May 17, 2013 at 2:05 PM ET
You really took our breath away and touched us this week with your excellent pictures capturing the spirit of AMERICANA. From shore to shore, field to flag, and all the inspiring and awesome places and smiles in-between, you showed what's great about these states united.
Next week's photo assignment: NATIONAL PARKS!
The U.S. government is sponsoring an amateur national parks photo competition where you could win $150,000. It's called "Share the experience" and is open to anyone who makes less than 20 percent of their income from photography. They're looking for photos of our national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, or any other public land. To enter, you can check out sharetheexperience.org. But to help you get excited for the contest and help you get your entries in order, we wanna see your national park pix here!
Scroll through the collection and vote for your favorite. When you're done, upload your own best NATIONAL PARKS work -- we may choose one of your photos for next week's spread!