Photography Contest

April 18, 2015 – Without further ado, here are our photo contest prize winners!  Congratulations everyone!!!!!!!!!

PRIZE WINNERS Announced: April 18, 2015


Mark your calendars for June 28th where we will have an Art Exhibit showing our contest prize winning photographs, as well as hold a book signing for our upcoming publication, Under the Shade of the Trees, by Fr. Chad Partain and Bobby Downs Hynson.  This will be held at the Main Street Community Center at 708 Main Street in Pineville. All contest entrants will receive an invitation. Follow this blog or our Facebook page for further information!



cemetery photo

Friends of the Historic Rapides Cemetery

Announce their First Annual

Preservation Project:



Entry Deadline:

March 6, 2015

At Midnight

THE ADDRESS OF THE CEMTERY: 201 HATTI STREET, PINEVILLE, LA. This entrance is always open. Feel free to use other entrances and/or photograph the front of the cemetery. This gate (located at the rear of the cemetery), is where most people prefer to enter as it is always open and has parking.

Enter your photos of the historic cemetery’s natural beauty in our first annual preservation project photo contest! The Historic Rapides Cemetery is known to have some of the most beautiful stonework and artistic monuments.

Professional, amateur and youth (must be 16 years of age or older) participants can enter images in the following categories:

  • Creative       •  Black and White      •   Essence of the Cemetery   •    Most Endangered

Winners will be announced by April 10, 2015 April 18, 2015*.  In addition to winning prizes and receiving a 1st through 3rd place certificate for each category, your photograph could be put on display in Pineville City Hall, displayed on our website and used for preservation purposes for the Historic Rapides Cemetery. There will be a special art night exhibit displaying all of the winning photographs and prizes and certificates will be conferred at that time.

For more information regarding registration information, contest details and prizes, please visit our website at:  or email us at:

To print a copy of the Photography Contest Flyer, click below:

Photography Contest Flyer FINAL

Official Contest Rules, Entry Form and Photo Release, click below:

Official Rules, List of Prizes, Entry Form and Photo Release

Prize Information:

Official Rules, List of Prizes, Entry Form and Photo Release

Thank you for supporting the First Annual Preservation Project for the Historic Rapides Cemetery!


Photo Contest jpg

* Due to the availability of one of our judges, we had to move the winner announcement date back one week in order to give all judges enough time to carefully consider all of the entries. Thank you for your understanding and check back April 18th!


2 thoughts on “Photography Contest

  1. I love this cemetery. I have some personal photos of it. I just might enter. Not to win but to show my view on its wonderful history and beauty.


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