State parks photo contest underway for 2018

2017 winning photo, "Devil's Light," taken by Thong Vu/Courtesy NV Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
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The Nevada Division of State Parks is encouraging Nevada residents to participate in the second annual America’s State Parks 2018 photo contest, sponsored by the National Association of State Park Directors.

With a focus on highlighting real-life moments and celebrating the essence of state parks, the contest encourages amateur photographers to submit photos taken at a state park within the five categories of camping, wildlife, activities, friends & family, and scenic & seasons.

Through July 31, 2018, participants can submit their entries on the official parks photo contest website.

Of the more than 8,000 entries submitted nationwide during last year’s inaugural contest, the #1 winning photo, called “Devil’s Light” and taken by Thong Vu, featured Nevada’s own Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park in the Egan Mountain Range in Ely. The winner was awarded an REI gift card.

The 2018 grand prize is a 7-day RV rental provided by Mighway, and the five category winners each receive a $500 REI gift card.

See 2017's winners here.