Photo Competition

Photo Competitions Description

Visitors are invited to snap a photo anywhere in the park and enter it into one of the two Friends of Kinder Farm Park Photo Competitions, based on their age:

  • Life in the Park Photo Competition, for amateur photographers age 14 or older.
  • Through Young Eyes Photo Competition, for young amateur photographers age 13 and under.

See the Gallery for photos taken by other park visitors.

The competitions are open from January 1 through December 31 and winners are notified the following January.

Prizes for the 'Life in the Park Photo Competition' are:

  • A Grand-Prize of a $100.00 gift card awarded to the best overall entry,
  • First Place Prizes of a $50.00 gift card or an engraved Celebration Wheatfield Brick (a $100 value), awarded in four categories; Fauna, Flora, People, and Landscape,
  • Second Place Prizes of a one year Anne Arundel County Park Pass or an engraved Celebration Admiral Red Brick (a $75 value), awarded in four categories; Fauna, Flora, People, and Landscape,

Prizes for the 'Through Young Eyes Photo Competition' are:

  • A Grand-Prize of a $75.00 gift card awarded to the best overall entry,
  • First Place Prizes of a $50.00 gift card awarded in four categories; Fauna, Flora, People, and Landscape, and
  • Second Place Prizes of a $25.00 gift card awarded in four categories; Fauna, Flora, People, and Landscape.

This contest is cosponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks.

For more information see Photo Competition Rules and Entry Instructions below.

Photo Competition - "Life in the Park" - Rules and Entry Instructions
  1. To enter the photographer must be age 14 and over when photo is taken.
  2. The categories for this photo competition are: Flora (flowers, trees, plants, etc.); Fauna (all animals including fishes, birds, insects, etc.); Landscape; and, People in Kinder Farm Park.
  3. Photos must be taken within the boundary of Kinder Farm Park between January 1 and December 31, 2021.
  4. Participants may submit up to a total of four photos in the competition, in any of the categories, either in color or black and white.
    • All photographs must be in digital format (preferably JPG.), although they need not be taken with a digital camera. Scans are acceptable, provided they meet the requirements of these rules.
    • Cell phone photos are acceptable.
  5. This competition is intended to encourage amateur photography in the county parks. Competition entries will not be accepted from professional photographers.
  6. All entries must be original work and must not have been previously published. The entrants must be the sole owner of copyright in all photos entered and must have obtained permission of any people featured in the entries.
  7. Each entry must be marked with or accompanied by the following information:
    • The photographer's
      • Name and address
      • Telephone number
      • Email address
    • Photograph title
    • A description of where and when the photo was taken
    • The category in which each photograph is being entered (only one category per photo)
    • Notes:
      • Entries will be returned if they lack any of the above requested information.
      • Personal details will only be used for the purpose of administering the competition and will not be published or provided to any third party without your permission.
    • Entries must be submitted by email to photocontest@kinderfarmpark.org with the subject line of "2021 Life in the Park Photo Contest"
  8. All entries must be received by December 31, 2021.
  9. The Grand Prize-winning photo will be ineligible for additional prizes in the category in which it was entered.
  10. No entries can be returned and proof of posting is not proof of receipt. The organizers accept no responsibility for entries lost, damaged or delayed in the post.
  11. All entries will be judged by a panel of judges who will select the best photographs in each category. The judges' decision will be final and no correspondence can be entered into.
  12. By entering, entrants will be deemed to have agreed to be bound by these rules.
  13. By entering the competition, entrants grant the right for The Friends of Kinder Farm Park to display the photographs at Kinder Farm Park; publish and exhibit the submitted photographs in print or on the Friends of Kinder Farm Park website.
Photo Competition - "Through Young Eyes" - Rules and Entry Instructions
  1. To enter this competition photographers must be age 13 or under when photo is taken.
  2. The categories for this photo competition are: Flora (flowers, trees, plants, etc.); Fauna (all animals including fishes, birds, insects, etc.); Landscape; and, People in Kinder Farm Park.
  3. Photos must be taken within the boundary of Kinder Farm Park between January 1 and December 31, 2021.
  4. Participants may submit up to a total of four photos in the competition, in any of the categories, either in color or black and white.
    • All photographs must be in digital format (preferably JPG.), although they need not be taken with a digital camera. Scans are acceptable, provided they meet the requirements of these rules.
    • Cell phone photos are acceptable.
  5. All entries must be original work and must not have been previously published. The entrants must be the sole owner of copyright in all photos entered and must have obtained permission of any people featured in the entries.
  6. Each entry must be marked with or accompanied by the following information:
    • The photographer's
      • Name and mailing address
      • Age
      • Telephone number
      • Email address
    • Photograph title
    • A description of where and when the photo was taken
    • The category in which each photograph is being entered (only one category per photo)
    • Notes:
      • Entries will be returned if they lack any of the above requested information.
      • Personal details will only be used for the purpose of administering the competition and will not be published or provided to any third party without your permission.
    • Entries must be submitted by email to photocontest@kinderfarmpark.org with the subject line of "Through Young Eyes Photo Contest"
  7. All entries must be received by December 31, 2021.
  8. No entries can be returned and proof of posting is not proof of receipt. The organizers accept no responsibility for entries lost, damaged or delayed in the post.
  9. All entries will be judged by a panel of judges who will select the best photographs in each category. The judges' decision will be final and no correspondence can be entered into.
  10. The Grand Prize-winning photo will be ineligible for additional prizes in the category in which it was entered.
  11. By entering, entrants will be deemed to have agreed to be bound by these rules.
  12. By entering the competition, entrants grant the right for The Friends of Kinder Farm Park to display the photographs at Kinder Farm Park; publish and exhibit the submitted photographs in print or on the Friends of Kinder Farm Park website.