Park Photos

Life in the Park Photo Competition Description

Visitors are invited to snap a photo anywhere in the park and enter it into the Friends of Kinder Farm Park Life in the Park Photo Competition. See the Gallery for photos taken by other park visitors.

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

Prizes are awarded in four categories; Fauna, Flora, People, and Landscape.

First place winners in each category win a $50 gift certificate.

Second place winners receive a one year Park Pass.

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 Rules and Entry Instructions
  1. 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.
  2. Photos must be taken within the boundary of Kinder Farm Park between January 1 and December 31 of the current year.
  3. Entrants may submit up to a total of four photos in the competition, in any of the categories, either as digital images or prints in color or black and white.
    1. Photographs can be submitted in digital format (preferably JPG), with a maximum of 10mb per email.
    2. Photographs submitted in print form should be no larger than 8” X 10”. Note: Prints will be digitally scanned for judging purposes.
  4. This competition is intended to encourage amateur photography in the county parks. Photography is just one of the many activities enjoyed by park visitors. Competition entries will not be accepted from professional photographers.
  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:
    1. The photographer’s
      1. Name and address
      2. Telephone number
      3. Email address
    2. Photograph title
    3. A description of where and when the photo was taken
    4. The category in which each photograph is being entered (only one category per photo)
    5. Notes:
      1. Entries will be returned if they lack any of the above requested information.
      2. 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.
  7. Entries can be submitted in two ways:
    1. By email to with the subject line of “2019 KFP Photo Competition”
    2. By mail to:
      1. 2019 KFP Photo Competition
      2. 1001 Kinder Farm Park Road
      3. Millersville, MD 21108
  8. All entries must be received by December 31 of the current year.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  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.
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