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National Park Foundation Announces The 2012 "Share The Experience" Photo Contest Winners

WASHINGTON, May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, and Active Network (NYSE: ACTV) are proud to announce the winners of the 2012 Share the Experience photo contest. This annual contest encourages amateur photographers to explore the nation's federal lands and share their experiences by capturing and submitting their favorite shots.  The winning picture will be featured on the 2014 Federal Recreational Lands Pass.

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This year, Katherine Hawkins of Hyde Park, N.Y., received the grand prize for her photo from Bridger Teton National Forest. In addition to her photo being featured on the 2014 Federal Recreational Lands Pass, Ms. Hawkins will receive $15,000 and a Federal Recreational Lands Pass.

Second place went to Sue Cullumber of Chandler, Ariz., for her photo of Salt River at the Phon D Sutton Recreation Site in the Tonto National Forest. Third place went to Adam Jewell of Conshohocken, Pa., for his photo of Isle Royale National Park.

This year's " Fan Favorite" photo recipients were Charlie Choc of Marietta, Ga., and Laura Geier of Santa Barbara, Calif.  Honorable mentions were awarded to: John Odle of Boise, Idaho, Cassandra Crowley of Big Water, Utah, Don Tackett of Folsom, Calif., Steve Perry of Sylvania, Ohio, and Carl TerHaar of Caderville, Mich.

In total, 26,160 photos were submitted over the course of the contest, which ran from June 28, 2012 to December 31, 2012. A complete list of 2012 winners and their photos are available here.

Share the Experience is the official photo contest of America's national parks and federal recreation lands. 2012's contest was sponsored by the  National Park Foundation, and Active Network (NYSE: ACTV), in partnership with the  National Park Service, the  Bureau of Land Management, the  Bureau of Reclamation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service , the  U.S. Forest Service, and official media partner Destination America. The contest entries showcase the more than 500 million acres of federal lands and draws entries from all across the United States.

The 2013 Share the Experience photo contest is now accepting entries through December 31. Brought to you by the National Park Foundation, Active Network and Air Wick, this year's prizes include cash, Air Wick Limited Edition National Park Collection scents, Columbia Sportswear backpacks and hotel packages courtesy of Historic Hotels of America.  For a full listing of prizing and rules, or to submit a photo, please visit www.sharetheexperience.org.

Find out more about how to support the work of the National Park Foundation at www.nationalparks.org.

About the National Park Foundation You are the owner of 84 million acres of the world's most treasured memorials, landscapes, ecosystems, and historic sites -- all protected in America's more than 400 national parks.  Chartered by Congress, the National Park Foundation is the official charity of America's national parks.  We work hand in hand with the National Park Service to connect you and all Americans to the parks, and to make sure that they are preserved for the generations who will follow.  Join us in supporting your national parks -- this is your land.  www.nationalparks.org.

Join us – This is Your Land. www.nationalparks.org FACEBOOK http://www.facebook.com/nationalpark TWITTER http://twitter.com/goparks

About Active Network Active Network (NYSE: ACTV) is on a mission to make the world a more active place. With deep expertise in activity and participant managementâ„¢, our ActiveWorks® cloud technology helps organizers transform and grow their businesses. We do this through technology solutions that power the world's activities and through online destinations such as Active.com® that connect people with the things they love to do. Serving over 50,000 global business customers and driving over 80 million transactions annually, we help organizers get participants, manage their events and build communities. Active Network is headquartered in San Diego, California and has over 30 offices worldwide. Learn more at  ActiveNetwork.com or  Active.com and engage with us on Twitter @ActiveNetwork@Active and on  Facebook.

About Reckitt Benckiser (RB)Reckitt Benckiser (RB) is a global consumer goods leader in health, hygiene and home. With a purpose of delivering innovative solutions for healthier lives and happier homes, RB is in the top 25 of companies listed on the London Stock Exchange. Today it is the global No 1 or No 2 in the majority of its fast-growing categories, driven by an exceptional rate of innovation. Its health, hygiene and home portfolio is led by 19 global Powerbrands including Nurofen, Strepsils Gaviscon, Mucinex, Durex, Scholl, Lysol, Dettol, Clearasil, Veet, Harpic, Bang, Mortein, Finish, Vanish, Woolite, Calgon, Air Wick, and French's. RB has close to half of its revenues coming from it 2 emerging market Areas and just over half from its developed market Area.

RB people and its culture are at the heart of the company's success. They have an intense drive for achievement and a desire to outperform wherever they focus, including in sustainability where the company has reduced its carbon footprint by 20% in 5 years and is now targeting to deliver a 1/3 reduction in water impact, 1/3 further reduction in carbon and to have 1/3 of its net revenue coming from more sustainable products by 2020. RB has been recognised as a sustainability leader in the CDP Global 500 Carbon Performance Leadership Index and received a 2013 Sector Mover Sustainability Award in the 10th Sustainability Yearbook. It is also the Save the Children charity's largest FMCG global partner.  The company has operations in over 60 countries, with headquarters in the UK, Singapore, Dubai and Amsterdam, and sales in almost 200 countries. The company employs approximately 38,000 people worldwide.For more information visit www.rb.com To learn more about Air Wick, please visit airwick.us.

About Destination America Destination America is the only network to celebrate the people, places, and stories of the United States. The inclusive network targeting Adults 25-54 is available in 60 million homes, emblazoning television screens with the grit and tenacity, honesty and work ethic, humor and adventurousness that characterize our nation. Destination America features travel, food, adventure, home, and natural history, with original series like  BBQ Pitmasters, United States of Bacon, A Haunting, Epic, and Buying Alaska . For more information, please visit DestinationAmerica.com, facebook.com/DestinationAmerica, or twitter.com/DestAmerica. Destination America is part of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world's #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.8 billion cumulative subscribers in 218 countries and territories.

Media Contact: Marjorie Hall, 202.354.6480, mhall@nationalparks.org

SOURCE National Park Foundation

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