I Love My Park Because photo contestI Love My Park Because Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to the following winners of PTNY's first-ever I Love My Park Because summer photo contest! And thank you to everyone who submitted a photo and showed some love for their park!

"Favorite Photo" Category Winner: Pauline and Zachary Shostack, Erie Canal Park, Camillus

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"Most Original" Category Winner: James Huntley, Long Point State Park, Aurora

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"Random" Category Winner: Mandy Applin, Mendon Ponds Park, Pittsford

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Love Your Park?

We know you do, and we want to give you more ways to show it!

On I Love My Park Day in May, volunteers from around the state gave back to the parks and historic sites they love by rolling up their sleeves and pitching in with needed projects. This summer, you can get creative and express your love for parks through a photo.

I Love My Park Because photo contestThe rules are simple:
• Take a photo of yourself holding a sign that says why you love your park.
• One word might be all you need, or you might need a few. It’s up to you!
• Get creative! You can say it with just words, or you can add drawings.
• Get family and friends involved – group photos are great, too!
• Take your photo in any public park in New York State.
• As examples, see why PTNY staff love their parks in these photos.

PTNY’s "I Love My Park Because" photo contest will run through September 4, 2012.

How to submit
Send your photo, along with your name, contact information, and the name of the park you love, to ilovemypark@ptny.org by September 4, 2012 to be entered to win. Photos should be at least 500KB in size. Limit three photos per person. You do not have to be a New York resident to submit a photo and be eligible for prizes.

There are three chances to win prizes. We’ll pick our overall favorite photo and send the lucky park-lover REI's award-winning Half Dome two-person tent and footprint (over $200 value). We’ll pick a second winner for the most original photo and send them an REI Flash Pack packed with an REI tshirt and water bottle. We’ll also draw one winner at random from all the eligible submissions; that winner will receive an REI Flash Pack. Winners will be announced in September. It’s that easy!

So next time you’re in a park this summer, remember to tell us why you love it!

Photo Use
By submitting a photo to PTNY for the “I Love My Park Because” contest described above you:

  • give permission to PTNY to share your photo through its communications vehicles, including, but not limited to, its website, blog, Facebook page, Twitter and Flickr accounts, and electronic and printed newsletters without compensation;

  • consent to the use of your name and photograph;

  • if a child under the age of eighteen is included in the photograph submitted, certify and represent that you are either the parent or guardian of such person and give permission for their likeness to be published or you have the permission of such child’s parent or guardian to photograph such child and have permission for their likeness to be published, and that parent or guardian has consented to the aforementioned terms and conditions;

  • if other persons, other than a child, are included in such photograph, you certify and represent that such other person has consented to the use of his or her likeness and agrees to the aforementioned terms and conditions.




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