In honor of July being “National Parks and Recreation Month,” Knoxville Parks and Recreation is holding a social media campaign called “Selfie with a Statue.” A contest will be held July 1-31 and will award the user who posts the most “selfie” photos with outdoor public art pieces in Knoxville.
“We’re always looking for new ways to get people moving outside, and this contest is a great way for people to have fun while also appreciating our public art,” said Joe Walsh, Director of Knoxville Parks and Recreation.
The contest will include individuals or groups taking “selfies” of themselves and posting to the City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram pages. The individual who posts the most “Selfie with a Statue” photos will be declared the winner, receiving a gift basket from Mast General Store. For more information, please visit
“Selfie with a Statue” Rules

  • Contest will be held July 1-July 31
  • Contestants will post their “Selfie with a Statue” photos to the Knoxville Parks and Recreation Facebook (, Twitter ( or Instagram ( pages. Entries will be compiled in albums.
  • The person/group with the most “Selfie with a Statue” photos wins (only one pic per piece of artwork). If there is a tie for the top number of posted pics, we will have the contest committee choose the most creative collection of photos by one person/group.
  • Participants may include a person or a group, but the photos must be posted by the same social media user account.
  • It does not necessarily have to be a photo with a statue. It can be any public art in Knoxville (must be outdoors).
  • Artwork does not necessarily have to be in a park or on a greenway, but does have to be outdoors in Knoxville.
  •  Any inappropriate posts will be removed immediately.
  • Safety is always a priority for Knoxville Parks and Recreation, and selfie photos will only be accepted that have been taken in a safe manner.
  • Winner will receive a gift basket from the Mast General Store.
  • Posted pics should include the hashtags: #KnoxRocks and #KnoxParks.