Bandelier searches for art for new annual pass


BANDELIER NATIONAL MONUMENT, N.M. (AP) -- Bandelier National Monument is calling on photographers and artists from around the country to submit work for display on the park's 2013 annual pass.

The park will be accepting submissions through April 4.

Park Superintendent Jason Lott says if Bandelier has inspired someone's creative side, this is a chance to show off.

The winner and two runners-up will receive free entry to all the National Parks for one year. The winner will also receive a personal tour of Bandelier.

The winning entries will be announced April 27.

Bandelier sells hundreds of annual passes each year. Proceeds from the passes help fund special projects and programs at the park.

Bandelier showcases a collection of prehistoric Native American archaeological sites and a historic visitor center at the bottom of Frijoles Canyon.