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NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | August 31, 2008
Our changes to The Herald-Mail's annual Landmarks contest this year didn't throw too many people for a loop. Out of 137 entries, 91 entries found all 13 landmark clues, which were letters this year, and unscrambled the letters correctly to spell Elizabethtown, the first tiebreaker. When Jonathan Hager founded Hagerstown in 1762, he named the town for his late wife, Elizabeth. Kristi Gee won $300 and bragging rights for winning The Herald-Mail's 12th annual Landmarks contest when her entry was randomly drawn from all the correct answers.
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LIFESTYLE
By CHRIS COPLEY | chrisc@herald-mail.com | July 29, 2011
This year's Landmarks contest might not be a walk in the park. But it might be like a stroll in the garden. A garden of clues, that is. The Herald-Mail's 15th annual Landmarks contest is set in Funkstown this year, and all clues are plant related. Identify the answers to our 10 clues and you might win $300. As in years past, this year's clues are closeup photos of buildings or structures. All clues are visible from public sidewalks or streets in the city of Funkstown (for boundaires, see map)
NEWS
August 3, 2005
The Herald-Mail's ninth annual landmarks contest continues. Ten clues were published in the Lifestyle sections of The Herald-Mail, The Daily Mail and The Morning Herald last week. To clarify: Although the ironwork that is clue No. 8 resembles a gate, it is not actually a gate. Clue No. 1 has been disqualified from the contest because it does not meet the criteria for contest clues. Contestants only need to identify nine photographic clues for recognizable spots in Hagerstown.
NEWS
by JAKE WOMER | July 18, 2004
If we have our way here at The Herald-Mail, the streets of Hagerstown will be a little more crowded in the coming weeks. It's almost time for the eighth annual landmarks contest. Each year, clues are published in the newspaper, and contestants test their knowledge of the city in a scavenger-hunt mode. Participants have to get out and really see the downtown area to spot photographic clues. Last year's contest drew some readers outdoors with clipboards and a load of determination.
NEWS
By JAKE WOMER | August 5, 2007
If you are trekking around in this heat, I salute you. I hope to be somewhere air-conditioned, but The Herald-Mail is serving up some motivation for intrepid souls to venture outside. The newspaper's 11th annual Landmarks Contest kicked off July 29, and the grand prize is $500. It's a contest and a sort of unstructured fitness program. The contest goes like this: Ten photographic clues were printed in last Sunday's paper along with an entry blank. The clues are close-up images of distinct parts of buildings, structures, parking lots and athletic fields or courts.
NEWS
by JAKE WOMER | July 26, 2005
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. 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.
LIFESTYLE
By CHRIS COPLEY | chrisc@herald-mail.com | August 23, 2013
Turns out, winning The Herald-Mail's 17th annual Landmarks Contest really was a walk in the park for three women from Hagerstown. A walk and a drive. And lots of fun. The winners of the contest are Tia Taylor, her mother-in-law, Dena French, and Taylor's 12-year-old daughter, Destiny Taylor.  This year's contest was set in City Park in Hagerstown. The Herald-Mail published 10 close-up photos of elements of buildings or structures in the park. Participants searched for the clues and identified the landmarks.
NEWS
By TIFFANY ARNOLD | July 31, 2009
To watch a slideshow of the clues, click here! Here's a hint to this year's Landmarks Contest: knowing a bit of history pays. The Herald-Mail's 13th annual Landmarks Contest kicks off today. This time, the clues are at Antietam National Battlefield, near Sharpsburg. Antietam National Battlefield is the site of the Battle of Antietam, part of the Maryland Campaign of 1862 during the Civil War. Park officials say more than 23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing in the 12 hours of combat, earning it the lamentable distinction as the bloodiest, one-day battle in American history.
NEWS
By TIFFANY ARNOLD | August 29, 2009
o Clues and answers from the 13th annual Herald-Mail Landmarks contest SHARPSBURG -- The "stinkin' hot" days Janet Williams and her son, Roger Williams, endured at Antietam National Battlefield paid off. Literally. As the first-prize winners of The Herald-Mail's 13th annual Landmarks Contest, Janet and Roger Williams will receive $300. "Our luck's usually not like that," said first-time entrant Janet Williams, 68, a retired nurse who lives in Sharpsburg.
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