On Dec. 1 Governor Susana Martinez announced the winners of the Find Your New Mexico True Park video contest, which she established to help encourage more New Mexicans to explore their state over the summer.
“New Mexicans are proud of the variety and beauty of our parks, and those who chose to participate in the contest all contributed to sharing what it means to be New Mexico True,” said Governor Martinez. “Our winners represent the best that New Mexico has to offer in adventures steeped in culture.”
New Mexico State Parks
First Place: Thiago Silva, Kite Snowboarding at Eagle Nest Lake
Second Place: Phillip and Janelle Johnson, Santa Rosa Lake
Third Place: Thiago Silva, Kai Visits Veterans Memorial and Surroundings
New Mexico Historic Sites
First Place: Thiago Silva, Kai Visits Fort Selden
Second Place: Lee Christiansen, Lincoln Historic Site
Third Place: Laura Dulin, Jemez Historic Site
National Park Service
First Place: Natalie Chaparro, A Day at White Sands
Second Place: Eddie Carr, Abiquiu Lake
Third Place: Thiago Silva, Kai Visits Gila Cliff Dwellings
Members of the public selected finalists in each category, and top three in each were then selected by a voting committee. Prizes include camping and outdoor equipment, GoPro cameras, overnight stays at locations throughout the state, kayak rentals, cultural passes from the Department of Cultural Affairs, annual camping and day-use passes from New Mexico State Parks and more. To view a list of prizes, the winning videos and all contest submissions, please visit newmexico.org/nmtruepark.