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Calling all nature lovers, adventurers, and photography buffs! Get ready to showcase your love for Ohio’s beautiful state parks in the most exciting way possible – through the lens of your camera! The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Parks and Watercraft is thrilled to announce the 2024 Ohio State Parks Photo Contest. Don’t miss out on the fun!

“Whether you’re capturing memorable moments with loved ones, discovering hidden gems of wildlife, or showcasing the natural beauty of our state parks, this photo contest is your chance to share your story through the lens,” said ODNR Director Mary Mertz. “We’re excited to see the creativity and passion of our participants as they showcase the beauty and diversity of Ohio State Parks.”

There are five great categories for you to get creative with:

  • Parks and People
  • Wildlife Wonders
  • Adventurers Unbound
  • Scenic Landscapes
  • Historic Horizons

The Ohio State Parks Photo Contest is free to enter. Contestants can submit up to five photos, one per category, that were taken on or after January 1, 2023. To honor Ohio State Parks’ 75th anniversary, photo entries for the Historical Horizons category can be taken on any date.

And here’s the best part: Tyler Technologies, ODNR’s reservation management provider, is helping us make this contest extra special with some fantastic prizes! The grand prize overall? A DJI Osmo Action Camera! Plus, we’ve got goodies for the second and third place overall winners, too.

But wait, there’s more! Winners of the People’s Choice in each category will score a free night of camping at any Ohio State Park campground and a nifty camping cooking set to fuel your outdoor adventures.

Ready to show off your skills? Head over to www.discoverohiostateparks.com/ to find submission forms and contest rules. The deadline to submit your photos is May 3, and  winners will be notified between June 10 and June 17.

Source: ODNR

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