2015 ‘Share the Experience’ photo contest underway


LakeBonaparte_duck_JulianneGCraneThis year’s popular ‘Share the Experience’ Photo Contest is accepting entries through Dec. 31, 2015.

If you’re an amateur photographer, this is a great chance to get your photos seen by millions of people simply by submitting inspiring images of America’s federal lands, national parks, forests, waterways and historical sites … and, maybe earn a little money for your efforts. The 2015 contest features more than $30,000 in prizes and, best of all, it will determine the pass image for the 2017 ‘America the Beautiful’ National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass.

‘Share the Experience’ showcases amazing photography that highlights the endless recreation opportunities and breathtaking scenery offered by America’s federal lands. In 2014 more than 21,000 images were submitted.

For a full listing of prizes and rules, or to submit a photo, please visit ‘Share the Experience.’

2015 categories include:

– Adventure & Outdoor Recreation
– Historical & Cultural
– Every Kid in a Park
– Night Skies
– Scenic, Seasons & Landscapes
– Wildlife

Participating Federal Agencies include: National Park Service, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and U.S. Forest Service.

— Adapted from a news release from Recreation.gov.

Photo: Duck on misty Bonaparte Lake in the Okanogan National Forest in Eastern Washington State.  (Click on image to enlarge) Julianne G. Crane

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