We’re kicking off the #nolaphotochallenge!

We want you to explore New Orleans’ historic neighborhoods and capture the details that make this city unique. Every month, we’ll have a new photo focus for New Orleans Instagrammers. See the list of topics for 2019 below.

Submit your photo by using the hashtag #nolaphotochallenge on Instagram. Every month, one photo will be chosen, and the winner will receive a choice between two prizes: two tickets to an upcoming PRC home tour, or one of our T-shirts. The chosen photos also will be published in Preservation in Print. Photos must be original.

By using the hashtag #nolaphotochallenge, you give the Preservation Resource Center the right republish the image in print and online.


FEBRUARY – In living color

Photograph New Orleans’ most colorful houses.


MARCH – Shotgun houses

With singles, doubles and camelbacks across the city built in a variety of styles, shotgun houses have become synonymous with New Orleans’ architecture. Show us your favorite ones.


APRIL – Architectural details

Capture those details that make New Orleans buildings unique: brackets, ironwork, transoms, woodwork, etc.


MAY – Lush life

What is more New Orleans than a lush, tropical courtyard or porch? Show us your favorite inviting spot.


JUNE – Around the corner

Pay attention and you’ll spot corner store buildings all over the city. Many of them have been adaptively reused as residences. Show us one that catches your eye.


JULY – The grandest mansion

It’s simple. Show us big, pretty houses.



Vacant or blighted buildings are still a common sight throughout our city. Is there a historic building in need of some TLC that you hope to see returned to its former grandeur one day? Share the places you think are worthy of preservation.



New Orleans has many examples of noteworthy modernist architecture from the mid-20th century. Share photos of some of your favorite local mid-century modern buildings.


OCTOBER – It’s a sign

Ghost signs, neon signs, tile signs, hand-painted signs, iron signs. Share photos of interesting historic signs.


NOVEMBER – Twins, triplets, quadruplets

Have you ever done a double-take while walking down a New Orleans street, realizing neighboring houses are, more or less, structurally identical? Show us sibling houses that catch your eye.


DECEMBER – Most unusual buildings

New Orleans’ uniqueness shines not only through its colorful characters, but also through its unusual buildings. Share photos of those buildings that make you go “hmm.”


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