Eastern National's Passport To Your National Parks Photo Contest Is Up And Running

Fancy yourself a good photographer? If you work for the Natinal Park Service, or are a Volunteer-In-Parks staffer, consider entering Eastern National's 2015 Passport To Your National Parks® Photo Contest. Ten winning national park photos will be featured on the 2015 Passport To Your National Parks® annual stamp series—nine by Passport geographic regions and one National Stamp.

The photographer of each winning photo will receive $500, or if the photo was taken on government time, $500 will be donated to the interpretive program of the photographer’s park. Park employees and VIPs are encouraged to submit photos taken during special events or anniversaries, and a brief description of the photo should accompany each submission. Images will be judged on quality, interpretive merit, and appropriateness of the subject matter.

Parks that have been previously featured on the annual Passport stamps are not eligible. Submissions must be received by September 15, 2014, and must be reproduction quality color originals in the form of a 35mm slide, color print, 4” x 5” transparency or 300dpi .TIFF or JPEG file. Inkjet prints and low resolution photos will not be accepted. Submissions will be returned to the photographer. The winners of the 2015 Passport To Your National Parks® Photo Contest will be announced in November 2014.

Eastern National reserves the right to select photos from other sources, should there be a lack of appropriate submissions. By submitting photos for this contest, photographers release the rights of their photos to Eastern National for promotional purposes. Submissions should be mailed to: Eastern National, ATTN: Passport Photo Contest, 470 Maryland Drive, Suite 1, Fort Washington, PA 19034.

Launched by Eastern National in 1986, the Passport To Your National Parks® program promotes appreciation of and visitation to America’s national parks. The program consists of a handy pocket-sized book which highlights each park in the system, and provides information for visitors. Free dated ‘cancellations’ are available at each park, providing a means for visitors to commemorate their visits. Visitors can purchase annual stamp sets, which feature photos compiled through this contest for placement in their Passport books.