Great Parks Photo Contest

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Share Your Great Park Experience

June 2014-May 2015

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 nearly 17,000 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 copy of the book Art For All and will be featured as that month's photo in our 2016 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 2016 Great Parks calendar and one of our quarterly GO Guides.

To Enter

1. Download the Entry Form & Model Release (pdf)

2. Review the Rules, Restrictions & Guidelines (pdf)

3. Submit form and photo to photocontest@greatparks.org or via CD/DVD to:

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


Past Entries

View samples of some recent entries

2014-2015 Winner's Gallery

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October 2014
Photographer: Jon Reynolds
Photo: Before the First Chill
Park: Sharon Woods

September 2014
Photographer: Courtney Denning
Photo: MonarchGarden
Park: Glenwood Gardens

 

August 2014
Photographer: Catherine Rucki
Photo: Inquisitive Frog
Park: Glenwood Gardens

 

July 2014
Photographer: Bernadette Clemens-Walatka
Photo: Taking a Drink
Park: Francis RecreAcres

 

June 2014
Photographer: Jon Reynolds
Photo: Sunset at Sharon Woods
Park: Sharon Woods

2013-2014 Winner's Gallery

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GRAND PRIZE WINNER
Photographer: Shauna Pater
Photo: Kayak Fun
Park: Miami Whitewater Forest

 

May 2014
Photographer: Jon Reynolds
Photo: I Just Gotta Be Me
Park: Sharon Woods

April 2014
Photographer: Bernadette Clemens
Photo: Set of Two
Park: Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve

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: Trailside Surprise
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