The South Dakota State Historical Society wants people to enter a nationwide photography contest being held by Preservation50. The top five photographs in each category will be featured on Preservation50’s website.

“This is a chance to show off your photography skills and your love for historic places,” said Jay D. Vogt, director of the State Historical Society. “I encourage all history and photography enthusiasts to share their love of South Dakota history by participating.”

The contest is open to all United States residents. The photo must be taken of a historic place in the United States. There are four entry categories: inspiring place, endangered place, underrepresented place and cultural landscape.

To enter, take a picture of your favorite historic place and tag it to #P50Photo on Instagram. Include a comment with the category you are entering and what makes this place special to you. The entry deadline is Oct. 1. For more information, visit the contest website.

Preservation50 celebrates the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act, which was signed into law in October 1966. The act created the federal framework supporting the preservation and protection of the irreplaceable buildings, landscapes and archaeology in communities across the United States. It was enacted after numerous important historic buildings and sites were lost to new development in the years following World War II.