The National Park Foundation sponsors the annual Share the Experience Photo Contest. The grand prize winning picture gets to be on the 2015 federal lands recreation pass, and the winning photographer will receive $15,000, a recreation pass, and other goodies. There are also cash and equipment prizes for second and third places. Honorable mentions will receive nice prizes as well. Visit the website for prize details. Photographers have until December 31, 2013 to enter the 2013 contest.
Here are the photo categories for the 2013 Share the Experience Photo Contest. Pictures must have been taken between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2013. Get more details from the contest Photo Guidelines.
- Adventure & Outdoor Recreation
- Historical & Cultural
- Scenic, Seasons & Landscapes
- Let’s Move Outside!
You may enter up to two pictures per week taken on any of the federal recreation lands administered by the agencies listed below. Get the details from the Share the Experience official contest rules. Get more information by reading the contest FAQ.
Federal recreation lands are administered by these participating agencies…
- National Park Service
- U.S. Forest Service
- U.S. Bureau of Land Management
- U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
The annual Recreational Lands Pass can be purchased online or from retailers like REI. Visit the contest website to see the 2012 winning pictures.