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TPWD News Release — May 31, 2013

2013 State Parks Photo Contest Closes, Winners Announced

AUSTIN, Texas- Three winning images have been selected as the best of more than 1,600 entries from over 600 photographers in the Texas Parks and Wildlife 2013 State Parks Photo Contest.

The winners are:

“We were blown away by the quality of the photos, It was really hard narrowing it down to just three winners,” said Chase Fountain, a photographer for Texas Parks and Wildlife and one of the judges. “Ultimately what we were looking for were pictures that captured magic moments at Texas state parks.”

The contest ran from March 1- April 30 on TPWD’s Flickr page and the winners, as well as the winning photos, were chosen in May from a gallery of finalists photos based on composition, creativity, and overall impression.

The winners were notified last week and will be accepting the following prizes:

To view the winning photos as well as honorable mentions, visit