ARIZONA STATE PARKS
Managing and conserving Arizona's natural, cultural and recreational
resources for the benefit of the people, both in our Parks and
through our Partnerships.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen
Bilbrey at (602) 542-1996 or (602) 228-8518,
or Monica Enriquez at
CALL FOR ENTRIES: Arizona State Committee On Trails PHOTO
CONTEST: Best Photos of Trails in Arizona
(Phoenix, Arizona - June 6, 2006) - Trails in Arizona are as varied
as the topography. Please share your unique vision of Arizona's
trails by entering the Arizona State Committee on Trails (ASCOT)
Photo Contest. The contest will celebrate the beauty of Arizona and
the varied experiences of trails and trail users!
Guidelines to submit photos to the contest:
All photographs must be taken in Arizona after January 1, 2000.
All entries must be accompanied by a photo release form (download at
All entries must be postmarked by July 15, 2006, and sent to:
Arizona State Parks
1300 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Attn: ASCOT Photo Contest
Or e-mailed to:
Prizes will be awarded for the best photos of trails in Arizona and
include an Arizona State Parks annual pass and Trails Guides. A
panel of judges of ASCOT members and an artistic professional will
choose contest winners.
Print photographs must be 4 inches by 6 inches and may be either
color or black and white.
(Arizona State Parks requests that all contest participants
retain their photo negatives, as winners may be asked to send their
negatives to Arizona State Parks for reproduction.) Submitted photos
will not be returned.
For more information about the contest visit the Arizona State Parks
The Arizona State Committee on Trails is a 25-member advisory
committee to the Arizona State Parks Board. ASCOT is an active group
that has a long history in Arizona and has benefited Arizona's
trails through numerous achievements.
ASCOT began in January of 1972 as the Arizona State Hiking and
Riding Trails Committee consisting mainly of equestrians and
primarily focusing on Arizona's first long distance urban trail, Sun
Circle Trail, and Arizona's first long distance rural trail, the
Black Canyon Trail.
ASCOT has evolved over the years as trail needs changed and new
user groups emerged. In 1992, it was renamed Arizona State Committee
on Trails (ASCOT) to recognize the mountain bikers, hikers,
equestrians and water trail users.
The Committee is comprised of agency representatives, diversified
user groups and members of the general public. ASCOT hosts trail
conferences, produces educational materials, oversees the Arizona
State Trails System and more. For more information on ASCOT visit
For information about Arizona State Parks call (602) 542-4174
(outside of the Phoenix metro area call toll-free (800) 285-3703) or
visit the website at