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Aspira Announces the Winners of the America’s State Parks 2019 Photo Contest

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Together with the National Association of State Park Directors (NASPD), Aspira™ is proud to announce the winners of the America’s State Parks 2019 Photo Contest. The contest panel of judges was inspired by the almost 9,000 images submitted over a two month period, representing five categories – Scenic & Seasons, Camping, Activities, Wildlife, and Friends & Family. The images fulfilled the mission of promoting the state park system by showcasing the diversity and beauty inherent in America’s State Parks.

“NASPD is proud to provide the American outdoor community a forum to share their outdoor experiences that reflect the real-life moments and diversity of experiences in our parks,” said Lewis Ledford, Executive Director at National Association of State Park Directors. “We appreciate all who participated and congratulate the winners for their inspiring photos.”

The grand prize including a $2,500 RV rental by Outdoorsy has been awarded to Rustica Carlos. “We’re excited to hear that the grand prize winner of this year’s contest features Memaloose State Park,” said Jason Resch, Communication Division Manager at Oregon State Parks. “Special thanks to Rustica for entering her photo of the balsamroot bloom in spring highlighting the beauty of Oregon State Parks. Congratulations!”

“Aspira is proud to have sponsored and powered the photo contest for the third year in a row,” said Mark Trivette, Chief Executive Officer at Aspira. “The contest helped to highlight how much we appreciate everything that our State Parks do for our communities to unite them and inspire individuals to create lasting memories at our state lands.”

Outdoor enthusiasts and shutterbugs alike are encouraged to view all six winners and their stories here.


The National Association of State Park Directors (NASPD) is devoted to helping state park systems effectively manage and administer their state park system. The mission of the Association is to promote and advance the state park systems of America for their own significance, as well as for their important contributions to the nation’s environment, heritage, health, and economy. For more information, visit

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Aspira is the leading provider of systems and services that enable management of outdoor recreation resources. Our comprehensive suite of reservation and licensing technology and service solutions, including, are used by government and private entities across North America to enable consumers to research and reserve their next outdoor adventure, whether that be an overnight stay at a campground or obtaining a fishing or hunting permit or license. Aspira is headquartered in Dallas, TX with eight offices worldwide. For more information, visit

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