Winter Photo Contest
The 2020 Parks Winter Photo Contest is Now Open!
The 2nd Annual event runs January 1-31, 2020 and is open to all photographers, ages 5 & up. Photos must be taken during January 2020 at any open county park to be eligible. Get free admission when you show your camera, mobile devices not eligible, at Beaver Lake Nature Center, Rosamond Gifford Zoo and Highland Forest. Other parks participating, that do not charge admission, are Carpenter's Brook Fish Hatchery, Oneida Shores Park, Onondaga Lake Park and Otisco Lake Park. Click here to download the complete contest rules.
Click here to submit your photo.
Congratulations to the winners of last year's Parks Winter Photo Contest!
The contest which ran January 1 - 31, 2019 invited participants to submit photos taken throughout the month at any county park for judging in four categories: Best Action, Best Winter Scene, Most Artistic and Junior Photographer (ages 5-17).
Honorable Mention/Park Favorite
The following photos were chosen by the individual parks as their favorite
(we didn't include the winners above in that pool.)
A big thank you to our judges:
Laura Hand - CNY Central Community Relations
Jason Smorol - Syracuse Mets General Manager
Big Mike Fiss - Former Longtime CNY Radio Personality (and frequent photo contest judge)
Tom Lenweaver - Local wildlife artist
Mark Nicotra - County Executive Communications Director
Bill Lansley - Parks Commissioner
And Special Thanks to the Syracuse Mets for donating a Family Four Pack for each of our 1st place winners!
During your visit to Onondaga County Parks, you may be photographed, videotaped, or filmed by Onondaga County Parks or authorized parties. Your attendance/admission serves as permission for use of these images by Onondaga County Parks. Commercial photography or filming is prohibited without permission of Onondaga County Parks.