In honor of the state’s Historic Preservation Month, which is May, the DNR Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology (DHPA) is announcing the winners of its annual Historic Preservation Month photo contest.

Photographers submitted digital images in one of five categories. The winners are:

Best Altered Image 
Thomas Sprunger, Monroe 
Old schoolhouse in Hartford Township, Adams County

Best Artistic Image 
Greg Sommer, Ridgeville 
Ward Township District #5 Schoolhouses, Randolph County

Best Black and White Image 
Kim Stone, Independence, Kentucky 
Monument Circle, Indianapolis

Best Color Image 
Melissa Robertson, Lafayette 
Fowler Theater, Fowler

Best Kids Image 
Makinsey Murphy, Pennville 
Log Cabin, Balbec

The photos are posted at and will be shared on the DHPA’s Facebook page during May. DNR’s Instagram account is sharing the photos this week.