Thursday, December 10, 2009

Final Weeks to Enter Olympus Share the Experience Photo Contest

/PRNewswire/ -- The National Park Foundation issued a reminder today that there are just a few weeks left to enter the 2009 Olympus Share the Experience photo contest, which is seeking this year's best photo of the 392 national parks or other federal recreation lands. More than 2,000 photo entries have been submitted to the contest so far.

The Share the Experience photo contest closes at 11:59 pm ET on December 31, 2009. The grand prize winning photo will be featured on next year's Federal Recreation Lands Pass and will receive an Olympus E-3 Digital Camera.

The 2008 winning photo was taken in Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge.

The winning photo from this year's Share the Experience photo contest sponsored by the National Park Foundation and Olympus.

The 2007 winning photo was taken at the Grand Canyon. Amateur photographers are invited to submit up to three photos to the Share the Experience contest through December 31, 2009. In addition, at the end of the submission period the public will be invited to vote for their favorite photo. Enter by visiting or pick up a brochure and entry form while visiting a Federal Recreation Land this year.

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.

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