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#FLOFriday to Highlight 2022 HALS Challenge

2022 HALS Challenge: Olmsted Landscapes

2022 marks the 13th annual Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) Challenge. It also marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Law Olmsted, social reformer and founder of American landscape architecture. In celebration and acknowledgement of this important event, the National Park Service, alongside the American Society of Landscape Architects and the National Association for Olmsted Parks (NAOP), is pleased to announce this year’s contest — 2022 HALS Challenge: Olmsted Landscapes.

Olmsted 200 encourages everyone to participate in the challenge, using the master list of design projects to find nearby Olmsted landscapes in need of documentation. Sites designed or planned by Frederick Law Olmsted, his firm, and the firm continued by his sons, John Charles Olmsted and Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., are eligible.

#FLOFriday Instagram Live

On Friday, December 17 at 10:30 am ET, ASLA will be co-hosting a #FLOFriday Instagram Live event alongside Olmsted 200. Christopher Stevens, ASLA senior landscape architect, Historic American Landscapes Survey, National Park Service will be representing ASLA and offering insight into the challenge and the decision to theme the 2022 contest around Frederick Law Olmsted.

In addition to the traditional cash prizes, NAOP will also be awarding three framed certificates. Learn more about the contest and the submission process. The deadline to participate is July 31, 2022.

Learn more about Olmsted 200 and Frederick Law Olmsted.

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