Park pass art contest



 

ACADIA NAT’L PARK — Photographers and other artists are invited to submit a digital image of one of their works for possible use on Acadia’s 2019 annual entrance pass.

The deadline for submissions is Dec. 14.

“We welcome photographers and artists of all ages to share their talent and appreciation of Acadia’s amazing landscape by participating in this contest,” Superintendent Kevin Schneider said.

“Having a new image on the annual pass each year will continue the long tradition of using art to inspire generations of visitors to Acadia.”

The Acadia annual pass costs $55 and is valid for one year from the month of purchase. The 2019 pass will be available for purchase sometime next spring. Until then, passes dated 2018 will continue to be sold.

Acadia retains 80 percent of the revenue from annual pass sales to invest in improvements that enhance the visitor experience. Annual pass revenues also help fund the fare-free Island Explorer bus system, which serves Acadia and surrounding communities in the summer and early fall.

Images for the Acadia annual pass contest must be submitted by email to michelle_bierman@nps.gov with “PHOTO CONTEST” in the subject line by 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14. The email must include the submitter’s full name, mailing address, phone number and a description of the Acadia scene depicted. Only one entry per person will be accepted.

Images may be photographs or original artwork, but must be suitable for formatting on a 4-by-2-inch plastic card. They must be submitted in high-quality digital format with a minimum 300 DPI.