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Follow us @wakegovparks and tag your
pictures with #OurWakeCountyParks

We want to see how you get out and play in Wake County Parks! This June and July, we are celebrating National Park and Reaction Month with our first Instagram contest. For your chance to win, follow us on Instagram at @WakeGovParks. Submit your best shots of Wake County Parks using the hashtag #OurWakeCountyParks as well as the hashtag for the park pictured.

This contest is all about celebrating the variety of ways you enjoy Wake County Parks, 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 deadline: July 27, 2014


 WakeGOV Parks Instagram Photos


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 pictured using one of the following park specific hashtags:
    • #AmericanTobaccoTrail
    • #BlueJayPoint
    • #CrowderPark
    • #HarrisLake
    • #HistoricOakView
    • #LakeCrabtree
    • #NorthWakeLandfill
    • #YatesMill
Don't use Instagram? Email your best #OurWakeCountyParks photos to


1st Place
Stock up on some cool gear with a $100 gift card to the Great Outdoor Provision Co. 

2nd Place
Go exploring in Wake County with a Flash 18 Pack and water bottles from REI.

3rd Place
Take a picnic for four from Whole Foods Market to your favorite park.

Honorable mentions will receive a Wake County gift pack.

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. Voting for contest winners will be open to the public after the submission period ends, and winners will be announced in early August on our website and on our 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 photographs 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 managed by Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space. These parks include only Blue Jay Point, North Wake Landfill, Lake Crabtree, Historic Oak View, Historic Yates Mill, Crowder District, the American Tobacco Trail, and Harris Lake County Parks.
  3. Entries must be the photographer's original work. Do not use any copyrighted material. 
  4. Entrants are responsible for obtaining permission from any people depicted in the photograph 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 pages, 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 photograph 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

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