Planning to visit a New Mexico park or historic site this summer?
Due October 31st, 2015 - Summer is a perfect time to visit and experience a State Park, State Historic Site or a National Park or Monument. The New Mexico Tourism Department, New Mexico State Parks and Department of Cultural Affairs want to make it a lot more fun and rewarding. Find Your New Mexico True Park or Monument, record a video of your True experience while visiting, and then upload it and you could win some fabulous prizes!
The video should show how your experience is uniquely New Mexican - How it is an authentic experience that can happen nowhere else. What makes it a New Mexico True experience? Is it New Mexico True because you and your family have camped at this park since you were little? It can be the cultural experience at a State or National Monument that you cannot find anywhere else. It can be the sunsets, hiking trails or a simple picnic at any one of 59 parks and sites to choose from. It’s your experience and your New Mexico True story. Capture it on video and share it with friends and the world!
* The video must be recorded in a New Mexico State Park, New Mexico Historic Site, or a New Mexico National Park or National Monument.
* The video cannot be more than two minutes long.
* The video must emphasize what makes that park, site or monument True to you.
Click the link below for Official Rules and more details.
Best New Mexico True State Park Video
1. First Place: A two night stay in a condo at Angel Fire Resort for up to four people, and a pair of binoculars provided by Los Amigos de Cerrillos Hills State Park. ARV $550
2. Second Place: An annual camping pass to all 35 New Mexico State Parks provided by the New Mexico State Parks. ARV $220
3. Third Place: Oakley backpack and sunglasses provided by The Gildan New Mexico Bowl. ARV $300
Best New Mexico True National Parks and Monuments Video
1. First Place: Christmas on the Pecos Experience Package provided by the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce. ARV $350. The package includes:
* One night stay at the Marriott Town Place Suites for four
* Four tickets to Carlsbad National Park
* Four tickets to Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park
* Four tickets to Christmas on the Pecos
* Lunch for four at the Trinity Hotel and Restaurant
2. Second Place: One night stay at The Lodge at Cloudcroft with 18 holes of golf provided by the Lodge at Cloudcroft. ARV $260
3. Third Place: REI Traverse 30 Backpack provided by Friends of the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park.
Best New Mexico True State Historical Site Video
1. First Place: GoPro HERO provided by the Friends of Ute Lake State Park. ARV $129
2. Second Place: $250 gift certificate for one night stay at a Heritage Hotels Property provided by Heritage Hotels.
3. Third Place: Two Sandia Peak Tramway passes provided by Sandia Peak Tramway. ARV $80
The following prizes will be awarded, by random drawing, to any legal entry into the Find Your New Mexico True Park Contest:
* One $100.00 gift certificate at The Spanish Stirrup Rock Shop. Located 2 miles west of Rockhound State Park near Deming
* One $50.00 gift certificate to Chachi’s in Dona Ana provided by Leasburg Dam State Park Friends Group.
* One $50.00 gift certificate to Lorenzo’s in Las Cruces provided by Leasburg Dam State Park Friends Group.
* 30 free kayak rentals from Zia Kayak at Elephant Butte State Park.
* Five America the Beautiful Annual Passes from the National Park Service
* Two Annual Passes to Bandelier National Monument
* 30 Culture Passes providing free admission the all Department of Cultural Affairs Museums and Monuments.
* Five annual day passes to all 35 New Mexico State Parks. From September 2015 – September 2016.
* Beautiful pottery from Friends of Living Desert State Park.
Open to US resients, 18 and older.
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