Participate August 29 – November 30

Explore NY State Parks & Win Prizes

Congrats to the Winners:

Thank you so much for joining the contest! The decision was tough, but here are the 2018 winning photos and their stories.

We hope you had fun exploring New York State Parks. If you want to continue the adventure reserve a campsite or buy an Empire Pass for year-long fun!

Grand Prize Winner

Photographer: Jerome Davis

People's Choice Winner

Photographer: Christy Hibsch

Point of Interest Winner

Photographer: Brandon Sprung

Connecting with the Outdoors Winner

Photographer: Alex Perfect

Location: Wilmington Notch

Camping Life Winner

Photographer: Kevin Jensen

Day Trips Winner

Photographer: Karri Marengo

On the Trails Winner

Photographer: Luke Gashi

Location: Adirondacks Region

Join the Contest!

You’ve been challenged to explore New York’s State Parks. All you need is a camera and a sense of adventure and you could win a DSLR camera, New York State Camping Gift Cards or Empire Passes.. Grab your friends and family and start exploring!

Step 1:

Click on any category that sounds fun

Step 2:

Visit any New York State Park with your friends and family

Step 3:

Capture your visit by uploading your photo

Step 4:

Watch out for an email in January to see if you've won

2018 Photo Contest Categories:

About the Photo Contest

New York State Parks is committed to making the best experience for our guests and cultivating the next generation of State Park visitors. We’re challenging you to get out with your friends and family to explore the beauty and adventure New York State Parks have to offer including camping, swimming, boating, kayaking, hiking, as well as historical sites and learning centers!

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