Where Women Made History—Frequently Asked Questions

Thanks so much for your interest in the Where Women Made History crowdsourcing campaign. We look forward to seeing your submissions.

Is there a deadline for this campaign?

There is no deadline! The campaign will remain live for the remainder of 2020, so you have plenty of time to submit places as you think of them.

What happens when you reach 1,000 places?

Thanks to your contributions, we reached our initial goal of 1,000 places on Women's Equality Day, August 26, 2020. But we're feeling so inspired by the incredible places and stories you've illuminated that we want to keep going. While we consider what the next goal will be, we invite you to keep submitting.

I’m not sure I have the rights to a photo. What are my options?

Try searching the Library of Congress or Wikimedia Commons to see if any images of either the woman or the place are publicly available.

How do I read the full text for an entry that has been published?

Click on the picture of the entry that interests you, and the full picture and text should open up. Once the box is open, use your mouse or arrow keys on your keyboard to scroll.

I can’t get the submission form to work.

Please try resubmitting your entry directly on the campaign page. If you continue to have issues, please email webwork@savingplaces.org and we'll do our best to help you.

What if the place (or woman) I want to submit already has an entry?

Places—and the people associated with them—have rich and complex histories, so we know one entry can't capture everything there is to learn about them. If you'd like to submit a place or person that has already been entered, we encourage you to think of a different angle to share that helps tell the full story.

Is self-nomination allowed? What about living persons?

Self-nominations and living persons may be submitted, but remember to focus on the specific place where she made history, as well as her accomplishments. We do reserve the right to use or not use the information at our sole discretion.

I am recommending this place. Here’s more info about it.

Feel free to submit your entry directly on the campaign page. The yellow “Submit Your Entry” button will walk you through the short process. Right now, our staff capacity doesn't allow for upfront research or review.

I have a long list of possible places. Can you pick which ones you want?

We encourage you to select your favorite places and submit them directly. Right now, our staff capacity doesn't allow for upfront research or review.

I submitted a place. When will it appear on the website?

We’re had terrific response so far to the Where Women Made History campaign, and it has temporarily outstripped our staff capacity for quick review. Please check back later to see your entry.

Still have questions? Email webwork@savingplaces.org for help.

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