The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service and Reserve America are pleased to announce the winners of the “We Share the Setting, You Share the ___” photo contest.

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service and Reserve America are pleased to announce the winners of the “We Share the Setting, You Share the ___” photo contest.

One winning photo was captured at T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph State Park and another at St. George Island State Park in Franklin County.

The third-place photo was taken in Bay County.

The winners:


Grand-Prize Winner: Claire Mitchell won a GoPro Hero 4 camera and a Family Annual Entrance Pass to Florida’s state parks. Her photo, "Monday Morning – We Must be Doing Something Right," was taken at Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park.
Second-Prize Winner: Stephanie McLeish won a Perception Access Kayak plus 12 day-passes to Florida’s state parks. Her photo, "Teamwork," was taken at T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park.
Third-Prize Winner: Jacob Miller has won a Yeti Roadie 20 Cooler plus six day-passes to Florida’s state parks. His photo, "Sunset Vibes," was taken at St. Andrews State Park.

"We received 6,297 submissions, all depicting an experience at a state park or trail," said Donald Forgione, director of the Florida Park Service. "Each picture shared how our visitors enjoy their favorite Florida state park. Congratulations to the winners and all who entered the contest.”

“We are incredibly pleased to sponsor this highly successful photo contest,” said Spencer Robertson, marketing head for ACTIVE Network’s Outdoors Division. “Tens of thousands of people have already experienced the beauty of Florida state parks through the images that were shared this year.”

ReserveAmerica is the largest provider of campsite reservations in North America, serving the Florida Park Service, the National Park Service and more than 30 states’ park systems. Florida State Parks has used ReserveAmerica for more than 11 years for reservation services.