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Wednesday, March 1 - Friday, March 31

Spring Photo Contest- Give it Your Best Shot!
Time: Photos should be taken inside the Park during open hours
Cost: No additional cost to enter contest

Every season, each and every day, offers something new at Chimney Rock. Warm weather energizes us and encourages us to get outside and moving. The forest bursts into color and birds begin to reappear. Ah, so invigorating. Look around you; notice the many signs of spring – smiling faces, fresh green leaves, flowers in bloom. Capture that special moment or scene on your camera, enter it in our seasonal photo contest and tell us about it.

CONTEST RULES:

  1. There is no fee to enter the contest. All photographs must be taken inside Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park only in areas accessible to guests between March 1 to May 31, 2017. The contest is open to amateur and professional photographers.
  2. Up to three photos per person can be submitted via any of the following ways to be eligible to win:
  3. Facebook: First, like the Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park page and share our photo contest post on your wall. Then post your photo to our wall with the photographer’s name and a brief caption (25-75 words) through your personal Facebook account. Next, send us a private message including your contact information specified in rule.
  4. Pinterest: First, re-pin our photo contest pin to one of your boards and follow our 2017 The Different Seasons of Chimney Rock Spring Photo Contest Board so we can easily contact you. Then pin your photo with the hashtags #chimneyrock AND #photocontest with your personal account, and include the photographer’s name and a brief caption (25-75 words)
  5. Twitter: First, follow Chimney Rock Park and retweet our tweet about the photo contest. Then tweet your photo to @ChimneyRockPark with the photographer’s name and the hashtag #photocontest. Next, send us private messages with your brief photo caption.
  6. E-mail: If you don’t have access to any social media sites listed above, you may email your digital photo with your contact information specified in rule #3 to prandevents@chimneyrockpark.com.
  7. Snail Mail: Send your print photo with the clearly marked photographer’s name, city & state, a brief typed photo caption and a phone number to: Photo Contest, Chimney Rock Management LLC, PO Box 39, Chimney Rock, NC 28720.
  8. Every entry should be clearly labeled with the photographer’s name, city & state, a brief photo caption your photo of the Seasons of Chimney Rock, an email address and the best phone number to reach you.
  9. Photos should be available at a minimum resolution of 1200 x 1600 pixels (1 MB minimum) to be eligible to win. Photos taken via smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices are welcome if they meet minimum requirements.
  10. For entries showing human faces, you must list their name(s) and have written permission from any photographed person(s) to use their image.
  11. Entries should reflect the photographer’s interpretation of a face of Chimney Rock. Emphasis will be placed on quality, composition and creativity. All entries may be used in promotions of Chimney Rock and park-related activities.
  12. Digital images can be optimized but not dramatically altered with photo editing software. Black and white photographs are welcome.
  13. Decisions of the judges are final.

 

Winners will be notified and announced in June at chimneyrockpark.com and on Chimney Rock’s social media channels.

 

Below are some suggested dates for unique photography opportunities (events may require advance registration and fees):

  • April 1- April 30 Spring Break Family Fun
  • April 15 – Spring Early Bird Guided Walk (requires registration)
  • April 16- 62nd Annual Easter Sunrise Service
  • April 22- Earth Day
  • May 13- Spring Wildflowers Guided Hike (requires registration)
  • May 13-14- Mother’s Day at Chimney Rock
  • May 27-29- Memorial Day Weekend Family FUn

For more information, call 1-800-277-9611 or email us at prandevents@chimneyrockpark.com

Saturday, March 4

Early Spring Walk
Time: 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Cost: Included with Park admission

In the Blue Ridge Mountains, March is a month of change. Depending on the weather it can be the end of winter or the beginning of spring. Join one of our naturalists to enjoy this slower time of year to discover Mother Nature preparing for the season ahead. This hike is approximately 1.5 miles and takes around an hour.

Saturday, March 11

Early Spring Walk
Time: 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Cost: Free with admission

In the Blue Ridge Mountains, March is a month of change. Depending on the weather it can be the end of winter or the beginning of spring. Join one of our naturalists to enjoy this slower time of year to discover Mother Nature preparing for the season ahead. This hike is approximately 1.5 miles and takes around an hour.

Saturday, March 18

Early Spring Walk
Time: 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Cost: Free with admission

In the Blue Ridge Mountains, March is a month of change. Depending on the weather it can be the end of winter or the beginning of spring. Join one of our naturalists to enjoy this slower time of year to discover Mother Nature preparing for the season ahead. This hike is approximately 1.5 miles and takes around an hour.

Saturday, March 25

Early Spring Walk
Time: 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Cost: Free with admission

In the Blue Ridge Mountains, March is a month of change. Depending on the weather it can be the end of winter or the beginning of spring. Join one of our naturalists to enjoy this slower time of year to discover Mother Nature preparing for the season ahead. This hike is approximately 1.5 miles and takes around an hour.

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