National Parks Photo Contest 2011


Share the Experience National Parks Photo Contest

When I visit National Parks, I find it hard not to take photos. Even though I am far from a professional photographer, I enjoy documenting what I see so that I can share it with others. If you have any interest in photography and our National Parks, you will want to know about the National Park Foundation’s 2011 Share the Experience photo contest.

Share the Experience is an annual photography competition which has the goal of encouraging all to share their National Parks experiences through photographs. The contest is open to everyone age 13 and older. Photos can be submitted online and by December 31, 2011 at ShareTheExperience.org. The following prizes are available for the National Parks photo contest:

Grand Prize: Trip to Recreation Area 4 days / 3 nights for 4 people, Magellan GPS eXploris 510, Federal Recreational Lands Interagency Pass, $100 REI gift card and $500 in spending money

1st Prize: Magellan GPS eXplorist 510, Federal Recreational Lands Interagency Pass and $100 REI gift card

2nd Prize: Magellan GPS eXplorist 310, Federal Recreational Lands Interagency Pass and $100 REI gift card

3rd Prize: Magellan GPS eXplorist GC, Federal Recreational Lands Interagency Pass and $100 REI gift card

Honorable Mention (10 winners): Federal Recreational Lands Interagency Pass and $100 REI gift card

Since the National Parks Photo Contest 2011 runs through the end of the year, there has been no announcement of the National Parks Photo Contest 2012 as of yet. As soon as we get information on the National Parks Photo Contest 2012, we will post it here.

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4 Responses to National Parks Photo Contest 2011

  1. Reggie Lowry says:

    Can I submit without using the on line option. My photo’s are on piscasa web and the browse button does not locate them. I would like to submit straight from my albumn.
    I did register.

  2. jeffrey says:

    It doesn’t appear so, but you need to contact the contest directly to find out. This is what it says about submission rules:

    i. To enter online: During the Submission Phase, visit http://www.sharetheexperience.org, and follow the links and instructions to register for the Contest and submit up to three (3) total photo Entries (as defined in Section 6 below) that express the theme “Showcasing the best of America’s Recreational Opportunities.” The photographs must be taken in one of the Federal Recreation Agency Lands (as defined below in Section 6) between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2011. You must indicate to which Federal Recreation Agency Lands the photograph corresponds. Online entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on December 31, 2011.

    ii. To enter via mail: During the Submission Phase, hand print your name, address, day and evening phone numbers, email address (if any), and age on a 3” x 5” piece of paper. Mail it in a hand-addressed, stamped envelope with your photograph to: National Parks Foundation “Share the Experience™ 2011,” 1201 Eye Street, NW, Suite 550B, Washington, DC 20005. All mail-in Entries must be postmarked by December 31, 2011 and received by the close of business on January 9, 2012. Limit: one (1) entry per separately mailed envelope, up to three (3) total photo Entries.

  3. Hi – how will I know if my photos have been accepted?

  4. jeffrey says:

    You need to contact the contest directly to obtain that information.

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