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The Umstead Coalition 
Celebrating Umstead State Park since 1934!
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    • 08/09/2020
    • ? - 11:59 PM (EDT)
    • William B. Umstead State Park
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    The 2020 “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 August 9, 2020. 

    Adult Photography Categories

    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 Photography Categories

    Youth are 16 years old and under. Youth will have the same categories as adults, but will be judged together rather than by category. 

    Prizes

    First, Second and  Honorable Mention winners will receive the following:

    • Feature in a special exhibit at the Umstead State Park Visitor Center
    • Complimentary Umstead State Park calendar
    • One-year household membership for The Umstead Coalition
    • Winning photo posted on The Umstead Coalition website

    Catch the Spirit of Umstead State Park Exhibit

    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

    Registration is available now. The deadline for submissions is August 9, 2020.  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).

    Rules and Waiver

    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.

    • 08/09/2020
    • ? - 11:59 PM (EDT)
    • William B. Umstead State Park
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    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.

    Prizes

    Multiple winners are possible. Winning entries will receive:

    • Featured display at Park Visitor Center
    • Featured illustration on items supporting the Park (e.g., t-shirts, canvas bags, note cards)
    • Complimentary Umstead State Park calendar
    • One-year household membership for The Umstead Coalition
    • Winning graphic posted on The Umstead Coalition website
    • Catch the Spirit of Umstead State Park Exhibit
    • Winners are encouraged to attend the exhibit reception, which is open to the public. The reception will take place  at date and place to be determined.

    Registration

    Registration is available now. The deadline for submissions is May 24, 2020.

    Rules and Waiver

    See the contest rules and waiver here.

    Download a PDF flyer here.

The Umstead Coalition

We are dedicated to preserving the natural integrity of William B. Umstead State Park and the Richland Creek Corridor.