Pic Your Park

The Find Your Park Instagram Contest

Share your selfie on Instagram by using the hashtag #picyourparkcontest and checking into a park between now and September. And who knows - maybe you'll be the big winner!

How it Works

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    1: Visit a National Park
    The first step is to get up, get out there, and find your park. Use our park finder to locate a National Park Service site near you. View a complete list of participating park properties. Oh, and bring your phone. You'll need that, too.
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    2: Post Your Park Selfie to Instagram
    To enter the contest, take a selfie at a National Park Service site, post it to Instagram during the official entry period using the hashtag #picyourparkcontest and geotag your location within the park. Pictures posted without entrant's face visible, park geotag, or outside the contest entry period, will not be accepted.
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    3: Earn Points, Collect Badges, & Win Prizes
    The more parks you visit, the more points you earn. Unlock badges and earn double points for visiting certain parks during boost periods. View a list of boost periods.

Recent Contest Photos

Not sure where to start? Check out the latest #picyourparkcontest adventures to Find Your Park inspiration.

The Leaders

See who is leading, scoring the most points, and celebrating our uniquely American treasures. Check out the full leaderboard to track your progress or find your friends. Don’t see your post? The Instagram account owner’s face must be clearly visible in the photo in order to enter. Posts may take up to 72 hours to appear on the leaderboard.
1
erinello34 190 Parks Visited
2,255Points
2
mj_wanders 172 Parks Visited
1,845Points
3
bethjbiggs 116 Parks Visited
1,235Points
4
amy.merch 110 Parks Visited
1,055Points
5
bryangoffphoto 57 Parks Visited
575Points
6
skamblife 47 Parks Visited
530Points
7
schlaxathon 46 Parks Visited
480Points
8
travlette 44 Parks Visited
450Points
9
natlparkfamily 34 Parks Visited
430Points
10
carymullen 46 Parks Visited
425Points

Trailblazer Leaderboard

Get double points for earning your Trailblazer Badge this June by visiting a national trail or river!

1
amy.merch 14 Parks Visited 210Points
2
natlparkfamily 8 Parks Visited 160Points
3
schlaxathon 8 Parks Visited 150Points
4
mj_wanders 15 Parks Visited 150Points
5
erinello34 12 Parks Visited 130Points

History Buff Leaderboard

Earn a History Buff Badge by brushing up on American history and heritage at a national historic park, site, or trail.

1
erinello34 84 Parks Visited 840Points
2
mj_wanders 54 Parks Visited 550Points
3
bethjbiggs 54 Parks Visited 550Points
4
amy.merch 28 Parks Visited 280Points
5
schlaxathon 22 Parks Visited 220Points

Patriot Leaderboard

Earn your stripes--and your Patriot Badge, by visiting a national battlefield or military park.

1
mj_wanders 15 Parks Visited 210Points
2
erinello34 9 Parks Visited 110Points
3
amy.merch 4 Parks Visited 80Points
4
kuehlcation 4 Parks Visited 80Points
5
karennshane 5 Parks Visited 80Points

Aquaphile Leaderboard

Want to be swimming in badges? Earn the Aquaphile Badge when you visit a national lakeshore, seashore or river.

1
mj_wanders 7 Parks Visited 110Points
2
bethjbiggs 5 Parks Visited 100Points
3
natlparkfamily 5 Parks Visited 90Points
4
kuehlcation 5 Parks Visited 90Points
5
erinello34 6 Parks Visited 70Points

Adventurer Leaderboard

There’s always an adventure in a national park. Visiting many will earn you this badge!

1
amy.merch 33 Parks Visited 220Points
2
erinello34 22 Parks Visited 215Points
3
bethjbiggs 27 Parks Visited 215Points
4
mj_wanders 23 Parks Visited 205Points
5
bryangoffphoto 15 Parks Visited 130Points

Monumental Leaderboard

Show everyone what a Monumental Achiever you are by visiting a national monument or memorial.

1
erinello34 46 Parks Visited 360Points
2
mj_wanders 35 Parks Visited 350Points
3
amy.merch 26 Parks Visited 260Points
4
bethjbiggs 22 Parks Visited 220Points
5
bryangoffphoto 13 Parks Visited 130Points

Honoring Flight 93

Today, Flight 93 National Memorial is the final resting place for these heroes. It stands as a somber reminder of one of the most devastating events in American history and a beautiful memorial to those who gave their lives. Together, the National Park Service, the National Park Foundation, and the Families and Friends of Flight 93 have created a place of reflection for visitors.

Pic Your Park Contest prize image of friends in a park
Win a park adventure!
Get up, get out there, visit park sites, earn the most points, and win a trip for two to any National Park site in the contiguous 48 states. Make your dream park adventure come true!

Thank You to Our Contest Sponsors