Photo submissions for the cover contest are now closed! Stay tuned! Finalists will be notified April 18 and then their photos will be put to a public vote via NRPA's Facebook page on May 21. 

We’re collecting photos that tell a great story for a chance to be featured on the July 2018 issue of Parks & Recreation in celebration of Park and Recreation Month. We’ll choose the top photos and put them to a public vote on Facebook. The photo with the most social power (likes) will win the coveted cover spot!


  • March 30, 2018: photo submissions due 
  • April 20, 2018: finalists selected and notified
  • May 21, 2018: finalists put to public vote on Facebook
  • May 25, 2018: finalist with the most “likes” by 3 p.m. ET wins!

Questions can be sent to NRPA Communications Manager Cort Jones.

By submitting images, you are confirming that you have all legal rights to the image, consent of those pictured in the image and understand that submitted images may be used by NRPA in printed materials, websites and on social media.

NRPA offers no compensation for any images or videos.

Images selected for use will be judged on uniqueness and appropriateness. Not all images submitted will be used.

Due to editorial changes, NRPA reserves the right to change the topic of the July 2018 cover photo and not use a submitted image as the cover.    

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