Professional Photography Program
All applications and application fees for the 2013 season are due no later than February 1, 2013.
Dates will be awarded and approval letters mailed during the week of March 11.
Welcome to the professional photographer/artist special travel permit program. Please make sure you read and follow the information here and on the definitions and guidelines page before you submit your application.
$100 Initial Application Fee: Required for first time applicants and those submitting proofs for updating original application (every three years). Deadline: Feb 1
$50 Annual Application Fee: Renews application in years when proofs are not required. Deadline: Feb 1
$150 Permit Fee: Required for applicants who receive a permit for the current season. Payment is due upon receipt of your confirmation letter. Deadline: Apr 12
Park Entrance Fees are $20 per vehicle and must be paid at the Denali Visitor Center. As in the past, entrance fees are good for seven consecutive days. The annual park pass may save you money if you have multiple dates. You must present your entrance fee receipt when receiving your Road Travel Permit. Please check with the Backcountry Information Center for current closures.
Application and permit fees are nonrefundable and are not transferable. Checks returned for insufficient funds will void the application.
If you are not able to use any assigned dates, your cancellation must be made at least 48 hours in advance. Call the Professional Photography telephone number at (907) 683-6362. Please let us know if you're not coming.
Code of Ethics:
Included is the Denali National Park & Preserve Photographer's Code of Ethics. Please read it carefully. Failure to comply with the Code may result in revocation of your permit or legal action.
Camping or Overnight Occupancy:
Participants of the program wishing to remain in the park overnight should obtain a camp site at the Riley Creek, Savage, or Teklanika Campgrounds. Advance reservations are strongly suggested.
Criteria for Submission:
Digital photographs and web sites can now be included in proof submission. Proofs for renewal of status are required every three years. Those who last submitted proofs for the 2010 season or previous must re-qualify for the program.
Videographers are included in the Professional Photographer program. Please read the Criteria section carefully.
We no longer maintain a mailing list or mail out applications on request. It is your responsibility to download and submit the application on time and to determine when you need to submit proofs for re-application (* there is a reminder on the Qualification and also the Change of Dates letters). Below you will find links to the application packets as well as the Denali National Park and Preserve Photographers Code of Ethics (which is also included in each packet). Please print and sign the documents in the proper packet, enclose the appropriate payment of fees, and mail it directly to us.
Questions concerning the program criteria/rules should be directed to the North District Ranger at (907) 683-2294.
Questions concerning scheduling should be directed to the Professional Photography line at (907) 683-6362 after the letters notifying of dates awarded are mailed.
Did You Know?
Did you know that in 1908, Charles Sheldon – a hunter and naturalist – described in his journal the idea of a park that would allow visitors to enjoy the beauty he saw while visiting Alaska. In 1917 his vision became reality, with the creation of Mount McKinley National Park.