Annual landmarks contest kicks off

July 24, 2005

Ten clues show way to $500 prize

We have a $500 reason for you to check out downtown Hagerstown.That's the prize for The Herald-Mail's ninth annual landmarks contest.

Today through Friday, we will publish photographic clues for recognizable spots in Hagerstown.

The 10 clues can be spotted within three blocks north, south, east or west of Hagerstown's Public Square. They are not historic landmarks, but they are relatively distinct parts of the downtown area.

We will publish close-up images of buildings, structures, walls, gates - just about anything that's a fixture - in the designated part of Hagerstown. All clues are visible from the sidewalk or parking lots.


Participants simply need to identify the images and fill in the name of the building or structure and its location on the numbered entry blank.

Five clues appear today on pages E1 and E7. The other clues will be published on section fronts - one per day Monday through Friday.

When you've identified the images, fill in the entry blank on page E7 today or a copy of it. Include your name, address and daytime telephone number.

Identify as many as you can for a chance to win. The person who correctly identifies all 10 pictures will win $500. If there's a tie, one name will be randomly drawn from among the names of those who qualify. If no one correctly identifies all the photos, the person with the most right answers will win.

Employees of The Herald-Mail and their families are not eligible.

Return your response in one of the following ways:

Drop it off at The Herald-Mail office, 100 Summit Ave., Hagerstown, between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Mail it in care of Landmarks/Lifestyle, The Herald-Mail Co., P.O. Box 439, Hagerstown, MD 21741.

E-mail it to

Fax it to 301-714-0245, attention: Lifestyle.

Make sure you include a daytime phone number. The deadline is noon Monday, Aug. 8.

The winner's name and photograph, along with the correct answers, will be published Sunday, Aug. 14.

Good luck.

- Jake Womer, Lifestyle editor

Weeklong breakdown of landmarks clues

The schedule for landmarks photos follows:

Today - five clues

Monday - one clue on the front of the Health section

Tuesday - one clue on Next

Wednesday - one clue on the front of the Food section

Thursday - one clue on the front of Out & About

Friday - one clue on the Family page

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