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The Umstead Coalition 
Celebrating Umstead State Park since 1934!

2020 Photography Contest (Deadline extended to August 9)

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


Registration is closed

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. 


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 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.

The Umstead Coalition

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


The Umstead Coalition is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.