The Department of Interior announced a photo contest with a total prize pool of over $33,000 earlier this month.
We don’t get in the habit of posting photo contests, but I felt that this one was unique in that it’s done by a government body and that the prize money is so high.
The contest began on May 10th and continues until December 31st, 2013. The images must be taken on national land property, such as a National Park or Forest land, and you can submit up to two images each week. The contest particularly appeals to Landscape and Wildlife enthusiasts.
The Grand Prize is $15,000 and a stack of goodies (are they seriously including air fresheners in the goodie bag? Yes.)
Second place prize is $5,000, and Third place prize is $2,500; both come with their own goodie bags.
Be sure to read the fine print. Photos must be no more than minimally edited (as is fairly standard), cannot have been submitted in another contest, and must have been taken on lands managed by one of the ‘Recreation Agencies’ – National Park, Forest, Wilderness, and Fish and Wildlife Services.
View the press release.
Visit the Department of Interior’s “Share the Experience” website.
And just for inspiration you can visit the official Interior’s Instagram.
Images are Copyright of their respective owners and were acquired with permission from the Department of Interior.