Our annual illustration contest, Catch the Spirit of William B. Umstead State Park, is to showcase some of the wonders of Umstead using graphic illustrations. Winning illustrations will be featured on displays at the Park Visitor Center, commemorative t-shirts and similar items to support our Park.
Illustrations (drawings) featuring or inspired by plants, animals, landscape or historic features within Umstead State Park will be accepted. Please submit your graphic illustration as an Illustrator file compatible with CS5, but we will accept EPS, JPG, TIP or Photoshop.
Multiple winners are possible. Winning entries will receive:
Registration is available now. The deadline for submissions is June 27, 2021.
See the contest rules and waiver here.
Download a PDF flyer here.
The 2021 “Photo Contest - Catch the Spirit of William B. Umstead State Park” Exhibit will feature photography of the Park, its structures and nature, so get out your cameras, pick out your best shots and submit an entry to our contest.
The submission deadline is June 27, 2021.
Entries are limited to one per category.
1. Where are Your Footprints?
People doing Park activities, or evidence of people doing Park activities
2. Stories in Stone
Remnants and structures of the Park history
3. In the Wild
Park flora and fauna
Youth are 16 years old and under. Youth will have the same categories as adults, but will be judged together rather than by category.
First, Second and Honorable Mention winners will receive the following:
Winners are encouraged to attend the exhibit reception, which is open to the public. The reception will take place on a date and time to be determined.
Registration is available now. The deadline for submissions is June 27, 2021. After you complete the registration form, you will be sent an email with instructions on how to submit your digital photo (jpg or tif accepted).
Photos must be taken in Umstead State Park to be eligible. Your photo can be taken at anytime, so you can take new photos or look through your treasure trove of past photos. See the contest rules and waiver here.
Download a PDF flyer of the event here.
The Umstead Coalition is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
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