Share the Experience Photo Contest – MST style

Share the Experience Photo Contest is Back!

Tree sculpture
Tree sculpture

This time, I’m going to highlight the Mountains-to-Sea Trail. Yes, the MST is a North Carolina stat park but so much of it is on federal land. Shall I count the ways? See the list at the bottom of this announcement.

The 2014 Share the Experience Photo Contest is now accepting entries through December 31. If you’re an amateur photographer, this is your chance to submit inspiring images of America’s federal lands, national parks, forests, waterways and historical sites. The 2014 contest features many prizes and a brand new submission category – Night Skies.

Share the Experience showcases amazing photography that highlights the endless recreation opportunities and breathtaking scenery offered by our federal lands. In 2013 about 18,000 images were submitted. See our complete list of 2013 winners and honorable mentions.

Will you be our next winner?

The 2014 Grand Prize package includes $10,000, the winning image featured on the 2016 America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass and other great prizes. For a full listing of prizes and rules, or to submit a photo, please visit

2014 submission categories include:

Adventure & Outdoor Recreation

Historical & Cultural

Let’s Move Outside!

Night Skies – NEW!

Scenic, Seasons & Landscapes


Participating Federal Agencies include: National Park Service, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Forest Service.

Make sure you, your family and friends visit to view amazing photos and weekly winners, vote for favorites and submit your entries.

The MST on federal land

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Blue Ridge Parkway

Pisgah National Forest

Moore Creek National Battlefield

Cedar Island National Refuge

Pea Island National Refuge

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

and I’m sure I’ve forgotten a couple.

Good luck!

Oh yeah, and save the best and enter them in the Friends of the MST contest as well!

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