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Florida State Park Photo Contest

Mar 14, 2016 02:00AM
Florida's 174 state parks, trails and historic sites offer beautiful backdrops for recreational and nature-based photos, and we want to see them from your point-of-view. The new state park monthly photo contest's campaign is explore Florida State Parks, share your point-of-view, and win the Florida State Parks Photo Contest!

"Time spent at a park is invaluable for building family bonds and making memories," said Donald Forgione, director of the Florida Park Service. "I encourage park visitors to bring a camera along to tell their story and share their adventures."

New this year are the monthly themes to help focus your lens.

2016 Themes: • March – Signs of spring: gardens, wildflowers • April – Camping: RV, tent or just a backpack • May – Al fresco dining: picnics, grilling • June – School’s out: kids playing at a park • July – Beach season: seashells, sandcastles and shorebirds • August – Keep cool: freshwater springs • September – Read at the park: Bring a book, join a tour • October – Greenways and Trails Month: hiking, biking, horseback riding • November – Water world: surfing, swimming, diving, fishing • December – Family gatherings: cabins and campfires

Monthly prizes include a Florida State Parks Tervis tumbler and six state park day-entry passes. The public determines the monthly winners by voting.

The deadline to enter the contest is the 20th of each month. Monthly winners are announced on the first day of each month. Visit for more information, to enter a photo, or to vote.