Photo Contest 2023

Join us…in celebrating the memories made camping and RVing in Camp Cardinal’s inaugural photo contest!

We believe compelling photos celebrate moments in time, places we visit, this life we live…the story of our experiences together! 

And we want YOUR HELP in telling the story of Camp Cardinal (and will reward you for it)!

We’re doing that through our first ever Photo Contest – which includes cash prizes up to $1,000!

Here’s how it works!


We want to showcase the life of a camper and RVer.

Think photos of your trip to Camp Cardinal (we know the drive in can be as full of excitement as an afternoon at the waterpark).

Activities at Camp Cardinal.

Nature shots at Camp Cardinal (the sunrise over the Severn River is unmatched).

Special moments at Camp Cardinal.

The more creative the better!


The Camp Cardinal Photo Contest begins at 12 am EST on May 29, 2023, and ends at 11:59 pm EST on November 30, 2023 (the “Entry Period”). Entries submitted before or after the Entry Period will not be eligible. Camp Cardinal’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Photo Contest.


Submit your photos of your journey to Camp Cardinal and your experiences at Camp Cardinal.

All Camp Cardinal photos must be submitted in two ways:

  1. Submit online via the following form.
  2. Share on Instagram or Facebook account. Include the hashtag #campcardinalrv and tag us on Instagram @campcardinalrv and/or on Facebook at @CampCardinalRV.

Entrants may enter an unlimited number of photos.

Sponsor reserves the right to reject any additional entries or entries that do not comply with these Official Rules. By entering, each entrant indicates his or her unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of, these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding. An entrant cannot win a prize unless the entrant complies with all requirements in these Official Rules.

By submitting a photo, Entrants give the Sponsor the rights to use the images.


Judging will be conducted by a panel of five (5) members, including members of our community in Gloucester, Virginia and professional photographers.

Camp Cardinal photos will be judged by the Panel on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall story.

We have enlisted members of our local community to help us determine the content winners. 

The Panel will evaluate all valid entries and winners will be selected within each category by the Panel as a whole.

All judging decisions are final. Please do not contact Camp Cardinal about the status of entries or judging.


All winners will be announced through Instagram and Facebook and on our website at on or about December 1, 2023.

Camp Cardinal will notify the winners through their social media accounts.


All award winners will receive mention on Camp Cardinal’s digital presences.

Three (3) Winners will receive cash prizes.

We want to reward our creative campers with an opportunity to win cash prizes for sharing their Camp Cardinal story.

1st Place


2nd Place


3rd Place


Honorable Mention

Full week stay (you pick the way to stay!) in 2024