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  July Finalist Named in 'Preserve the Moment' Photo Contest
  Posted: 8/4/2016
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The competition was stiff, but Alan Keahey's incredible photo of a blue heron strutting its stuff at Whalon Lake stood out among nearly 150 entries and has been picked as the July finalist in the Forest Preserve District of Will County's Preserve the Moment photo contest.

As the July finalist as picked by the District's panel of judges, Keahey's photo will be entered in the final round of judging after the contest ends on Dec. 31. The overall winners — first, second and third place — will be determined through online judging by members of the public.

A number of other photos definitely caught the eyes of the judges and are worthy of an honorable mention.

They include Anthony Silvestri's clear-winged hummingbird moth at Hickory Creek Preserve, Robert Soto's frog at Isle a la Cache, Joy Finchum's butterfly at Lockport Prairie Nature Preserve and Chuck Medrano's frog at Hickory Creek Preserve.

The July entries can be seen on Flickr.

The first-place winner will receive a wireless HP color printer, the second-place winner will receive a messenger-style bag with a padded laptop sleeve, and the third place winner will receive a fleece blanket.

Each participant will receive a gift for entering the contest, and the photo submissions will be shared online on the District’s website and may be used in other District marketing efforts. Submitted photos must be taken by amateur photographers in Forest Preserve District of Will County locations during the time period specified.

So grab your camera and start snapping pictures, but remember to upload your best photos monthly to be in the running for final contest judging and prizes. Participants are limited to entering no more than five photos per month.

All photos should be submitted using our online submission form and must adhere to all contest rules.

Photo courtesy of Alan Keahey
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