Here’s a great reason to get out into the state parks with your camera (or smartphone): the NC State Parks Photo Scavenger Hunt Challenge.
Entering the challenge is easy. Simply visit a state park and photograph 12 of 15 items on our list – such as a beautiful view, a historic feature, plant life, etc. – and send the images to us. Your name will be entered into a drawing for prizes. Visit a different state park and complete the challenge and your name will be entered again.
Click here to find details and the complete rules.
The Photo Scavenger Hunt Challenge was created by seasonal state parks employees who attended the Outdoor Nation Summit last year at Jordan Lake. The group won a $1,000 grant for the concept to get more people outside and engaged in nature. Outdoor Nation connects millennials (generally ages 18-28) from across the country to promote the outdoors to their generation. The statewide Friends of State Parks and REI thought enough of the idea to volunteer as sponsors.
You’ll soon see posters in the state parks promoting the Photo Scavenger Hunt Challenge to remind you to get onto the trails with that camera.