November 8, 2021

Somerset County Park Commission Accepts Entries for 2021 Photo Contest ‘Show Us Your Best Shot’

The Deadline to Enter Is Dec. 6

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ – Amateur photographers are eligible to enter the “Show Us Your Best Shot” 2021 Photo Contest sponsored by the Somerset County Park Commission. Winners will receive a Leisure Pursuit Card worth free admission to any of the Parks’ facilities and programs, and their photos will be displayed on the Park Commission’s website, social media and other publications.

“This is a great opportunity for Somerset County photographers to share their art with a broad audience and be rewarded with free admission to some of our great services, programs and facilities,” said Somerset County Park Commission Secretary-Director, Geoffrey Soriano. “Plus, nature lovers will be able to spend quality time outdoors in our wonderful parks while pursuing a hobby they enjoy.”

The deadline to enter is Monday, Dec. 6, and winners will be announced in January 2022.

Photo Contest Guidelines

Submissions from professional photographers will not be accepted. Photographers must only submit photos taken at a park managed by the Somerset County Park Commission. Photos should depict subjects in one of the following five categories: scenic, wildlife, events, horticulture, and people.

Judges will select first, second, and third place winners in each of the five categories. Photos will be evaluated for how well the image depicts the category’s theme and subject matter, as well as for creativity, originality, and technique.

Photo Submission Guidelines

Entrants should submit their photos as attachments via email and write “Photo Contest-Category” in the subject line of the email. Images should be formatted in high resolution (200 DPI or greater). Five photos per person, per category will be accepted. Entrants should submit their photos to Dina Healey, at

To view the 2020 winning photos, visit

Somerset County Park Commission
The Somerset County Park Commission is a steward of nearly 15,000 acres of county-owned open space with two million visitors each year. Five golf courses have three driving ranges, a pitch and putt course and a recreational putting course. Other attractions include a riding stable, an environmental education center, two tennis facilities, an outdoor pool, paddle boating, a rock and rare plant garden, an award-winning rose garden, arboretum, and a sensory and fragrance garden. Six county-operated parks offer amenities, such as athletic fields, picnic facilities, bike paths, fishing, birdwatching, cross country skiing, and hiking.

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