National Park Week in Alaska

people hiking on a glacier.
Park visitors hiking at Wrangell-St.Elias National Park and Preserve (NPS Photo –Neal Herbert)

Looking for something fun, free, and fantastic to do? Drive the Denali National Park and Preserve road to Mile 30 and spy lynx, moose, and maybe a golden eagle or join the Junior Ranger scavenger hunt at Sitka National Historical Park on Saturday, April 21. Travel to some national parks in Alaska can be challenging in April, so if you can’t join us,head to your photo albums and share your Alaskan experience with family and friends through pictures!

Send us copies of your favorite photograph you took while visiting a National Park in Alaska. Some images may be posted to our website or a social media platform; others may be used in park brochures, bulletin boards or other publications.


Share Your Pictures!

During National Park Week (April 21-29, 2012) we invite you to send us copies of a favorite photograph you took while visiting a National Park in Alaska. Photos submissions will be accepted through our Flickr account.


When submitting photos please consider the following:

  • Acceptable image file types are limited to what Flickr accepts; no videos please
  • Flickr Community guidelines apply – please familiarize yourself with them (Learn More)
  • No more than two of your very favorite images can be submitted per park, with a maximum of 10 total submissions.
  • Only submitted files will be accepted; links to other online photo galleries will not be considered
  • Photo entries must be from a National Park in Alaska (Learn More)
  • comments submitted by an author or comments posted to photos are subject to our commenting guidelines (see below)

Please include this required information:

  • Full name and contact information of the photographer
  • Title, subject, location and date the photo was taken

By submitting photos, you agree to:

  • All submissions become public domain
  • Captions or personal trademarks will be cropped
  • Not all images will be selected for display on our website
  • Images may be added or removed at any time
  • Submit a high quality image for reuse, no larger than one MB


  • All photographs must be your own and you must own the right to distribute the image.
  • Photos must be offered under a Creative Commons Attribute License. See Creative Commons for more information. If you do not agree with these terms, you can send a permission statement to for alternative permission standards.
  • You must have the consent of other identifiable individuals in the photo. If your photo is selected to be displayed on our website, you will be required to provide a release for each individual in the photograph.
  • By participating in this National Park Week submission, you agree to the terms of these rules.

Step by Step Guide to Group Submission

Even if you are familiar with Flickr, please read these guidelines which include important information.

Step 1: Make sure the photograph is taken in one of Alaska’s national parks! For a list of parks visit here:

Step 2: You must include name and location of the national park in the photograph title/description

Step 3: You must tag the photo 2012 Picture Yourself in a National Park in Alaska

Step 4: Photos must be offered under a Creative Commons Attribute License

If you do not agree with these terms, you can send a permission statement through email to akr_info@nps.govfor alternative permission standards. If you would like to email submission, please include the statement below in the email: I agree to the followings terms regarding my photograph of (insert Alaska National Park name, location, and Flickr link.) I agree that the submission of an entry shall constitute the grant of a non-exclusive, royalty free license to the National Park Service to reproduce and utilize the photograph submitted for any governmental purpose, including but not limited to publication on the Internet and/or use as part of interpretive publications. Entrants further grant to the National Park Service the right of use and publish their proper name and state online and in print, or any other media, in connection with the Park Week event. By entering, participants thereby release and hold harmless the United States of America, its employees and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the National Park Week. Restrictions, conditions, and limitations apply.

Step 5: Upload to the group! Remember each participant may enter 2 (Two) images per park and up to 10 (TEN) images total.

Step 6: We will approve submissions. Proper tagging (2012 Picture Yourself in a National Park in Alaska, labeling and identification of your submission helps speed the verification process!

Notes: Upload the highest resolution image possible. The entries may be used in various contexts and high resolution images produce the best results.

Commenting Guidelines

While this is an open forum, it is also a family friendly one, so please keep your comments and wall posts clean. In addition to keeping it family friendly, we ask that you follow our posting guidelines here. If you don't comply, your message will be removed.

–We do not allow graphic, obscene, explicit or racist comments or submissions, nor do we allow comments that are violent, abusive, hateful, or intended to defame anyone or any organization.
–We do not allow comments that threaten, defame or violate the privacy of any person.
–Comments including phone numbers, e-mail addresses, residential addresses or similar information will be removed.
–We do not allow solicitations or advertisements. This includes promotion or endorsement of any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency. Similarly, we do not allow attempts to defame or defraud any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency.
– We do not allow comments that suggest or encourage illegal activity.
– We do not allow comments that may tend to compromise the safety or security of the public or public systems.
–You participate at your own risk, taking personal responsibility for your comments, your username and any information provided.

The appearance of external links on this site does not constitute official endorsement on behalf of the National Park Service. Communication made through this service’s e-mail and/or messaging system will not constitute a legal or official notice or comment to the National Park Service or any official or employee of the National Park Service. Finally, this comment policy is subject to amendment or modification at any time to ensure that its continued use is consistent with its intended purpose as an open forum.

What is going on in Alaska National Parks?

Learn More about National Park Week

Alaska Region Highlights

  • Alaska Parks

    We care for those special places in Alaska saved by the American people as a part of a national system of parks so that all may experience our heritage.

  • Press Room

    In addition to individual parks providing press releases, the Alaska Regional Office occasionally provides press releases as well.

  • Photos & Videos

    National Park Service photos are in the public domain. If you use one of our pictures, be sure to credit the photographer and the National Park Service.

  • Alaska Park Science

    Alaska Park Science is a semi-annual journal that shares what we are learning in Alaska's national parks through the study of their vital cultural and natural resources.

Last Updated: August 2, 2012