Thunder Hole in Acadia National Park. ISLANDER FILE PHOTO

Park pass photo contest

ACADIA NAT’L PARK — The National Park Service (NPS) is inviting photographers and other artists to submit digital images for use on Acadia National Park’s 2017 annual pass.

The selected image will appear on thousands of annual passes purchased by visitors from all over the country. The winner will receive credit and an “America the Beautiful” interagency annual pass ($80 value), that can be used at over 2,000 federal recreation areas nationwide.

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

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

The NPS invests 80 percent of the fees collected from annual pass sales here in critical improvements that directly benefit visitors at Acadia National Park, including maintaining and enhancing visitor facilities. The annual pass revenues also are essential for funding the operation of the Island Explorer bus system, which serves Acadia and its surrounding communities.

The annual pass costs $50 and is valid at Acadia National Park for one year from the month of purchase.

Contest images must be submitted by email to [email protected] (with “photo contest” in the subject line) by 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4. The email must include full name, mailing address, telephone number and the location of the image.

Images must be original work and represent Acadia National Park.

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