While progress has been made in identifying cultural landscapes during the past decade, much more work is needed to document these designed and vernacular places. Since 2010 landscape architecture preservation enthusiasts from every state have been challenged to complete at least one HALS short format history to increase awareness of particular cultural landscapes.
These challenges are growing in popularity, with entries resulting in many new donations to the HALS collection. Below are the descriptions and results of each challenge.
2010 HALS Challenge: Revisiting Cultural Landscapes of Childhood2010 HALS Challenge Results
2011 HALS Challenge: Celebrating Cultural Landscapes of Diversity 2011 HALS Challenge Results
2012 HALS Challenge: Documenting the American Latino Landscape 2012 HALS Challenge Results
2013 HALS Challenge: Documenting the Cultural Landscapes of Women2013 HALS Challenge Results
2014 HALS Challenge: Documenting Landscapes of the New Deal2014 HALS Challenge Results
2015 HALS Challenge: Documenting Modernist Landscapes
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