Wanted: Your Best Georgia State Parks Photos for National Contest


Georgia has some of America's most scenic state parks, according to a number of national ratings. And you can enter your best Georgia State Parks photos for an opportunity to win $5,000 or other prizes in a national photo contest sponsored by StateParks.org.

Enter your best photos from Georgia's state parks in the 2022 America's State Parks photo contest.Photo: DeanLand / Our Travel Cafe

Whether you have great shots of Amicalola Falls, Cloudland Canyon, FD Roosevelt, Stephen Foster, Tallulah Gorge or any of Georgia's other state parks, you can enter them before 11:59 pm on July 15 for an opportunity to win one of the 2022 prizes. Photographs must have been taken between May 15, 2020 and July 15, 2022, and represent one of five categories:

  • Camping
  • Wildlife
  • Friends and Family
  • Scenic and Seasons
  • Activities

Photos must be originals, taken by and with all rights owned by the entrant, and submitted in JPEG format. There's a limit of 40 photos per individual entrant, so there's lots of opportunities for all of your best, creative outdoor shots. The full set of rules is available online.

Photo categories include Camping, Wildlife, Friends and Family, Scenic and Seasons, and Activies.Photo: DeanLand / Our Travel Cafe

Along with other information, the online entry form requires identification of the state and park location, plus a description of the photo.

Prior grand prize winning photos and other entries can be viewed at the America's State Parks website.

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More Georgia State Parks

Georgia's state parks are among our favorite in-state stops to enjoy natural beauty and recreation. Here are links to some of our recent visits:

Family Boating at Red Top Mountain

Beautiful Amicalola Falls in All Seasons (video)

Favorite Georgia State Parks

Hiking the Iron Hill Trail (video)

Family RV Trip to FD Roosevelt State Park

Tossing anchor in a small cover where red clay sloped gently to the water’s edge, we enjoyed a swim in the lake’s cool water.Photo: DeanLand / Our Travel Cafe

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I'm a trained journalist, global traveler and retired business executive who worked for more than 20 years with some of the world's best and largest restaurant enterprises. I left the business world behind, living in Northwest Georgia and writing about avocations including outdoor excursions, family-friendly travel, road trips, exploration ideas for active seniors and some of my community passions. I've traveled to 47 states and nearly as many countries, and I'm still counting up. I'm a traveler, hiker, cyclist, blogger, marketing consultant, community volunteer and local high school band nerd who previously has lived in Florida, Ohio, Indiana and Mississippi. I'm a South Louisiana-born French Cajun whose great-grandparents were sugar farmers, bar owners and reputed bootleggers. My upbringing in food-rich Louisiana and my restaurant industry career affirmed my status as an over-qualified eater. That also inspired the name of my blog, OurTravelCafe.com. There, I offer up a complete menu of our my own experiences, explorations and adventures, organized by geography and always sprinkled with some spicy, tasty tidbits and food notes.

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