Centennial Photo Contests

Centennial Monthly Photo Contest
Take your best shot at a chance to win an "America the Beautiful" Annual Park Pass, among other Centennial prizes, by entering our monthly photo contests. Upload your photo to social media with the following hashtags:
#CRLAPhotoContest & #FindYourPark

July: Volcanic Legacy
Crater Lake National Park has a rich volcanic history. For the Month of July, we are asking you to capture this incredible legacy on film! Photographs should highlight our volcanic rocks, the caldera, rock formations, or any other provoking evidence of this volcanic past. Upload your photos by July 31.

August: Crater Lake Blue
As the deepest lake in the United States, Crater Lake is renowned for its incredible blue color. Photographs should highlight the richness and beauty of the lake. Upload your photos by August 31.

September: Old Growth Forests & Wildlife
93% of Crater Lake National Park is made up of old growth forests. Photographs should highlight the ancientness of these trees and the diverse wildlife that depends upon these forests as habitat. **No baiting, petting, calling, or trapping of wildlife is allowed;entries that indicate this has been done will be immediately disqualified and reported** Upload your photos by September 30.

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Centennial Scavenger Hunt

Test your detective skills, learn about your park, and take a selfie! Upload all five of your selfie images to Facebook with the hashtags #FindYourSelfieAtCraterlake & #FindYourPark for your chance to win a Centennial prize.

1. Find yourself with the very first director of the National Park Service. This man made it his personal mission to increase awareness and education in National Parks. Here at Crater Lake, his plaque is stationed on the sidewalk between the Rim Visitor's Center and the Crater Lake Lodge.

2. Find yourself with one of the oldest visible parts of Mount Mazama. Don't be fooled by its small distant size though; really, it is 170 feet (52m) tall! As it's ethereal name suggests it is only visible from certain parts of the Caldera, however, it remains quite stationary. During foggy weather, it becomes a phantom feature.

3. About 7,700 years ago Mt. Mazama erupted torrents of seething, red-hot pumice and other volcanic rocks. These glowing avalanches raced down the slopes and flooded the valley that lay in this Northwest segment of our park with volcanic deposits over 100 feet (30m) deep. Find yourself amongst this desert-like region and witness life return to this volcanic landscape.

4. Find yourself with 100 foot (30m) tall colorful spires that are tucked away in the southeast corner of the Park. The spires are "fossil fumaroles," each marking a spot where volcanic gas rose up through hot ash deposits, cementing the ash into solid rock.

5. Today, the National Park Service manages 408 different sites with over 20,000 rangers working to protect them. During the next 100 years of NPS, we will need more people to take on a role of stewardship within our parks. Could you be our newest ranger? Find yourself at the Visitor Center, where everyone can see what they'd look like wearing a ranger flat hat while celebrating the centennial.

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Last updated: January 13, 2018

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