Picture-Perfect Sleeping Bear

An Album of Shared Memories Celebrating the National Lakeshore

We have traveled here, sometimes for generations, and created memories of family vacations, weddings, canoe trips, campfires, and hikes. Some of us had family homes and farms that are now part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

Photo submission period for Picture Perfect Sleeping Bear now Closed
Thank you to everyone who submitted photos for consideration for the Friends Picture Perfect Sleeping Bear Book. Over 1,1000 awesome photos were uploaded during the submission period. If your photo is selected for inclusion in the book, we plan to notify you by email around  May 1st. The book will be available for purchase this summer.

We’ve received a wide variety of great pictures that will form the basis of this crowd-sourced book. We have started going through them to create some story lines that will tie together the experiences of people in the Park. The hard part comes now. We received way more submissions than we will be able to use, and a multitude of beautiful beaches, dunes, sunsets, rainbows, and historic buildings.  The selection process is going to be a challenge. 

THANK YOU to everyone who submitted photos!








Sample mock-ups of the book pages are below. 

The deadline for consideration is March 1, 2021.

The book is planned to be hardcover, 128 pages, full-color, 11”x8.5”

The owners of photos selected for the book will get:

  • A caption accompanying the photo in the book listing the photograph owner’s name and his or her description of the photo.
  • An invitation to a kickoff event upon the book’s release when gatherings are approved; selected photos will be part of an event slide show.
  • Acknowledged support of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Park projects.

Submit your photos through our website submission file or via mail. We will return your photos after we make electronic copies.
Please download and fill out the Photo Submission Form and send it along with your photos.

Mail to:

Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes
PO Box 545
Empire, MI 49630

The Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is Protecting resources and heightening visitor experiences in partnership with Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. All proceeds from the book project will be used for Park projects.

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