In many cities, one in three residents lacks access to a park or natural area. And with America's open spaces disappearing at a rate of 6,000 acres a day, we're at risk of losing our most cherished outdoor escapes.

You can change that: help The Trust for Public Land as we work with communities nationwide to save the places people love—from neighborhood playgrounds to vast wilderness. Share your story and join the movement to protect #OurLand—now and for generations to come.

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#OurLand Terms and Conditions

By submitting your photo on either tpl.org/ourland or #OurLand, you indicate your full agreement to and acceptance of these rules, terms and conditions and the decisions of The Trust for Public Land (TPL), which are final and binding.

Eligibility: Open to all users at least 18 years old or older and users under 18 years of age with the consent of a parent or legal guardian.

How to submit: To submit your photo, go to tpl.org/ourland or tag your photo on your Instagram account using #OurLand.

Guidelines: All submissions must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • The photo must be your own or you have the owner’s authorization to upload the photo. To be safe, only upload photos that you took!
  • Must not include derogatory, hateful, malicious or otherwise inappropriate content or language. Email and other personally identifiable information will be used for the purpose of contacting you when your submission is denied, removed or if we need to contact you for further rights in using your submission. Your photo and first name may be publicly displayed on the tpl.org/ourland website
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Warranty: You represent and warrant that the photo submission is your original work, that your submission does not violate any agreement between you and a third party, and your photo and its submission shall not infringe upon or violate any law, agreement or other rights of any kind, of any third party, without limitation, rights affecting copyright, patent, trademark, unfair competition, contract, defamation, privacy or publicity.

License and Intellectual Property: The copyright in any submission shall remain the property of the entrant and, by submitting a photo, you grant TPL, and those authorized by TPL, a royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable and non-exclusive license to use, display, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works of the submissions, in whole or in part,and publicly display your submissions for promotion purposes in any media format or any media channel., TPL will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with the above.

Release and Limitation of Liability: By submitting a photo, you agree to release, discharge, and hold harmless TPL and its employees, officers, directors, and representatives from any claims, losses, and damages arising out of your submission. Conditions: TPL reserves the right to unpublish your submission or the entirety of the #OurLand gallery, or modify these rules at its discretion. TPL reserves the right to disallow entries that depict brand logos or other intellectual property, whether on signs or posters or in other forms, or that in its judgment are harmful to the public order, violate standards of decency or are contrary to the goals of gallery.

If you would like your submission removed at any time, please contact ourland@tpl.org, and TPL will make reasonable efforts to remove the submission.

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