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Frequently Asked Questions

Please see the Official Contest Rules, and Prizes for more information.

Who can enter?

Employees and volunteers of the participating agencies:

  • Army Corps of Engineers
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Bureau of Reclamation
  • National Archives
  • National Park Service
  • US Fish & Wildlife
  • US Forest Service

Where does the photo need to be taken?

The photo must be taken at a federal land or historical site of one of the participating agencies.

When does the photo need to be taken?

The photo must be taken between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2019.

What other requirements are there for the photo?

The photo must be your photo, meaning you must have taken the photo, not just taken on your camera. Anyone in the photo must know they are in the photo and must have given consent to appear in the photo.

Photos taken using equipment owned by the United States Government, as well as photos taken while on official duty as an employee of the Federal government are ineligible for the contest.

What size does the photo need to be?

Photos must be submitted in JPEG format. Please try to ensure submitted photos are 2MB or larger with high resolution (300 DPI) as the winning photos must work in print. Photos less then 2MB will be accepted but will not be eligible to win prizes.

How many photos can I enter?

Entries are limited to 10 per employee. Be sure to act as your own photo editor and send us the best of the best!

When can photos be submitted?

The contest is open for entries until December 31, 2019 and the winners will be notified by May 1, 2020.

How do I submit a photo?

Simply visit https://employees.sharetheexperience.org/ and follow the easy submission process. This includes providing the photo information, agency, photographer information and, of course, uploading the photo to our database. As soon as the photo is received it will be reviewed to ensure it has met all the qualifications before being loaded on the website.

How is the winner picked?

All photos will be judged on the following criteria:

  1. Originality
  2. Artistic Composition
  3. Technical Quality
  4. Photographic Technique, and
  5. How well the photograph showcases the best of America's recreational opportunities.

What are the prizes?

See the Prizes section on this website for a complete list of prizes.

What is the Federal Recreation Lands Pass?

The Federal Recreation Lands Pass - an annual pass is your ticket to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites. Each pass covers entrance fees at participating national parks and national wildlife refuges, as well as standard amenity fees at national forests and grasslands, and at lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation. A pass covers entrance and standard amenity fees for a driver and all passengers in a personal vehicle at per vehicle fee areas (or up to 4 adults at sites that charge per person). Children age 15 and under are admitted free. The pass is distributed to approximately 500,000 people annually.

Get your pass now at Recreation.gov!

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