Tuesday was the 99th anniversary of the National Park Service. Since I wasn’t able to visit one of the parks on that day, I dragged out a box of photos looking for some pictures from previous trips to a park.
I found several photo envelopes filled with National Park memories, it I especially liked this one of John and me taken at Redwoods National Park.
TBT Lesson: Hugging a tree is fine, but it’s better to hug the one you love while standing next to a giant tree.
The Submission Grand Prize: a trip for 4 to Yosemite National Park
The Voter Grand Prize: A Yellowstone & Grand Teton Adventure for 2
I could be happy with either prize!
I don’t know how I missed this earlier, but beginning June 20th, the National Park Foundation kicked off its Summer Scrapbook contest which runs until September 5th. Park enthusiasts are encouraged to submit entries in one of eight categories relating a personal experience from any of America’s National Parks. Along with the short essay, each entry must include a photo or video taken at the park with a trip to Yosemite being the Grand Prize.
Not a park visitor or not a writer? You can still win! Simply vote from September 9 – September 26th for your favorite Essay Finalist. In fact, you can actually vote one time per day in each category for a total of eight votes per day or eight chances to win that trip to Yellowstone.
It’s time to submit an entry for each category!
Fun with Family & Friends:
Share your national park moments and memories of relaxing, having picnics, hiking, or simply enjoying some quality time with your friends and family in your national parks.
Celebrations & Achievements:
Share your national park moments and memories of engagements, weddings, birthdays, holidays, or completing a goal.
Share your national park moments and memories of star-studded night skies, picture-perfect sunsets, breathtaking vistas, and moments of inspiration.
Action & Adventure:
Share your national park moments and memories of sports, activities, and adventure.
Hidden Gems and Surprises:
Share your national park moments and memories of finding a little-known trail, an unexpected wildlife visit, and other surprises.
Making a Difference:
Share your national park moments and memories of volunteer work or other ways you’ve helped.
Share your national park moments and memories from 10 or more years ago.
Learning & Discovery
Share your national park moments and memories of exploring American history, celebrating cultures, finding a fossil, taking a class trip, or other educational experiences.
Looks like I’ve got some work to do this week if I plan to enter an essay in the contest, and I’ve marked my calendar to start voting on September 9th. I want to be a winner!