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The Umstead Coalition 
Celebrating Umstead State Park since 1934!

2023 Illustration Contest, Deadline July 9, 2023

  • 07/10/2023
  • ? - 1:00 AM
  • Umstead State Park


Registration is closed

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 (including drawings, paintings, computer generated art, digital enhanced photos) featuring or inspired by plants, animals, landscape or historic features within Umstead State Park will be accepted.  Supported files format to upload are: PDF, JPG, JPEG, GIF, PNG, TIF,  and TIFF. If you would like to also submit a Illustrator file (compatible with CS5) or Photoshop file, you can email those with a reply to your registration acknowledgment email. 

There is no limit to the number of illustrations you can submit, but each entry requires a separate entry registration.  Upload 1 file (max size 20MB) per registration entry form.


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 is available now. The deadline for submissions is July 9, 2023, 11:59pm

Rules and Waiver

See the contest rules and waiver 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.