Sports & Recreation

Pinnacles hosting photo contest

Annual pass photo contest has scenic, wildlife categories

The Pinnacles National Park Annual Photo Pass Contest beginning May 25 is seeking submissions of scenic or wildlife photos from the park. The contest winner will have his or her photo featured on the park's 2015 annual pass. Other prizes including runner-up photos featured on the park's Facebook page. Here are the contest rules, which are also available by clicking here:
 
There are two categories open for judging: 
 
1) Scenic 
2) Wildlife 
 
The photo(s) must have been taken by you in Pinnacles National Park after January 13th, 2013. 
Minor alterations are allowed at the discretion of the judges. 
 
Photos of people: Do not submit photos that clearly identify people. This opens multiple legal issues about 
whether or not the people in the photo have granted permission to have their image used in a public 
forum. If you choose to share a photo with a person(s) who is unidentifiable in it, please keep these photos 
appropriate to the family-friendly nature of our Facebook page. People in the photos must be 
demonstrating good stewardship of the parks and enjoying the parks in a manner consistent with the 
laws, rules, and mission of the National Park Service. Inappropriate photos will be deleted. 
We will start accepting submissions on May 25, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. PST, and the contest will run until June 22, 
2014. The last possible time to submit a photo will be June 22, 2014 at 5 p.m. PST. 
 
Each fan may submit up to three photos and you may submit the same photo for different 
categories. That is, if you have a beautiful photo of a condor above the High Peaks, you could 
submit it in both the ‘‘Wildlife’’ and ‘‘Scenic’’ categories. Please submit photos in the largest size 
possible. 
 
Every photo entry that the parks receive as part of the contest becomes the parks’ property. The parks 
will have non-exclusive, unlimited use of the photo(s). Use of these photo(s) shall include, but is not 
limited to, audiovisual programs; museum exhibits; websites; publications; news releases; public 
service announcements; internal communication; and product artwork. Additionally, you waive the 
right to inspect or approve any use of the material and any right to royalties or other compensation 
arising or related to the use of the material. We will provide photo credit when the park determines it 
practicable. A high-resolution version of winning photo(s) must be emailed to the park contest 
coordinator. You still own the photo and may use it however you see fit. 
 
This contest is open to legal residents of the United States, 18 years or older. Federal government employees 
who currently work in Pinnacles National Park and their family members are excluded from participating in 
the contest. 
 Prizes are as follows: 
• Grand Prize (Either Category): The photo will be used for the 2015 Pinnacles Annual Pass 
with recognition for the photographer. The photographer will also receive a 2015 Pass. 
• Fan Favorite: A Pinnacles Annual Pass 
• Wildlife Prizes: Top three photos will be used as the Pinnacles Facebook Page Profile Picture for one 
month each with recognition 
• Scenic Prizes: Top three photos will be used as the Pinnacles Facebook Page Cover Picture for one 
month each with recognition 
How to Submit a Photo: 
 
You can submit your photo(s) saved as .jpg to [email protected] or saved to a CD and mailed to 
Pinnacles National Park Interpretation, 5000 Highway 146, Paicines, CA 95043. Please include "2014 Photo 
Contest Entry." Any photo that does not say "2015 Photo Contest Entry" will not be considered. We 
currently receive photos from our fans for fun. The ‘‘2015 Photo Contest Entry’’ tells us that you have 
read and understand these contest rules, intend to have your photo be part of the contest, and 
understand that every photo submission that the park receives as part of the contest becomes the park's 
property. Also include either an email address or phone number for mail entries so that you may be 
contacted if you are a winner. 
 
How Can I Vote for the Fan Favorite? 
 
The park staff will set up a Facebook Photo Contest Album for the contest and fans can ‘‘Like’’ as many 
photos as they want. The photos uploaded to be judged for Fan Favorite will be chosen by park staff 
based on quality and appropriateness for our Facebook page. The photo from this album with the most 
likes directly on it, not including likes other places where that photo has been shared, will win the Fan 
Favorite. 
 
Pinnacles Pass Photo Judging: 
 
The winners will be selected by a committee comprised of relevant park staff including experienced 
photographers. The photos will be judged based on overall quality and aesthetic appeal as well as 
appropriateness for the category. The winner will be notified by email to the address from which the 
photo was submitted or by the method provided for mail entries. If the winner does not respond within 
15 days then they forfeit the prize and the runner-up will receive it. 
 
 Further Rules and Information: 
 
This promotion is no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. 
Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the promotion will be directed to Pinnacles 
National Park, not Facebook. Each entrant agrees to indemnify, release and hold harmless 
Facebook from any liability, damages, losses or injury resulting in whole or in part, directly 
or indirectly, from that entrant's participation in the contest and the acceptance, use or misuse,

BenitoLink Staff