The University of Maine Humanities Center has partnered with the Bangor Daily News on “My Maine Culture,” a project to celebrate Maine’s sense of place.
The public is encouraged to submit a digital postcard — an image or video with accompanying text — to the BDN by Dec. 16. Visuals should capture participants’ Maine culture or what they love about the state. Submissions should include 200 words or fewer that explain what the image or video depicts and why it was chosen.
Submissions can be sent to Erin Rhoda, BDN Maine Focus editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or can be posted on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #MyMaineCulture.
The BDN will publish highlights from the digital postcard collection before the Downtown Bangor Public Humanities Day on Jan. 24, to contribute to the day’s events. The Downtown Bangor Public Humanities Day is hosted by UMHC and began in 2013 to create a better forum for connecting UMaine faculty, staff and students with the general public.
The Maine Folklife Center at UMaine also may choose to preserve the digital postcards in its archives.