Pictures in the park

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It might be cutting it a bit fine, but if you’re an American resident and you’ve a stunning picture taken in just about any park, or at a National Monument, in America you’ve still time to enter into the Canon Photography in the Parks competition. There are some rather cool prizes up for grabs, too.

It’s free to enter, and you can submit photos until 30 September 2010. There are two categories, one for entrants aged 13 to 17 and another for those aged 18 or over. You never know, you could walk away with a new Canon 5D Mark II, or a Pixma Pro9500 Mark II printer, or a trip for two to a national or state park.

And to inspire you, here’s the photograph that took the grand prize in the 2009 Teen Contest: First Ray, by Chikku Baiju.

First Ray, by Chikku Baiju, winner of the 2009 Teen Contest Grand Prize

Other 2009 winning entries can be seen here, whilst far more details, including The Rules, are available from Photography in the Parks.