Waco, TX – According to the state officials, the year-long contest, part of Texas Parks and Wildlife’s festivities celebrating 100 years of Texas State Parks, elicited more than 6,000 entries.
A panel of judges chose four seasonal winners and runners-up, which were then entered into a public vote to select the grand prize winner.
Sam Holm of North Texas said his family is thrilled to have taken the winning photo, which captures a new family tradition.
Holm, his wife and two daughters are avid state park fans and feel “big-time blessed” to have so many natural spaces to enjoy.
Now they’ll get to supercharge their state park vacations with their grand prize award: a Texas State Parks Pass, a $500 gift card from H-E-B donated by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation and a VIP curated experience in a Texas state park.