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Prizes of the 2005 Photo Contest
   Weekly, Monthly and Yearly Prizes provides various prizes for the weekly, monthly and yearly photo contests.

Weekly Prizes

All Weekly winners receive:

Monthly Prizes

All Monthly winners receive:

Monthly winners are selected at the first of each month for the preceding month's entries.

"Today I received a pleasant surprise in the mail. The mouse pad with my photo on it and the certificate of award. The mouse pad looks really cool and I would like to thank you for having the kindness to run a contest as well as you do. I was not suspecting a prize/gift. I hope your day has as much happiness as mine did."
Stratton Shook

Best Photograph of the Month

Our eNewsletter subscribers have the opportunity each month to select one photograph from among the 12 monthly category winners as the Best Photograph of the Month. (See last month's e-Newsletter) The photographer receives a framed picture as an award with a plate that describes the state park, photograph and photographer.  Visit our FAQ for e-Newsletter Subscribers to learn more.

"I just received my (framed) photo via UPS today and it is absolutely beautiful!  I'm so impressed by the presentation of the photo and award.  Whomever picked out the frame and matting colors really made my image stand out...and the funny part is the frame goes so well with my furnishings.  It already has a spot on the wall and I am very proud of it.  Thanks so much and I'm sure everyone else will be as thrilled as I am to have such a nice award."
~Best Wishes, Gerri Jones


Best Photograph of the Month Award

© Deborah Arihood

Yearly Prizes

Best of Show

  • $1000.00 Cash Prize

  • A 3-Day, 2-Night cabin stay from any one State Park System.

  • Winning photo framed with a plate

First Place Category Winners
(Each of 12 Categories)

  • $100.00 Cash Prize

  • Winning photo framed with a plate

Park Employee Top Winner

  • $500 to the winner's park of employment

  • Winning photo framed with a plate

How Photos are Judged

Decisions on weekly, monthly, and yearly winners are made on the following qualities:

  • Focus

  • Composition

  • Impact

  • Creativity

  • Technical Superiority

  • Storytelling

  • Lighting

  • Effectiveness in conveying the uniqueness of the particular park

All judges' decisions are final.

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