This is of particular interest this year as the finalists’ images will be featured at the annual National Association of State Parks Directors being held in Rogers, Arkansas this September. (Images are from previous entries)
(from media release)
The National Association of State Park Directors (NASPD) announces the launch of their third annual America’s State Parks 2019 photo contest. The contest is now accepting photo submissions through June 30, 2019, and provides an opportunity for U.S. residents 18 and over to visually share experiences captured at the nation’s state parks over the last year.
With a focus on highlighting real-life moments and celebrating the marvelous essence of the country’s public lands, the contest encourages amateur photographers to submit photos taken at a state park within the five categories of camping, wildlife, activities, friends & family, and scenic & seasons. Qualifying submissions will be judged on originality, artistic composition, technical quality, and effectiveness of the image in showcasing the best of America’s state parks.
The contest’s grand prize winner will be awarded a package valued at $2,500, including an RV rental from Outdoorsy, the largest and most trusted RV rental marketplace. Winners will also be selected from each of the contest’s five categories and will each receive a $500 REI gift card, a Luxe Camping Pillow from Klymit and a one year, ten-issue subscription to Backpacker Magazine.
“NASPD is excited to continue to offer a forum in which the community can easily connect with each other and share the experiences our state parks have afforded them,” said Lewis Ledford, executive director at National Association of State Park Directors. “We look forward to receiving this year’s submissions and celebrating America’s state parks.”
To ensure the delivery of modern, convenient online experiences to its contest entrants, NASPD engaged its trusted partner, Aspira™, to manage the operations and promotion for the contest. Aspira, the leading provider of technology and marketing services to park and conservation agencies across North America, will utilize its popular online outdoors marketplace, ReserveAmerica.com, to increase awareness of America’s State Parks photo contest.
Interested participants can submit their entries to the official parks photo contest website at AmericasStateParksPhotoContest.ReserveAmerica.com and winners of the contest will be announced in September during the National Association of State Park Directors Conference at www.arkansasstateparks.com/naspd2019.
The National Association of State Park Directors (NASPD) is devoted to helping state park systems effectively manage and administer their state park system. The mission of the Association is to promote and advance the state park systems of America for their own significance, as well as for their important contributions to the nation’s environment, heritage, health, and economy. For more information, visit www.stateparks.org.
Aspira and its outdoor marketplace, www.ReserveAmerica.com, provide connected experiences for the outdoor recreation industry. Its comprehensive suite of reservation and licensing technology and service solutions support state, provincial, and local government park, campground, and conservation agencies, conveniently connecting them with outdoor adventure seekers from around the world. Aspira is headquartered in Dallas, TX with eight offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.AspiraConnect.com.