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2018 Othmar H. Ammann Awards Underway

2018 has presented itself with many surprises in all aspects. In particular with bridgehunting and bridge photography, where readers, followers and enthusiasts have been awed by many historic bridges abandoned for many years until discovered most recently, communities where historic bridges that are little mentioned are getting recognition, and historic bridges that are the spotlight for photographers and preservationists who worked successfully to breathe new life into them.

And with that, the 2018 Othmar H. Ammann is now open to business. Between now and December 3rd, the Bridgehunter's Chronicles is now accepting entries of (historic) bridges and people who have worked to save them for reuse. Named after the Swiss bridge engineer who left his mark in bridge building in New York and the surrounding area, the Award is given out, both on the national and international levels in te following categories:

Best Bridge Photo

Best Example of a Restored Historic Bridge

Lifetime Achievement (including post mortem)

Tour Guide- Communities, Counties, Districts with a high number of historic and fancy modern bridges

Best Kept Secret- Individual Bridge

Mystery Bridge and

Bridge of the Year.

To enter the contest, please click here:

https://bridgehunterschronicles.wordpress.com/2018/10/09/201...

and you will be followed to the contact form and e-mail address where you can submit your entries. The contest is open for all people, but please pay attention to the guidelines for Best Bridge Photo. If you have any questions, please contact Jason Smith at the Chronicles.

Good luck and may the bridgehunting bring you the best bridges deserving the best recognition.

Comments  (4)

2018 Othmar H. Ammann Awards Underway
Posted December 4, 2018, by Jason Smith (flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com)

Hi folks,

Tomorrow is your last day to submit your bridge entries to this year's Ammann Awards by the Bridgehunter's Chronicles. To find out which categories your bridge entries can be entered into, click here: https://bridgehunterschronicles.wordpress.com/the-othmar-h-a...

Please use this link to submit your entries: https://bridgehunterschronicles.wordpress.com/2018/12/03/rem...

Enjoy shopping for bridge apparel and Christmas cards, by the way.

I will accept entries until 11:59pm Chicago time on the 6th. Voting will commence in the next week. Looking forward to your last minute entries. :-)

2018 Othmar H. Ammann Awards Underway
Posted November 26, 2018, by Jason Smith (flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com)

Deadline for entries for this year's Ammann Awards has been pushed back. The deadline for all submissions is now December 5th at 11:59 pm Chicago time (6:59 am Berlin time the following day). Reason for that is the very low number of entries especially in the areas of Best Photo, Lifetime Legacy and Best Kept Secret Individual Bridge. Furthermore, other circumstances on both the author's part and that of the entrants' have also played a role. You still have some time to submit your entries. Information is here: https://bridgehunterschronicles.wordpress.com/the-othmar-h-a...

Again: Deadline is December 5th.

2018 Othmar H. Ammann Awards Underway
Posted November 10, 2018, by Jason Smith (flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com)

Reminder: You have three weeks to submit your entries for this year's Ammann Awards by the Bridgehunter's Chronicles. This Month is Historic Bridge Month and together with honoring Eric Delony, we're doing a photo special, where a feature bridge photographed by the author will be featured and honored pnce a week. The Smithfield Street Bridge is the first one. https://bridgehunterschronicles.wordpress.com/2018/11/10/bhc...

2018 Othmar H. Ammann Awards Underway
Posted November 1, 2018, by Jason Smith (flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com)

One month left to submit your entries to this year's Ammann Awards- dedicated this year in honor and memory of a well-known pontist. We're also collecting stories and photos of him and his bridges. More details here: https://bridgehunterschronicles.wordpress.com/2018/11/02/new...