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Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Alaska State Parks
50th Anniversary Photo Contest

50th Anniversary Poster2020 marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of Alaska State Parks! While we ended up canceling many planned events, we celebrated virtually with a monthly photo contest throughout 2020. Thanks to all who participated! Below are our monthly winners:







January
01. Just Gonna Take A Bite-Jerry Herrod
'Just Gonna Take A Bite' by Jerry Herrod


February
02. Alex Rearick Cozy Cabin in Chugach
'Cozy Cabin in Chugach' by Alex Rearick


March
03. Cooper Brown The Calm Before the Storm
'The Calm Before the Storm' by Cooper Brown


April
04. Brian Moore - Days Gone By
'Days Gone By' by Brian Moore


May
05. Kierre Childers - The Art of Portaging NLSRA
'The Art of Portaging (Nancy Lake State Recreation Area)' by Kierre Childers


June
06. Trina Smith - Old and Bloom
'Old and Bloom' by Trina Smith


July
07. Suzie Mauro dinner
'Dinner' by Suzie Mauro


August
08. Nicole Budd Shuyak
'Shuyak' by Nicole Budd


September
09. Laura Geissinger - Calming Seas
'Calming Seas' by Laura Geissinger


October
10. Kristina Smolenski - Socially Distant
'Socially Distant' by Kristina Smolenski


November
11. Kaiulani Rees - Ghost of the Forest, Fall Lynx 2
'Ghost of the Forest (Fall Lynx)' by Kaiulani Rees


December
12. Peaches Wallin - S.T.E.V.E. and the Aurora
'S.T.E.V.E. and the Aurora' by Peaches Wallin


We thank all of the entrants for all of the magnificent photographs!

Mission Statement

"The Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation provides outdoor recreation opportunities and conserves and interprets natural, cultural, and historic resources for the use, enjoyment, and welfare of the people."

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Anchorage, AK 99501
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