Summit County Historical Society accepting submissions for ‘Winter Wonder in Summit County’ photo wall

AKRON, Ohio – The Summit County Historical Society is seeking photo submissions for its “Winter Wonder in Summit County” photo wall, which will be displayed at the Summit County Courthouse in downtown Akron.

Photographs will be accepted through Jan. 20. To be considered for the wall, photos must be taken during winter in Summit County. Photos can be selfies, group photos or shots of historic or meaningful locations, according to the society.

The historical society encourages photographers to include a brief summary about the photo and what that location means to them, along with their first name. Selected photos will be linked with a QR code that will be placed on the image panel for the final installation. The QR code will allow visitors to learn more about the image and the photographer. Photos should be between 1MB and 4 MB in size. They can be emailed to

The historical society’s display space at the courthouse is part of the Curated Courthouse initiative – a collaboration between the Summit County Probate Court and Curated Storefront to display curated art on site. The goal of the initiative is to provide “respite and enrichment” for employees, attorneys and visitors to the courthouse, which is often a stressful environment. Featured art aims to give underserved and diverse artists an audience, according to the Curated Storefront website. The initiative is funded in part by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight Arts Challenge.

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