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Annual Forest Preserves Photo Contest
We’re looking for your very best photos of Forest Preserves of Cook County landscapes, close-ups of plants, insects, birds and other wildlife, images that highlight the seasons and shots of people enjoying the outdoors or participating in our recreational offerings.
Winning photos are featured in our annual wall calendar and on our social media accounts. Winning photographers will receive 10 copies of the calendar as well as a Forest Preserves prize package.
Contest Prize & TERMS
1 calendar cover photo
12 featured month photos
1 Brookfield Zoo photo
1 Chicago Botanic Garden photo
The panel will also select up to 24 runner-up photos that may be featured in the Forest Way newsletter, on Forest Preserves social media accounts, and on the Forest Preserves website. Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.
COPYRIGHT: Photographers retain all rights to photo entries. USAGE RIGHTS: By submitting photos for contest entry, the Forest Preserves of Cook County is automatically granted a royalty-free, nonexclusive, world-wide, irrevocable right, in perpetuity, to:
Publish, distribute, and otherwise use the submitted photos in any way, in whole or in part, in any format or media, now existing or later developed, for any lawful purpose, including without limitation, using the submitted photo in its annual wall calendar, on its website, in connection with the photo contest, in connection with general marketing and promotional activities, and on its social media pages.
As conditions of this permission, the Forest Preserves of Cook County shall credit all photos with the name of the photographer.
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