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 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).
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.