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National Park Foundation announces winners of photo contest

on Friday,April 03,2009 22:04

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In partnership with federal land management agencies, the National Park Foundation (NPF) launched an official photo contest of America''s national parks and federal lands, and it has just announced its 2008 winners.

The Share the Experience Photo Contest aims to encourage Americans to explore and experience the most beautiful regions and share their impressions with others.

The winner of the Grand Prize is Mark Cromwell from Enid, Oklahoma, who was recognized for his photo of the Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge.

Second and third place prizes went to Dan Sorenson of Glendale, Arizona and Eric Feder from Aurora, Colorado, for their pictures of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and the Rocky Mountain National Park, respectively.

"We''ve been hosting this contest for nearly a decade and it has become an important way that we connect Americans to their parks and federal lands," says Vin Cipolla, vice chairman of the National Park Foundation.

"We''re proud to be working with the federal agencies to inspire Americans to discover our nation''s most treasured places," he adds.

Chartered by Congress in 1967, the National Park Foundation is an independent charitable organization designed to strengthen the connection between the American people and their national parks.
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