Abraham Lincoln would be 200 years old this year…what better way to celebrate than uploading a personal photo and superimposing one of his trademark looks onto your face! Do you dare “Lincolnize” yourself?
That’s exactly what the Chicago History Museum wants you to do! The museum’s website has an online photo contest to “Lincolnize” yourself which corresponds to a series of exhibits and programs to celebrate Lincoln’s Bicentennial.
Props to the museum for:
- Including interactive web-activities that extend and enhance the museum visit experience. This photo contest also serves as a great entry-point for virtual visitors to learn about the museum and explore!
- Coming up with a great incentive: a family membership grand-prize! With a less than fab economy, such a prize enables at least 1 family to benefit from the museum’s services. It also creates positive buzz and gets families involved!
- Getting all 2.0 and showcasing our beloved Lincoln-wannabes on Flickr.
- Combining creative self-expression (yes, you can have a pink beard) with a user-friendly application (click and upload, simple as that) and learning for a pretty neat experience!
Kudos to the Chicago History Museum, Abe would be proud!