Preserving, protecting, & promoting Norfolk's historic cemeteries.



Winners have been contacted by phone 5/16.

Please join us at Slover Library on May 21, 2019 to see all of the amazing photos that were entered!

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Cemeteriescape 2019 Photo Contest Judges

Beth Austin, Photographer

Beth Austin is a published photographer specializing in live music, street, and event photography. Austin has been showing and selling photography since 1999 and shooting live shows since 2009.  Austin is a two time VEER Magazine Music Award  winner for concert photography. There isn't much Austin wouldn't do for a good cup of coffee, is rarely seen without a camera and makes her home in Norfolk.  

Austin’s photography has appeared in the following publications:
AXS, Hardcore Norfolk, AltDaily, Rock Voltage Magazine, Encore Magazine, Whurk Magazine, GayRVA, OutLife757, Sinister Wisdom, The Nation


Philip Shucet, Photographer

Nothing is more powerful than your story. After wrapping up 45 years in corporate America, I've come to realize that there is nothing more powerful than an individual's story. We are born into a story. And every day afterward we create and shape new ones. Your story doesn't just live in your head or heart. Your story stretches over you and is your skin.

I have a searing passion for photographing people and telling their stories. 


Entry rules for submission. 

The Norfolk Society for Cemetery Conservation - NSCC will be accepting entries for the 2019 Norfolk’s Historic Cemeteriescape Photography Contest & Exhibit from March 17, 2019 to April 17, 2019. The 1st place, 2nd place and Board Choice winners will be on display at a reception at Slover library on May 21, 2019 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Norfolk’s Historic Cemeteriescape is designed to raise awareness of the historical, artistic, and cultural value of Norfolk’s historic municipal cemeteries. All funds raised are dedicated to conservation projects in Norfolk's municipal cemeteries. NSCC invites the public to submit photos using the entry form (SAVE before you exit the form) and following the criteria below:

  • Photos must be cemetery related and taken within any cemetery located in the Hampton Roads area. Photos may be in black and white or color. No photo collages or other forms of artwork will be accepted into the exhibit. You may submit as many photos as you like. Submission fee is $20.00 per photograph.

  • Entries must be a digital copy and uploaded on this page. See below. If you already have an account you can Sign-in or Register. 

  • Please save digital files in jpeg format at 96 dpi to 200 dpi and 1600 to 3200 pixel width. Title each image with: Last name, first name, title and cemetery name and location. Do not email photo submissions. Payment for entries must be paid using the PayPal link at the bottom of this page. Only paid submissions will be judged and displayed.

  • NSCC retains the rights to your submissions for future use and sale of photographs.

  • Prizes: $1,000 for Best in Show; $500 2nd place; $50-gift card Board Choice Award.

  • All photographs will be displayed on the Slover Library Media/Digital Wall. NSCC will print/mat and display award winners at the NSCC reception to be held at the Slover Library.

Photo Submission Fee:


2017 Cemeteriescape submissions: