Area photographers are invited to submit their favorite photos of the South Cumberland State Park (SCSP) to the 2018 Picture the Park Photo Contest.

The event is sponsored by the Friends of the South Cumberland and coordinated by SCSP Ranger Jessie McNeel. Prizes will be offered in a number of categories, including scenic vistas, moving water, wildflowers, birds and many more.

According to McNeel, all photos taken in the park are eligible – even favorites taken years ago. Photographers may also enter in more than one category. The photos will be featured on social media, in printed material and on physical products that may be offered in exchange for donations to the Friends group, or on products that are sold in order to raise money for park projects.

To learn how to enter or for more details on photography requirements, visit The contest runs through noon on Nov. 1.

South Cumberland State Park is located within four Tennessee counties: Grundy, Franklin, Marion and Sequatchie. The park is composed of approximately 31,000 acres in nine separate areas and boasts some of the best hiking, climbing and backcountry camping in the region. Keep up-to-date on activities at the South Cumberland State Park, Tennessee’s largest, on the web at; on Facebook at Friends of South Cumberland; on Snapchat at FriendsOfSC; on Twitter @FriendsSCtweet; on Instagram at FriendsofSouthCumberland; and on YouTube at FriendsofSouthCumberlandStatePark.

Learn about ranger-led hikes at the park by visiting