From the press release:
The National Park Service named a photo of the Belle of Louisville as first place winner of the Tenth Annual National Historic Landmarks Photo Contest. The photograph, which shows the Belle cruising at Tall Stacks in Cincinnati, graces the cover of the National Historic Landmarks 2010 Event Planner and is also the featured photo for June. Photographer Philip Groshong of Cincinnati submitted the photo, which was among almost 200 entries from all over the nation.
The tenth anniversary contest was titled “Imaging Our National Heritage.” The photo of the Belle was chosen over images of other national landmarks such as the Gateway Arch in St. Louis and the Alamo in San Antonio. Over the ten years of the photo contest, more than 1,000 images have been submitted from almost every state in the union. The contest is meant to “encourage people to use their cameras to capture the meaning of their National Historic Landmark in a photo.”
Finally, some positive news!