2019 Winners

The 2019 Share the Experience photo contest was hosted by the National Park Foundation and co-sponsor Booz Allen Hamilton, 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 over 9,000 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, Hydro Flask, and Osprey Packs, hotel packages courtesy of Historic Hotels of America®, and an annual National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass.

Grand Prize Winner

Redwood National and State Parks image by Sam Jezak

Redwood National and State Parks

Sam Jezak

For his winning entry, Mr. Jezak receives $10,000, a Transporter 40 Expedition Duffle courtesy of Osprey Packs, a 24 L Soft Cooler Tote and 21oz Bottle courtesy of Hydro Flask, a two-night stay at The Hermitage Hotel courtesy of Historic Hotels of America, and a Federal Recreational Lands Pass. The winning picture will also be featured on the annual National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass.


Second Prize

Antietam National Battlefield image by Matt Brant

Antietam National Battlefield

Matt Brant

Mr. Brant will receive $5,000, a Transporter 40 Expedition Duffle courtesy of Osprey Packs, a 24 L Soft Cooler Tote and 21oz Bottle courtesy of Hydro Flask, a two-night stay at the Fairmont XV Beacon courtesy of Historic Hotels of America, and a Federal Recreational Lands Pass. 


Third Prize

Badlands National Park image by Glenda Mueller

Badlands National Park

Glenda Mueller

Mrs. Mueller will receive $3,000, a Transporter 40 Expedition Duffle courtesy of Osprey Packs, a 24 L Soft Cooler Tote and 21oz Bottle courtesy of Hydro Flask, a two-night stay at Basin Harbor Resort courtesy of Historic Hotels of America, and a Federal Recreational Lands Pass.


Fan Favorites

Ozark-St. Francis National Forest image by Richard Henry

Ozark-St. Francis National Forest

Richard Henry

Yellowstone National Park image by Nina Hayes

Yellowstone National Park

Nina Hayes

Each of the 2 Fan Favorite winners will receive a Transporter 40 Expedition Duffle courtesy of Osprey Packs, a 21oz Bottle courtesy of Hydro Flask, a two-night stay at either West Baden Springs Hotel or French Lick Springs Hotel courtesy of Historic Hotels of America, and a Federal Recreational Lands Pass. 


Honorable Mentions

Allegheny National Forest image by John Blough

Adventure & Outdoor Recreation: Allegheny National Forest

John Blough

Gettysburg National Military Park image by Jody Shealer

Historical & Cultural: Gettysburg National Military Park

Jody Shealer

Haleakalā National Park Image by Saurabh Trivedi

Scenic, Seasons, & Landscape: Haleakalā National Park

Saurabh Trivedi

Glacier National Park image by Julia Wilhelms

Family, Friends, & Fun: Glacier National Park

Julia Wilhelms

Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge image by Eric Fisher

Wildlife: Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge

Eric Fisher

Gateway Arch National Park image by Jaclyn Hartman

Urban Playgrounds: Gateway Arch National Park

Jaclyn Hartman

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 Transporter 40 Expedition Duffle courtesy of Osprey Packs, a 21oz Bottle courtesy of Hydro Flask, and a Federal Recreational Lands Pass. Celestron product(s) will also be awarded to category winners of Scenic, Seasons & Landscapes, Family, Friends & Fun, and Wildlife. 

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