• MEET MEME IN THE PARK (Ages 12-18)

    It’s time for more young people to discover their parks. So if you’re a 12- to 18-year-old living in Geauga County, earning a $15 VISA gift card this summer will be as easy as creating a meme with a picture you took in a Geauga Park District park. That’s right — everybody’s a winner! Plus, all qualified participants will be entered to win one of five Apple airpods!

    IMPORTANT: IF YOU SUBMITTED YOUR ENTRY BEFORE JULY 1 but did not receive confirmation that it was successfully received, please resend it as soon as possible to geaugaparkdistrict@gmail.com, as we have been unable to receive emails sent to our regular email addresses. Thank you.

    You can click here for the official rules, but here are the main things to know before you make your meme.

    WHO: Geauga County residents ages 12-18

    WHAT: A meme creation promotion, where every participant gets a $15 VISA gift card and the five best memes win Apple airpods! All prizes will be distributed during exclusive events including free pizza and soda from 11 AM to 2 PM on Saturday, August 7, at Headwaters Park’s Boathouse, and Saturday, August 14, at The West Woods’ Turkey Ridge Shelter.

    WHEN: Now through July 27 at 11:59 PM

    WHERE: Your Geauga Park District (get a complete list of parks you can visit to take your meme picture by clicking Parks above)

    1) Create an original meme utilizing a photo they took within a Geauga Park District park.
    Rules: Photos used in entered memes must be original, captured by YOU within a Geauga Park District park, and feature content unaltered by photo editing software. However, basic editing to add meme text or improve the quality of a photo is permitted. Content may include, but is not limited to, landscapes, people, wildlife, trails, facilities, natural discoveries and/or scheduled or unscheduled activities. Pictured individuals must grant consent to be featured in your meme. And all memes must be rated PG – keep them inspirational, informative or funny, not crude or rude – and original, not plagiarized or otherwise sourced, unless attribution is given for a quote.

    2) Share your original meme on social media (ie. Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook or Twitter) with both #geaugaparkdistrict and the name of the park visited in the photo, i.e. #thewestwoods or #waltercbestwildlifepreserve.

    3) Email a screenshot of your meme being shared on social media, as well as the file of the meme itself, to geaugaparkdistrict@gmail.com with Subject line “MEET MEME IN THE PARK” and the following information: name, age, address (to verify residency only), phone number, email address, and the name of the Geauga Park District park where the photo was taken.

    Have Fun…and Good Luck!