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Editor’s column: Deadline looming, now is the time to enter the Historic Home Contest

It’s hard to believe the deadline for the Historic Home Contest is almost upon us.

It’s Monday, and if you’ve been putting it off, now is the time to submit those photos to see if your restored Victorian, Georgian, Colonial Revival, Beaux-Arts, Mid-Century Modern or residence reflecting other architectural styles has what it takes to be deemed the best historic home in the Washington area.

 As a reminder, we’re looking for a home, built before 1962, that strikes the best balance between adhering to its original architecture and expressing contemporary creativity.

 The grand prize winner will get a two-night stay for two at the Churchill Hotel, one of the Historic Hotels of America properties in Northwest Washington, and will be featured in a Washington Post Real Estate article on Oct. 20. The two runners-up will get a year’s membership to the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

 To enter, go to , read the rules and follow the instructions on uploading no more than eight high-resolution interior and exterior shots of your home.

 We hope to see your entry. Good luck.

Meanwhile, let us know what you think about our coverage over the past few weeks of historic homes and the issues facing their owners. Please share your thoughts and ideas with us in the comments section below or e-mail us at You can e-mail me directly at

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