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Share the Experience 2014

Share the Experience 2014

Summer might be coming to an end, but the Share the Expereince Photo Contest is just warming up!

Five months into the 2014 Share the Experience Photo Contest and we are on pace for another record year. By the numbers we have over 13,000 accepted entries and more than 3 million photo views. The most popular category by far is "Scenic, Seasons and Landscapes" with more than half of the submitted photos from this category alone. Regardless of the category one thing is clear, the federal lands have some very artistic, very talented visitors.

Weekly Winners | Week 1

Vaqas Malik-Mt. Rainer National Park

Weekly Winners | Week 2

Lorianne Simon-Glacier National Park

Weekly Winners | Week 3

Corbin McFarlane-Ruby Mountains Wilderness

Weekly Winners | Week 4

Harold Fritsche-Arches National Park

Weekly Winners | Week 5

Marlin Thorman-Mount Rainier National Park

Weekly Winners | Week 6

Susan Kim-Los Padres National Forest

Weekly Winners | Week 7

Catherine Means-Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest

Weekly Winners | Week 8

Graham McGeorge-Katmai National Park

Weekly Winners | Week 9

Mariusz Jeglinski-Ansel Adams Wilderness

Weekly Winners | Week 10

Kevin Dietrich-Lake Clark National Park

Weekly Winners | Week 11

William Brinkman-Acadia National Park

Weekly Winners | Week 12

Kate Marchio-Glacier National Park

Weekly Winners | Week 13

Gary Donaldson-Pictured Rock National Lakeshore

Weekly Winners | Week 14

Paul Rutherford-Acadia National Park

Weekly Winners | Week 15

John Stephenson-Yellowstone National Park

Weekly Winners | Week 16

Connie Rudd-Grand Mesa National Forest



Make sure to take a look at the Spotlights page to not only see the recent weekly winners but to also learn a little about the photo. Great photos usually have great stories that accompany and these are no exception. Also, with a few months left in the contest the Fan Favorite Winners are anyone’s race, so make sure to vote for your favorites and let your friends and family know to vote for yours!

Submit your photos and share your experiences for a chance to win cash and prizes!



The Share the Experience photo contest is a chance for amateur photographers to submit inspiring images of America’s federal lands, national parks, forests, waterways and historical sites to win cash prizes, outdoor equipment, annual federal recreation passes and hotel packages courtesy of Historic Hotels of America. The grand prize for the winning image is $10,000, followed by $5,000 and $3,000 for second and third place, in addition to outdoor gear and an annual pass. There are also prizes for fan favorites and one each for the following six categories:

  • Adventure and Outdoor Recreation
  • Historical and Cultural
  • Scenic, Seasons and Landscapes
  • Let’s Move Outside
  • Wildlife
  • Night Skies (a new category for the 2014 contest)