Great Parks Photo Contest


Share Your Great Park Experience

June 2013 - May 2014

Parks are one of the best places to take photos of nature, wildlife, family and friends. Great Parks of Hamilton County provides the perfect backdrop, with 21 parks and nature preserves and over 16,500 acres of greenspace. What better way to capture all of its essence than with a photography contest!

The Great Parks Photo Contest encourages everyone, from amateur to skilled photographers, to share their park experiences through photography.

How it Works
Each month during the contest, we will accept entries that were taken in Great Parks of Hamilton County during that month. Each month's winner will receive a Charley Harper poster and will be featured as that month's photo in our 2015 Great Parks calendar. All monthly winners will be entered to win the grand prize (valued at $150). The grand prize winner's photo will also be showcased on the covers of both the 2015 Great Parks calendar and one of our quarterly GO Guides.

To Enter

1. Download Entry Form and Model Release

2. Submit form and photo to or via CD/DVD to:

Great Parks of Hamilton County
Attn: R. Taylor
10245 Winton Road
Cincinnati, OH 45231

Rules, Restrictions and Terms & Conditions must be reviewed before entering.

Past Entries

View samples of some recent entries

Winner's Gallery

March 2014
Photographer: Lauren Clark
Photo: Mila & Mr. Lily
Park: Glenwood Gardens


February 2014
Photographer: Jon Reynolds
Photo: Dadboarding
Park: Sharon Woods


January 2014
Photographer: Maria Dehne
Photo: Branchout
Park: Withrow Nature Preserve



December 2013
Photographer: Jack Thier
Photo: Juvenile Red-tailed Hawk
Park: Otto Armleder Memorial Park


November 2013
Photographer: William Hart
Photo: Gesse Flight
Park: Sharon Woods


October 2013
Photographer: Dave Crim
Photo: TrailsideSurprise
Park: Shawnee Lookout


September 2013
Photographer: Kelly Brunarski
Photo: Filtered Sunlight
Park: Sharon Woods


August 2013
Photographer: Tim Elser
Photo: Great Blue Heron on the Hunt
Park: Winton Woods


July 2013
Photographer: David Kuschner
Photo: Partners
Park: Sharon Woods


June 2013
Photographer: Shauna Pater
Photo: Kayak Fun
Park: Miami Whitewater Forest