2018 Winners

The 2018 Share the Experience photo contest was hosted by the National Park Foundation in partnership with the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Reclamation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Forest Service, and Recreation.gov. The contest received photos from amateur photographers sharing their favorite views, moments, and adventures from America’s national parks and public lands. Winners receive cash prizes along with outdoor gear provided by Celestron and Osprey Packs, hotel packages courtesy of Historic Hotels of America®, and an annual National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass.

Grand Prize Winner

Bridger-Teton National Forest image by Ching Fu

Bridger-Teton National Forest

 

Ching Fu

For her winning entry, Ms. Fu receives $10,000, a HikeLite 26 Technical Daypack courtesy of Osprey Packs, a two-night stay at The Oasis at Death Valley courtesy of Historic Hotels of America, and a Federal Recreational Lands Pass. The winning picture will also be featured on the 2020 Annual Federal Recreational Lands Pass.


Second Prize

Yellowstone National Park  contest image by Joe Neely

Yellowstone National Park

 

Joe Neely

Mr. Neely will receive $5,000, a HikeLite 26 Technical Daypack courtesy of Osprey Packs, a two-night stay at Fairmont San Francisco courtesy of Historic Hotels of America, and a Federal Recreational Lands Pass.


Third Prize

Grand Teton National Park contest image by Adam Jewell

Grand Teton National Park

 

Adam Jewell

Mr. Jewell will receive $3,000, a HikeLite 26 Technical Daypack courtesy of Osprey Packs, a two-night stay at XV Beacon courtesy of Historic Hotels of America, and a Federal Recreational Lands Pass.


Fan Favorites

Devils Tower National Monument  contest image by Ashley Longnecker

Devils Tower National Monument

 

Ashley Longnecker

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contest image by Traci Thornton

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

 

Traci Thornton

Each of the 2 Fan Favorite winners will receive a HikeLite 26 Technical Daypack courtesy of Osprey Packs, a two-night stay at either Omni La Mansion or Palmer House Hilton courtesy of Historic Hotels of America, and a Federal Recreational Lands Pass.


Honorable Mentions

Olympic National Park contest image by Ashley Kerkemeyer

Adventure & Outdoor Recreation: Olympic National Park

 

Ashley Kerkemeyer

Golden Spike National Historic Site contest image by Robert Fischer

Historical & Cultural: Golden Spike National Historic Site

 

Robert Fischer
Bisti Wilderness Area contest image by Jessica Fridrich

Scenic, Seasons & Landscapes: Bisti Wilderness Area

 

Jessica Fridrich

Mount Rainier National Park contest image by Scott Eliot

Night Skies: Mount Rainier National Park

 

Scott Eliot

Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge contest image by Cecil Hastings

Wildlife: Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge

 

Cecil Hastings

Great Sand Dunes National Park contest image by Eric Ritchie

Family, Friends, & Fun: Great Sand Dunes National Park

Eric Ritchie

Each of the 6 Honorable Mention category winners will receive a complimentary two-night stay at a select hotel courtesy of Historic Hotels of America, a HikeLite 26 Technical Daypack courtesy of Osprey Packs, select Celestron products, and a Federal Recreational Lands Pass.

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