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
amy.merch 59 Parks Visited
555Points
2
skamblife 40 Parks Visited
465Points
3
darylbiggs 44 Parks Visited
400Points
4
bryangoffphoto 38 Parks Visited
385Points
5
travlette 35 Parks Visited
370Points
6
schlaxathon 28 Parks Visited
325Points
7
natlparkfamily 19 Parks Visited
285Points
8
cubfanjen 29 Parks Visited
285Points
9
erinello34 27 Parks Visited
280Points
10
bethjbiggs 28 Parks Visited
260Points

Trailblazer Leaderboard

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

1
amy.merch 11 Parks Visited 170Points
2
natlparkfamily 8 Parks Visited 160Points
3
schlaxathon 7 Parks Visited 140Points
4
skamblife 6 Parks Visited 120Points
5
schlaxmobile 5 Parks Visited 100Points

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 22 Parks Visited 220Points
2
darylbiggs 21 Parks Visited 210Points
3
bryangoffphoto 16 Parks Visited 160Points
4
schlaxathon 16 Parks Visited 160Points
5
amy.merch 13 Parks Visited 130Points

Patriot Leaderboard

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

1
leslie.rudow 6 Parks Visited 60Points
2
skamblife 3 Parks Visited 50Points
3
cubfanjen 2 Parks Visited 40Points
4
realnut79 2 Parks Visited 40Points
5
mj_wanders 2 Parks Visited 40Points

Aquaphile Leaderboard

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

1
natlparkfamily 5 Parks Visited 90Points
2
erinello34 2 Parks Visited 20Points
3
skamblife 1 Parks Visited 20Points
4
bryangoffphoto 1 Parks Visited 10Points
5
carymullen 1 Parks Visited 10Points

Adventurer Leaderboard

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

1
darylbiggs 14 Parks Visited 90Points
2
amy.merch 11 Parks Visited 85Points
3
naturemoni 14 Parks Visited 85Points
4
bethjbiggs 10 Parks Visited 70Points
5
notsojrrangers 11 Parks Visited 65Points

Monumental Leaderboard

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

1
amy.merch 17 Parks Visited 170Points
2
travlette 11 Parks Visited 110Points
3
bryangoffphoto 11 Parks Visited 110Points
4
randolph1heather 11 Parks Visited 110Points
5
skamblife 9 Parks Visited 90Points
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