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Contact: Eileen Andes, 701-623-4466
The National Park Service and the Theodore Roosevelt Nature and History Association announced the win ner of the second Annual "Picture Yourself in Theodore Roosevelt National Park" Photo Contest on Saturday.
Gary Anderson of Minot, ND won the Grand Prize with his scenic photo entitled, "Serenity."Anderson's photo will be featured on the park's 2014 Annual Park Pass.
Jared Aicher of Eagle, ID won Second Prize with "Little Missouri River;" Third Prize was awarded to Christina Laws from Winfield, MO for "Sunset;" and "River Bend Overlook" by Mark Meyers from Santa Fe, NMwas the Fourth Place winner.Prizes were donated by the Theodore Roosevelt Nature and History Association, the park's non-profit cooperating association.
The park received 119 photo entries for this year's contest.The top 12 photos will be featured in a 2014 color calendar, which is for sale at the visitor center through the Theodore Roosevelt Nature and History Association.The photos will also be on display in the park's South Unit Visitor Center through December 24.
"Congratulations to Gary Anderson and the rest of the prize winners," said Superintendent Valerie Naylor."We would also like to thank everyone who participated in the photo contest.We sincerely appreciate Theodore Roosevelt Nature and History Association's partnership in the contest and look forward to continuing the contest in the coming year."
The 2014 Theodore Roosevelt National Park Annual Pass, which is good for one year from the month of purchase, will be on sale starting January 1.The cost is $20.00.
For information about events and activities in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, please visit the park's website at www.nps.gov/thro.You can also follow us on Twitter @TRooseveltNPS and "like" us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheodoreRooseveltNationalPark.