The American Trails 2021 Costume Contest is Now Open!

It's time to show off your costume outdoors and enter the 4th annual American Trails Costume Contest! Enter by November 1st!

by Taylor Goodrich, Communication and Media Specialist, American Trails

How to Enter

In order to enter the American Trails Costume Contest, take a picture outdoors (preferably on a trail) in a costume. We love to see everyone dressed up, including you, your kids, your horses, your dogs, or all of the above! All entries must be received by November 1st. You are also allowed to enter multiple photos, so don't hesitate to enter more than once. You can enter your photos one of two ways:

1) Email your entry to [email protected]

2) Use this Jot Form to submit your entry online

Enter Now


  • 1st place: American Trails gift basket with a one year membership, Trail Boss mug, ChicoBags from ITS 2019, 2017 and 2015, and trail mix ($140 value)
  • 2nd place: American Trails one year membership, and a Trail Boss mug ($90 value)
  • 3rd place: Trail Boss mug ($15 value)

Previous Years Entries

Published October 2021

About the Author

Taylor Goodrich started with American Trails in January 2018 as Communication and Media Specialist. Taylor has worked with the National Recreation Trail (NRT) Ambassadors since the beginning of the program and has helped shape the program to where it is today. Taylor currently lives in Dallas, Texas, which is also where she grew up and where she attended the University of North Texas receiving her degree in History. While in college she started doing freelance work editing and writing, and also got into graphic design and discovered she loves the creativity and craft of digital arts. After college she traveled quite a bit, and lived in both the Pacific Northwest and in New Mexico, and while in both of those places took full advantage of what the outdoors had to offer. After moving back to Texas she started moving towards doing graphic design, social media, and communications work full time, and she has contracted with several companies from tech startups, to music festivals, to law firms, to grow their social media and digital communications presence. Taylor loves hiking and kayaking especially, and is glad to be working with an organization that fights for further accessibility and stewardship of our nation’s trails. She feels very lucky that in this position she will be able to use her professional skills and passion for something she is also very personally passionate about, and in helping to grow American Trails.

Contact: [email protected]

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