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National Parks photo contest

Posted by Teresa Hanafin  August 19, 2009 03:50 PM

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Great Sand Dunes National Park / Photo by Derrick Jackson, Globe Staff

As many of you know, RAW isn't the only section of Boston.com that solicits photos or runs photo contests. (We just try to attract the very serious hobbyist.) Our Sports section asks for kids in Red Sox gear, for example, or our Lifestyle staff looks for pets in Halloween costumes.

Our Travel site has one of the most robust user photo sections of all. And right now, they are running a National Parks photo contest to dovetail with the upcoming PBS series, "The National Parks: America's Best Idea."

And to top it off, filmmaker Ken Burns is the judge!

First prize is a copy of the entire series signed by Burns, and the top 25 photos will be featured in a gallery on Boston.com.

Boston.com Travel editor Christine Makris is looking for creative photos that best capture the beauty and essence of America's most celebrated historical markers. Find out the rules, how to enter, and more about the contest here.

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