National Park Foundation And Olympus Launch 2010 Share The Eexperience Photo Contest

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC (June 1, 2010) – The National Park Foundation and Olympus are proud to launch the 2010 Share the Experience photo contest.  The annual contest is the largest national park and public land photo contest for amateur photographers, and runs now through December 31, 2010.  The grand prize winner’s photo will be featured on an America the Beautiful Federal Recreation Lands Pass, and all winners will receive amazing prizes from Olympus.

“We always tell people in parks to take only pictures and leave only footprints,” said Neil Mulholland, President and CEO of the National Park Foundation.  “Our annual photo contest is a great reason to get outside and help capture the incredible spaces and places preserved in our national parks.”

This 2009 Share the Experience 3rd place winning photo was taken of Arches National Park was submitted by Durand Johnson.

Share the Experience is the official photo contest of America’s national parks and federal recreation lands.  Sponsored by Olympus and the National Park Foundation in partnership with the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Reclamation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Forest Service, the Share the Experience Photo Contest showcases the more than 500 million acres of Federal Lands and draws entries from all across the United States.

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, taken by 2008 Share the Experience 2nd Place Winner Dan Sorensen.

Amateur photographers can participate in the contest by uploading their photos from their computers through Facebook, Flickr, Shutterfly or directly at: www.sharetheexperience.org.

A complete list of prizing and rules for the contest are available at www.sharetheexperience.org.

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