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B.A.R.K. Ranger Photo Contest

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Sponsored by Purina
Submissions accepted: March 20 – April 21
Voting takes place: April 14 – 21

Gateway Arch National Park

B.A.R.K. Ranger Photo Contest

Gather your furry friends and participate in our B.A.R.K. Ranger Photo Contest sponsored by Purina!

To enter, come down to the Arch grounds and snap a photo of your dog in front of the Gateway Arch or the Old Courthouse. Photo submissions may be sent to until Friday, April 21, and voting will take place on our Facebook page after submissions close. 

B.A.R.K. Ranger is a National Park Service program that encourages pets and their humans to get out into national parks (responsibly and safely) across the country. The Foundation supports the program with special events, activities and giveaways throughout the year.

B.A.R.K. Superintendent Induction Ceremony | 12 p.m., Sunday, April 30

The winner must be available to participate in a brief ceremony on Sunday, April 30, to be inducted as the next B.A.R.K. Superintendent by the National Park Service, Gateway Arch Park Foundation and Purina teams.

The winner will then get to lead a dog walk through the park as part of the park's B.A.R.K. Ranger Day during National Park Week.

Official Photo Contest Rules

Photo Requirements

Photos are subject to approval and must meet the following criteria:

•    Must include a dog or dogs
•    Must not include any people
•    Must include the Gateway Arch or Old Courthouse
•    Limit 2 animal entrants per household. 


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