This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Tennessee State Parks system, and to celebrate this milestone, The Tennessee Magazine and the parks system are teaming up to host the State Parks Shutterbug Photography Contest.
The theme, “Celebrating 75 Years of State Parks,” will give participants plenty of room to be creative. Subjects could range from scenic vistas full of wildlife to hikers enjoying the solitude of a backcountry trail. In fact, any photograph taken inside a Tennessee state park, state historic park, state archeological park or state natural area can be entered.
Photographers shouldn’t have a shortage of subjects. No matter where you are in Tennessee, you are less than an hour from a state park. Photographs will be judged on sharpness, composition, lighting, creativity and adherence to the contest rules.
Print quality will also be taken into consideration. Full contest rules and an official entry form are available at tnelectric.org.
Entries must be postmarked by Friday, April 20.
The winning images will be published in the June 2012 issue of The Tennessee Magazine.