The Land Conservancy of McHenry County hosts nature photo contest for amateur photographers
The Land Conservancy of McHenry County invites amateur photographers who enjoy nature and are looking for a challenge to enter its 2023 Amateur Photo Contest, which is held in conjunction with its annual Art of the Land fundraiser in November.
For $10, photographers can enter the contest and have a chance to have their photos included in a public show and possibly win a cash award.
First-, second- and third-place awards will be given in the amounts of $100, $75 and $50, with honorable mentions receiving $25.
Photographers will be assigned to take pictures of one of TLC's many public or privately owned conservation easements or Conservation@Home properties throughout McHenry County.
Entrants have from now until early October to visit the site and photograph its plants, animals, insects or inspiring scenic views.
Images selected will be shown during the 2023 Art of the Land art show and fundraiser.
Photos will also be posted on the Land Conservancy of McHenry County's website and may be used in publications and social media to highlight the beauty of the land in McHenry County.
The deadline for entries is 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15.
Entrants do not need to be a McHenry County resident to compete.
The Land Conservancy of McHenry County considers an amateur photographer to be one earning less than a maximum of $2,000 annually from photographic work. For full contest rules and application visit conservemc.org/photo-contest.
The Land Conservancy of McHenry County is a member-based private nonprofit dedicated to preserving natural, scenic and agricultural land.