Having fun, being outdoors and taking pictures of roadside markers to support the William G. Pomeroy Foundation’s historic marker grant program are at the heart of Snap That Sign, a statewide photo campaign underway through May 31st.
This family-friendly activity, which welcomes participation across New York State, invites the public to take photos of specific roadside markers funded by the Pomeroy Foundation, a private grant-making foundation based in Syracuse. This list on the Foundation’s website specifies the exact roadside markers that need to be photographed for the Snap That Sign campaign.
Participants have the opportunity to enhance their community’s presence on the Pomeroy Foundation’s interactive marker map. Qualifying photos selected for publication will be added to individual marker listings on the map, helping to provide greater visual context regarding the marker and its location. In addition to getting their photos published, qualifying participants will receive a Pomeroy Foundation roadside marker pin.
The instructions for participating in Snap That Sign are as follows:
Browse the list of Pomeroy roadside markers that need to be photographed.
Review the photography and submission guidelines, as well as these photo-taking tips.
Submit your photos to email@example.com and share your photos on social media. Be sure to use the hashtag #snapthatsign
For complete photography and submission guidelines, visit the Pomeroy Foundation’s Snap That Sign webpage. Consult local and New York State guidelines regarding shelter-at-home and social-distancing related to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as traffic and parking regulations.
More information about the William G. Pomeroy Foundation can be found on their website.
Photo of Railway Bridge provided.