2013 Share the Experience

2013’s contest was sponsored by the National Park Foundation, Active Network and Air Wick 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, with prizing including Columbia Sportswear backpacks and hotel packages courtesy of Historic Hotels of America.

Grand Prize Winner

Kayakers at Pictured Rocks

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Courtney Kotewa

Ms. Kotewa received $15,000, a Columbia Sportswear backpack, an Air Wick Limited Edition National Park Collection prize pack and a Federal Recreational Lands Interagency Pass.


Second Place

Frozen icicles hang off a cave wall at Apostle Islands

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

Michael DeWitt

Mr. DeWitt received $10,000 a Columbia Sportswear backpack, an Air Wick Limited Edition National Park Collection prize pack and a Federal Recreational Lands Interagency Pass.


Third Place

 A hiker on a high ledge at Glen Canyon

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Darrell Staggs

Mr. Staggs received $2,500 a Columbia Sportswear backpack, an Air Wick Limited Edition National Park Collection prize pack and a Federal Recreational Lands Interagency Pass.


Fan Favorites

Three hikers look over the rim at sunset at the Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon National Park 

Peter Blanchard

Colorful sunset of the foggy Great Smoky Mountains

Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Manish Mamtani

Each of the Fan Favorite winners received a hotel package courtesy of Historic Hotels of America, a Columbia Sportswear backpack, an Air Wick Limited Edition National Park Collection prize pack and a Federal Recreational Lands Interagency Pass.


Honorable Mentions

A double rainbow over the desert

Adventure and Outdoor Recreation​: Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

Eric Magayne

A woman jumps over rocks and sand in Death Valley

Let's Move!: Death Valley National Park

Linnea Charnholm

A clear blue sky over ruins in Mesa Verde

Historical and Cultural: Mesa Verde National Park

Sarah Malerich

A rocky, tree-covered island sits amongst rocky waters

Scenic, Seasons and Landscapes: Kenai Fjords National Park

Michael McRuiz

An owl hiding in a tree

Wildlife: Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge

Graham McGeorge

Each of the Honorable Mentions winners received a hotel package courtesy of Historic Hotels of America, a Columbia Sportswear backpack, an Air Wick Limited Edition National Park Collection prize pack and a Federal Recreational Lands Interagency Pass.

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