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We want to see how you get out and play in Wake County! This September through November, we are celebrating our parks and nature preserves with our second annual Instagram photo contest. For your chance to win, follow us on Instagram at @WakeGovParks. Submit your best shots of Wake County parks and nature preserves using the hashtag #OurWakeCountyParks as well as the hashtag for the park or nature preserve pictured.

This contest is all about celebrating the variety of ways you enjoy Wake County parks and nature preserves, so show us...

  • What you do, from mountain biking to picnicking

  • What you see, from turtles to sunsets

  • What you learn, from corn milling to sailing

  • What you love, from your favorite lakeside spot to your family out for a hike

Contest dates: September 1, 2015–November 30, 2015

How to Enter:

  1. Follow Wake County Parks on Instagram (@wakegovparks).

  2. Upload your favorite photos of our Wake County Parks to Instagram.

  3. Tag the photo with the hashtag #OurWakeCountyParks.

  4. Tag the park or nature preserve pictured using one of the following hashtags:

    • #AmericanTobaccoTrail

    • #BlueJayPoint

    • #CrowderPark

    • #HarrisLake

    • #HistoricOakView

    • #LakeCrabtree

    • #NorthWakeLandfill

    • #YatesMill

    • #RobertsonMillpondPreserve

No Instagram account? No problem! Email your best #OurWakeCountyParks photos to


Winners will be showcased in a Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space photo exhibit at Historic Oak View County Park during spring 2016. All submissions are eligible to be used in Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space marketing material.

Finalists will be selected by Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space staff. Winners will be announced in early December on our website and Facebook and Instagram accounts.


  1. We encourage you to be creative, but please keep photos free of obscenity. We reserve the right to disqualify any photo for any reason, including photos that:
    • Promote or depict illegal or dangerous activity
    • Promote or depict activity that violates park rules
    • Are in any way offensive as determined by Wake County staff
  2. Entries must depict parks and nature preserves managed by Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space. These include Blue Jay Point County Park, North Wake Landfill District Park, Lake Crabtree County Park, Historic Oak View County Park, Historic Yates Mill County Park, Crowder District Park, American Tobacco Trail, Harris Lake County Park, and Robertson Millpond Preserve.
  3. Entries must be original work. Do not use any copyrighted material.
  4. Entrants are responsible for obtaining permission from any people depicted in the photo for use in this contest.
  5. Wake County does not accept any liability for any photo submitted to the contest.
  6. Wake County reserves the right to use your photo elsewhere on our Facebook page, website, or marketing materials. See consent release below.

Consent Release

By uploading my photo to Instagram and tagging it with the hashtag #OurWakeCountyParks, I hereby give permission to Wake County to prepare, use, reproduce, publish, and exhibit my photo, portrait, or likeness on any or all material published by Wake County Government in their public relations, marketing, and educational programs. Any photo may be used without my prior examination of the finished product.

I hereby waive my rights to privacy in connection with consent above given, and I hereby release, discharge, and agree to hold harmless all the parties to whom this consent is given from any liability whatsoever and agree that this consent and waiver will not be made the basis of a future claim of any kind.

If you tag a photo with #OurWakeCountyParks that you would not like to be used by Wake County, please email us at


Gallery of All #OurWakeCountyParks Contest Entries