As the temperatures dip, the competition is heating up in the District's Preserve the Moment photo contest, and you only have two more chances to throw your hat in the ring and cash in by either being a monthly finalist or winning it all.
With leaves falling off the trees, it's getting much easier to see all critters both large and small, providing endless opportunities for framing the perfect shot. Just be sure to get your entries in by 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, November 30.
So far this year's monthly contest finalists are:
Each monthly finalist — as voted on by a panel of judges — receives a $75 MasterCard gift card and advances into a final round of judging once the contest concludes on December 31.
All eight monthly finalists will compete for the top three overall contest spots as determined by a public vote on the District’s Facebook page, with the first-place winner receiving a $500 gift card; second place, $250; and third place, $150.
Three random drawings also will be held for all contest participants, and those three winners will each receive a $75 MasterCard gift card. All who enter will receive a participation gift.
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Participants may enter up to five digital photos per month. All photos must be uploaded via the District’s contest upload page. Be sure to fill out all of the required categories, including the date and location the photo was taken.
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Photos must be taken by amateur photographers age 18 or older, and they must be snapped in a Will County forest preserve during the contest period, which began May 1. For instance, pictures taken at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, which is owned by the U.S. Forest Service, and Pilcher Park, which is a City of Joliet park, will not qualify for the contest.
For a list of all Forest Preserve locations, check out the District's preserve page, and be sure to read the contest rules before entering. Entries not adhering to the rules will automatically be disqualified.
The Preserve the Moment photo contest is sponsored by The Nature Foundation of Will County.
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