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#LincolnSelfie Contest Information and Rules

 The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum is hosting a #LincolnSelfie Contest in January 2015!

    Lincoln selfies should include one or more of the following components:
  • Contestants dressed as Lincoln.
  • Contestants at their favorite Lincoln site, monument, or museum.
  • Contestants with their favorite Lincoln statue, doll, reenactor, photo or artwork.
  • Submitted photos may be from previous selfie shots or can be taken throughout the duration of the contest.

Only photos posted on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter will be accepted.  Be sure to use the following handles when posting so they can be easily tracked: tagging the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum on Facebook, @ALPLM on Twitter, @lincolnmuseum on Instagram, and #LincolnSelfie.

Filters can be applied, but the use of PhotoShop or any digital manipulation software is strictly prohibited.

Posts will be accepted anytime during the month of January 2015.

The top 3 finalists will be selected by a panel of judges on February 2nd.

From Februrary 3rd - 11th, be sure to like your favorite selfie from the finalists, and encourage your friends, family and followers to do the same.

The number of likes on our Facebook page will determine the grand prize winner*, which will be announced on February 12, 2015.

By submitting your photo as part of the #LincolnSelfie Contest – you authorize the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum (ALPLM) and the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency (IHPA) to use your photo, and in doing so, pass copyright ownership of the image to the ALPLM.  This image may be used for marketing purposes at the discretion of the ALPLM.

If you would like your #LincolnSelfie to be displayed in the museum on Lincoln’s birthday (2/12/15), please send your photo to  **If you choose not to e-mail your photo, it will not disqualify you for the contest. 

Have fun, but please be respectful.   

*Grand Prize winner will receive a water bottle from our gift shop, a new Undying Words t-shirt, Official Guide of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum, and your very own Sharper Image Selfie Stick.  Prize package is valued at approximately $125. 

All staff and volunteers of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum (ALPLM) or Illinois Historic Preservation Agency (IHPA) can submit photos but are not eligible for prizes.