Photo Competition

"Life in the Park" Photo Competition Description

Visitors are invited to snap a photo anywhere in the park and enter the Life in the Park Photo Competition, for amateur photographers of all ages.

See the Gallery for photos taken by other park visitors.

The competitions are open from March 1 through the end of February the following year.

Winners will be notified upon completion of judging and invited to receive ther prizes at a Friends of Kinder Farm Park meeting. If a winner is unable to attend the meeting, they may pick up their prize at the Visitors Center

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 are a choice of $50.00 or an engraved Celebration Wheatfield Brick (a $100 value), awarded in four categories; Fauna, Flora, People, and Landscape,
  • Second Place Prizes are a choice of $25 or an engraved Celebration Admiral Red Brick (a $75 value), 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. 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 March 1 and the last day of February of the Following year.
  3. 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.
  4. This competition is intended to encourage amateur photography in the county parks. Competition entries will not be accepted from professional photographers.
  5. All entries must be original work and must not have been previously published. Participants 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 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.
  7. Entries must be submitted by email to with the subject line of "Life in the Park Photo Contest"
  8. All entries must be received by February 29, 2024.
  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, participants will be deemed to have agreed to be bound by these rules.
  13. By entering the competition, participants 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.
  14. Prize winners will be invited to attend a Friends Meeting to receive their prizes. If unable to attend, the winners will be asked to pick up their prize at the Visitors Center.