Take only photos. Leave only footprints. Win great Canon photo gear and a national park adventure!

No matter where you head this summer, be sure to take lots of photos, and enter your best national park photographs into the fifth annual Canon Photography In The Parks Photo Contest. The contest, open until September 30th, invites photography enthusiasts to enter by submitting their “Inspirational Nature Images”–the theme for this year’s contest. Photos taken at any park or monument in America can be entered through the Canon Digital Learning Center.

Canon will have two contest divisions--one for photographers between the ages of 13 and 17, and a separate division for adults ages 18 and older. This will enhance the contest experience by allowing aspiring teen photographers to compete amongst their peers.

After entering their photos through the Canon Digital Learning Center, potential contest winners will have the opportunity to forward an e-postcard of their submitted images to friends and family as a fun way to share their photographs.

Winning photographers from the Photography in the Parks Photo Contest will receive some of Canon’s hottest photographic equipment and a chance to win a national park adventure for two. Click here to submit your photos today!

After you submit your photos, check out the Canon Digital Learning Center to take advantage of the various educational resources that Canon has to offer for novices and advanced photographers alike. The Canon Digital Learning Center is a great resource for beginners and professionals alike both of whom can benefit from the sites online tutorials, Explorer of Light tips and a host other tools. Spend a little time on the site and you'll quickly be able to unlock your  creative potential taking digital photos.