Does Your State Have Beautiful State Parks? Enter Your Best State Park Photos in Contest


Do you think your state parks have some of America's best scenery? Have you captured great photos at those parks? Well, you can enter your best state parks photos for an opportunity to win $5,000 or other prizes in a national photo contest sponsored by is looking for the best photos from state parks. Your picture could win prizes.Photo: DeanLand / Our Travel Cafe

Enter 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.
There's a limit of 40 photos per individual entrant, so there's lots of opportunities for all of your best, creative state park shots.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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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, 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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