. If you are going to submit a photo taken during the competition period, we recommend you call ahead due to pandemic restrictions.