The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program is accepting student entries for the 2017 Arkansas Historic Film Prize. The deadline for submissions is March 31.

The contest is for Arkansas high school students producing short films about historic properties in the state, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program Director Frances McSwain announced recently.

The Arkansas Historic Film Prize is sponsored by the AHPP and the Arkansas Humanities Council in partnership with the Arkansas Educational Television Network’s “Student Selects: A Young Filmmakers Showcase.”

The documentaries must be five to 15 minutes long and can be based on any historic Arkansas properties that are at least 50 years old.

Winning entries will be shown at the Ron Robinson Theater in Little Rock on May 11 and winning filmmakers will receive cash prizes. Details are available at

The AHPP is the Department of Arkansas Heritage agency responsible for identifying, evaluating, registering and preserving the state’s cultural resources.

The submission deadline is March 31 and instructions for entering the competition can be found at

Details: AHPP Education Outreach Coordinator Amy Milliken, 501-324-9786 or or Casey Sanders at AETN Student Selects, 501-682-4190 or