By JENNIFER WADE
Virginia State Parks announced on Tuesday the Treasure the Moments photography contest. This announcement was made during an event at the Science Museum of Virginia which debuted six vehicles decorated with iconic state park photos from around Virginia.
“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 out parks.” The Department of Conservation and Recreation manages Virginia’s state parks.
“The new decorations on the cars are an attractive, efficient and effective way to promote state parks,” Seaver said. “The vehicles are already assigned to employees based in the 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.”
The grand prize for the photo contest is a week long stay in a Virginia State Park cabin or campsite. Other prizes include two nights in a cabin, three nights of camping as well as park passes. The contest runs through August 13. To enter the contest, visitors must take a photograph of a state park treasure and submit the image on Facebook or Twitter. For more information on the contest, visit http://bit.ly/vsptreasures.com. For more information about any of Virginia’s 36 award winning state parks visit www.virginiastateparks.gov or call 1-800-933-7275 (PARK)