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Deadline: December 31, 2014
Winner is: Judged
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Share the Experience 2014 Photo Contest

Share the Experience 2014 Photo Contest The Share the Experience 2014 Photo Contest is looking for the official photo that will be featured on the America the Beautiful Federal Recreation Lands Pass for 2016. Plus, it’s a fantastic way to “Share the Experience” and let others see and appreciate all the incredible federal lands and adventures across the nation.

We’re seeking amazing photos from amateur photographers that highlight the best of America’s federal lands, national parks and historical sites in these categories:

Adventure & Outdoor Recreation: Share photos of your favorite activities and adventures on federal lands across America’s Great Outdoors – camping, hiking, biking, boating, fishing, kayaking, skiing, climbing, riding, etc.

Historical & Cultural: Inspire with images depicting historical locations and cultural events – from national historical sites and monuments to cultural celebrations on federal lands

Scenic, Seasons & Landscapes:Capture scenic vistas and sweeping landscapes – fall foliage, forests, winter wonderlands, flowers, mountains, deserts, canyons, lakes, beaches, rivers and more.

Let’s Move Outside: Part of The First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative, Let’s Move Outside encourages kids and families to be active and explore America’s Great Outdoors. So, what are you waiting for? Get outside and share your adventure with us!

Wildlife: Take a walk on the wild side with photos of wildlife on federal lands – mammals, birds, insects and reptiles. Keep your distance and stay safe!

Night Skies: Capture the magic of a night out under the stars. Slow the shutter speed down and see what develops!

Photos must be taken on the lands or within the facilities of these participating agencies:

National Park Service
U.S. Bureau of Land Management
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Forest Service

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Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: GRAND PRIZE
$10,000
Your image on the Annual Federal Recreational Lands Pass (2016) distributed to nearly 500,000 people annually
A pair of Celestron Granite ED 10x42 Binoculars
A Celestron Trek Guide
An Annual Federal Recreation Lands Pass

2nd PRIZE
$5,000
A pair of Celestron Granite ED 10x42 Binoculars
A Celestron Trek Guide
An Annual Federal Recreational Lands Pass

3rd PRIZE
$3,000
A pair of Celestron Granite ED 10x42 Binoculars
A Celestron Trek Guide
An Annual Federal Recreational Lands Pass

HONORABLE MENTION PRIZES
Fan Favorite 1:
$1000
A pair of Celestron Trailseeker 10x42 Binoculars
An Annual Federal Recreational Lands Pass

Fan Favorite 2:
$1000
A pair of Celestron Trailseeker 10x42 Binoculars
An Annual Federal Recreational Lands Pass

Adventure & Outdoor Recreation: Voucher for a two-night hotel stay provided by Historic Hotels of America at Historic Hotels of America at Mayflower Park, Seattle, WA, A pair of Celestron Trailseeker 10x42 Binocular, An Annual Federal Recreational Lands Pass

Historical & Cultural: Voucher for a two-night hotel stay provided by Historic Hotels of America at Gettysburg Hotel, Gettysburg, PA, A pair of Celestron Trailseeker 10x42 Binoculars, An Annual Federal Recreational Lands Pass

Scenic, Seasons & Landscapes: Voucher for a two-night hotel stay provided by Historic Hotels of America at The Wort Hotel, Jackson, WY, A pair of Celestron Trailseeker 10x42 Binoculars, An Annual Federal Recreational Lands Pass

Let's Move Outside: Voucher for a two-night hotel stay provided by Historic Hotels of America at The Morrison-Clark Inn, Washington, DC, A pair of Celestron Nature 8x25 Binoculars, An Annual Federal Recreational Lands Pass

Wildlife: Voucher for a two-night hotel stay provided by Historic Hotels of America at 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa, Eureka Springs, AR,A pair of Celestron Trailseeker 10x42 Binoculars, An Annual Federal Recreational Lands Pass

Night Skies: Voucher for a two-night hotel stay provided by Historic Hotels of America at Jekyll Island Club Hotel Jekyll Island, GA, A Celestron Nexstar 5SE Computerized Telescope, An Annual Federal Recreational Lands Pass ELIGIBILITY: US / 13+

Submit photos in JPEG format. Try to ensure that the photo is 3 mb or larger with high resolution (300 DPI) as the winning photos must work in print Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: You must be the sole owner of the copyright of any photograph(s) submitted. Your submission of each photograph is your guarantee that you are the author and copyright holder of such photograph USAGE RIGHTS: By entering, entrants (parent/legal guardian if entrant is a minor in his/her state of residence) grant a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual license to the Sponsor and Administrator to edit, adapt, make derivative works from, broadcast, publish and otherwise use any or all of the descriptions and/or photograph(s) submitted, and may use them for advertising, promotional and/or any other purpose in any and all media now or hereafter devised worldwide in perpetuity without additional compensation, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law.

By entering this Contest, entrants (parent/legal guardian if entrant is a minor in his/her state of residence) agree to have their submitted photograph(s) used and displayed, either singularly or in combination with others and in any size, on the Sponsor’s and/or Administrator’s website and on the websites, social media, and print materials of the Sponsor and/or Administrator without any fee or other form of compensation due at any time for so long as desired by the Sponsor and Administrator. Credits, descriptions or titles, if any, used with the photograph(s) are in the Sponsor’s and Administrator’s sole discretion.

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