The Barrow Preservation Society is asking for help collecting photos for a book that will highlight the history of Winder.

Around Winder, which is part of the Images of America series from Arcadia Publishing, will tell the story of the Barrow city from its earliest days through the present with an emphasis on the history through 1965. The book is scheduled for release in early November.

The Barrow Preservation Society is seeking clear images that show any of Winder’s houses, structures, commercial or government buildings or industrial sites — inside and out.

Images for consideration for the cover photo must be submitted no later than Jan. 25, while images to be considered for inclusion in the book must be submitted no later than Feb. 15.

The individual who submits the photo selected for the cover image will win a free copy of Around Winder and two tickets to the 2012 Christmas Tour of Homes.

In addition to photos, individuals are asked to submit descriptive information about each image.

First consideration will be offered to photos not previously includes in historical publications about Barrow County and Winder.

All contributors will receive acknowledgement in the book. No individuals will receive compensation for their participation in the writing or sales of this book. Proceeds from the sale of Around Winder will benefit the nonprofit organization’s preservation fund, which is supported by fee-based events, programs, activities and services, as well as designated donations and grants.

Submitted photos must be clear, not grainy or blurry. All photos will be scanned for submission and returned to the owners. Electronic files submitted for consideration must be in 8-bit grayscale, TIFF format, 300 dpi, with 8-inch output. They may be in vertical/portrait or horizontal/landscape orientation and can be e-mailed to

For more information on this project, call 678-425-9948, visit the Barrow Preservation Society’s Facebook page or e-mail