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Alaska Department of Natural Resources

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 and we had a monthly photo contest throughout the year.

Below are the monthly winners:

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

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

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

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

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

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

07. Suzie Mauro dinner
'Dinner' by Suzie Mauro

08. Nicole Budd Shuyak
'Shuyak' by Nicole Budd

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

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

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

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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