With summer in full swing, sight-seers are headed to national landmarks, historic sites and, of course, to their local and national parks. Inspired by the beauty of America's National Parks, American Express will host a photo contest, where three people will win a trip to one of America's treasured parks: Yosemite National Park, Grand Canyon National Park or the National Mall and Memorial Parks in Washington, D.C.
EveryDay Park Moments Photo Contest*
To enter, visit findyoureverydaypark.com and share a "selfie" or other snapshot that captures special #EveryDayMoments at local and national parks with family or friends – along with a caption. Submissions will be accepted from July 30 to August 31, 2015. Each of the winners can bring up to three guests to join them at one of three (1 of 3) National Parks packages:
- A trip for four (4) to Yosemite National Park, including round-trip airfare to Fresno, CA, three (3) nights' accommodations at Tenaya Lodge, an America the Beautiful Pass a choice of two (2) activities from a list provided to the winner, and a $1000 activity and spending allowance awarded to the winner.
- A trip for four (4) to Grand Canyon National Park, including round-trip airfare to Phoenix, AZ, three (3) nights' accommodations at The Grand Canyon Lodge, an America the Beautiful Pass, and a $2000 activity and spending allowance awarded to the winner.
- A trip for four (4) to the National Mall and Memorial Parks of Washington, DC, including round-trip airfare to Washington D.C., three (3) nights' accommodations at The Grand Hyatt, a Monuments and Memorials half-day photo shoot, and a dinner cruise, and a $1,500 spending allowance awarded to the winner.
"We want to celebrate the #EveryDayMoments that families and friends can share together at their parks this summer," said Jed Scala, Senior Vice President of Consumer Lending at American Express. "This contest encourages people to visit the National Parks and allows them to document the natural beauty and rich history that surrounds them—oftentimes right in their own backyard."
American Express is a premier partner of the National Park Foundation's celebration of the upcoming National Park Service centennial with a focus on engaging a new generation of volunteers. To engage the public in the celebration, the Foundation launched Find Your Park, a bilingual public awareness and education campaign to inspire people of all backgrounds to discover all that a park can be, share their experiences with each other, and support these treasured places and their programs.
With more than 400 national parks and thousands of historic and recreational lands across the country, including natural, cultural, and urban treasures, there are endless opportunities to explore and find your own personal connections to parks. This past March, American Express announced a $5 million, multi-year grant to the National Park Foundation to support the efforts to increase volunteering at National Parks and public lands.
"We are grateful that American Express shares our commitment to connecting people everywhere to national parks and their programs," said Abbie Gibbs, Vice President, Corporate Partnerships, National Park Foundation. "Together, we will encourage people to find their park, inspire each other by sharing #EveryDayMoments, and raise awareness about all that parks can be and all that they can offer."
*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal U.S. residents, who are 18 and older. Enter by 11:59pm EST August 31, 2015. Void where prohibited. To enter and for Official Rules, and complete details, visit www.findyoureverydaypark.com.
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