Contributor Guidelines for YouTube and Blog
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Thank you for your interest in contributing to, the website of the National Trust of Trinidad and Tobago. We welcome any contributions that meet our guidelines. Please read the following guidelines before sending in your blog or video to us.

Our Style

Some general characteristics of our blog stories are:

  • Readable by a wide audience (interesting, informative, not technical, not assuming industry knowledge or expertise)
  • High-quality photographs (1020p x 810) and videos (720p)
  • Conversational and friendly tone
  • Compelling, succinct storytelling

Potential topics include: (not exhaustive by any means)

  • Reflections on your experience of a certain place or preservation-related topic
  • A before-and-after restoration success story (e.g. adaptive reuse)
  • A surprising interaction with an old or historic building
  • A community’s experience with saving (or trying to save) a place that matters to them
  • Examples of how historic preservation has positively impacted a community
  • Hidden or little-known places that tell us more about Trinidad and Tobago’s diverse past

STRONGLY RECOMMENDED: Before writing your post, take time to read through the website and get a sense of our style and approach.


What to Submit

Please follow these specific guidelines.
Word Count: 500-800 words
Paragraph Length: 3-4 sentences or less
Photos and Videos:

  • Photos must be the highest resolution possible – or 1020p x 810
  • Acceptable formats: JPG and TIFF
  • Horizontal photos are preferred
  • Photos and videos taken by skilled photographer are preferred
  • Photos with blue skies and people in them are preferred
  • All photos and videos must be properly credited and pre-approved for use by the photographer
  • Please include credit information and caption information in either your email or text document


How to Submit

  • Send the text (Microsoft Word preferred) in a single-spaced document with line breaks between paragraphs and no indents
  • Include a title at the beginning and your bio line at the end
  • Include any URLs in parentheses next to the text you would like to have linked (or use the Comment feature in track changes)
    • Please do not hyperlink the text itself in the document
  • Send your text and photos as separate attachments and image files in one email to
    • Depending on attachment size, Dropbox, WeTransfer, Google Drive, or similar file transfer services are acceptable
  • Please adhere to agreed-upon deadlines and guidelines

Feel free to send any questions to Thank you! We look forward to reading your work.

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