Photo Contest

​​​​​​​Pics of the Parks Photo Contest

Oakland County Parks and Recreation welcomes you to capture and share your park experiences in a free photo contest. We are looking for all-season photos, so get out there, get shooting and send us your best!

Submitted photos must fall into the P.A.R.K.'D. themed categories: Parks; Animals; Recreation; Kids; and Dogs. Full category descriptions are included in the Official Rules. Entries must be accompanied by an Entry Form.

The contest in a nutshell:

Please read all Official Rules​ before submitting entries. 

  • All photos must be taken at an Oakland County Park
  • Entries may be submitted from Memorial Day to Labor Day
  • Entries will be submitted via email; minimum size 2MB
  • Limit two entries per category
  • Entries must be accompanied by an Entry Form
  • Check for tips for Apple and Android users and a checklist for contest entries
  • Photos will be judged by members of the Oakland Camera Club
  • Best of Show photo will be chosen by radio personality, Spike, of 95.5's Mojo in the Morning
  • All entries and winners will be displayed at

A Best of Show will be awarded, along with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners from each P.A.R.K.'D. category. The Best of show photo will appear on the cover of the 2019 Oakland County Parks Annual Report.

The top six entries (Best of Show and 1st place in each category) will be displayed at the Wint Nature Center in Independence Oaks County Park, from mid-October through mid-December. Mounted prints of the top six winners generously donated by Hite Photo.

Normal park entry and user fees are required for admittance to the parks. Consider purchasing an Annual Vehicle Permit for easy access to eight Oakland County Parks!​