Share your photos of Washington state parks!

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Washington’s state parks are a treasure! We invite you to share your photos taken in state parks, marine state parks, heritage sites, long-distance trails and other park properties. Help show off this wonderful park system to the rest of the world!

Washington State Parks uses, with permission, user-generated content on the agency’s social media channels, website, blog, publications, promotional and retail items (such as the annual wall calendar).

To instill a value for the safe and sustainable use of the outdoors, photos should depict park visitors using expected safety and stewardship practices, such as keeping dogs on leash, wearing helmets while riding bikes, wearing lifejackets while boating, demonstrating Leave No Trace Principles, etc. Washington State Parks also will not accept photos of visitors in hazardous or off-limits areas or participating in illegal activities.

Photos may also be submitted on a thumbdrive or DVD. Please send an email to our office for instructions.

Please complete the photo sharing form and attach your photos to the form.

(Please read the terms and conditions before submitting)


Call for photos for State Parks 2021  washington State parks Calendar

Are you an avid photographer with a love for Washington’s state parks? We’re looking for photo entries for the 2021 Washington State Parks Wall Calendar. Send us your best of park scenery, people enjoying parks, different seasons, iconic features of parks, etc. We will select the photos we believe best highlight state parks and will aim for a representation of parks all across the state.

Drawing entry: All photographers who submit a photo for consideration will be entered into a drawing for an annual Discover Pass and $150 REI gift card. All photographers whose submissions are selected for featured photos will receive a complimentary 2021 calendar.

Featured month photos must by horizontally (landscape) oriented. (We’ll credit these.)
Side photo by calendar grid must be vertically (portrait) oriented. (Not credited.)

Photos must:

  • Be high resolution (300 dpi)
  • Be in focus
  • Be unfiltered
  • Depict safe, legal and environmentally appropriate behavior

Submit your photo(s) through the photo sharing form

Entry deadline: April 1, 2020

Photos will become property of Washington State Parks and could be used in other promotional and marketing material without credit.