Forest Preserves of Cook County annual photo contest now open

  • Forest Preserves of Cook County is seeking submissions for its 2021 photo contest. These images are examples of past winners. Counterclockwise: Prairie trillium by Maria Sacha, Busse Woods, May 2020; Juvenile black-crowned night heron by Janet Haugen, Skokie Lagoons, September 2020; Fiery skipper butterfly by Tarah Leigh, Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center, September 2020; Busse Woods by Maria Sacha, November 2018.

    Forest Preserves of Cook County is seeking submissions for its 2021 photo contest. These images are examples of past winners. Counterclockwise: Prairie trillium by Maria Sacha, Busse Woods, May 2020; Juvenile black-crowned night heron by Janet Haugen, Skokie Lagoons, September 2020; Fiery skipper butterfly by Tarah Leigh, Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center, September 2020; Busse Woods by Maria Sacha, November 2018. Courtesy of Forest Preserves of Cook County

 
 
Posted9/2/2021 10:20 AM

The Forest Preserves of Cook County is accepting entries for the 2021 photo contest and is looking for the very best photos of Forest Preserves landscapes; close-ups of plants, insects, birds and other wildlife; pictures that highlight the seasons; and shots of people enjoying the outdoors or participating in recreational offerings.

Thirteen winning photos will be featured in the 2022 Forest Preserves of Cook County Calendar and Forest Preserves social media accounts. Winning photographers will also receive 10 copies of the calendar, as well as a Forest Preserves prize package.

 

Twenty-four additional photos will be selected as runners-up, and may be featured in the Forest Way newsletter, on Forest Preserves social media accounts, and on the Forest Preserves website.

Photos eligible for the 2021 photo contest must be submitted via email to fpdcc.info@cookcountyil.gov between Sept. 1-15, 2021. There is a submission limit of five (5) entries or photos per person and all photos must meet requirements.

For information on the photo contest, including the official rules and requirements for photo format, visit fpdcc.com/photo-contest.

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