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Winner announced in 2018 entrance pass photograph contest

Image of 2018 Acadia Entrance Pass

Photo courtesy of Mike Hudson. Used with permission

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News Release Date: February 6, 2018

Contact: Christie Anastasia, 207-288-8806

BAR HARBOR, MAINE –The National Park Service has selected a photograph by Mike Hudson of Wheaton, Illinois, as the winner of Acadia National Park’s 2018 annual entrance pass contest. The photograph portrays a beautiful scene from Hunters Head in Acadia National Park. The photograph will appear on thousands of annual entrance passes purchased by visitors from all over the country. As a show of thanks, Mr. Hudson will receive an America the Beautiful interagency annual pass ($80 value), which can be used at over 2,000 federal recreation areas nationwide.

“We are excited to have received more than 700 entries from 35 states as well as from locations such as Singapore, Australia, and Germany,” said Superintendent Kevin Schneider. “We want to thank everyone who submitted their images and shared their perspectives of Acadia National Park.”

The Acadia National Park annual entrance pass is available for purchase after May 1st at locations listed on the “Fees & Passes” Acadia National Park website

The NPS retains 80 percent of the fees collected from entrance pass sales to invest in critical improvements that directly benefit visitors at Acadia National Park, including maintaining and enhancing visitor facilities. The entrance pass revenues are also essential for funding the operation of the Island Explorer bus system, which serves Acadia and its surrounding communities. The NPS uses the remaining 20% of fees collected from entrance passes to benefit other sites in the National Park System.

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Last updated: February 6, 2018

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