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Date: July 15, 2014
Contact: Jim Meisner Jr., DCR Public Relations Specialist, (804) 786-8442,

Virginia State Parks announces photo contest

Weeklong state park stay is the grand prize

(RICHMOND) – A weeklong stay in a Virginia State Park cabin or campsite is the grand prize for a photo contest that continues through Aug. 13. Other prizes include two nights in a cabin, three nights of camping as well as park passes.

     The Treasure the Moments photography contest was announced Tuesday during an event at the Science Museum of Virginia. The event debuted six vehicles decorated with iconic state park photos from around the state.

     “From historic sites and scenic vistas to fairy stones and shark teeth, our state parks are filled with cultural and natural treasures,” said Craig Seaver, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation interim state parks director. “This photo contest allows our visitors the opportunity to capture forever the locations, items and scenery they treasure in our parks.” DCR manages Virginia’s award-winning state parks.

     The new decorations on the cars are an attractive, efficient and effective way to promote state parks, Seaver said.

     “The vehicles were already assigned to employees based in parks around the state, and staff use them in performance of their daily duties,” he said. “By adding these beautiful wraps, we get to promote state parks by better purposing an existing resource.”

     To enter the contest, visitors must snap a photo of the state park treasure and submit the image on Facebook or Twitter.

     For information about the contest, visit .

     For more information about any of Virginia’s 36 award-winning state parks visit or call toll-free 1-800-933-7275 (PARK).


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