Preserve the Moment Contest

submission form

Grab your camera and participate in this year's photo contest! Upload your best photos monthly to be in the running for final contest judging and prizes. Find some inspiration in our Flickr photo gallery.

Photos entered will be published on this website and on our Flickr Profile, and may be featured in our print publications and other social media. MasterCard gift cards will be awarded for the top three finishers in the overall contest in these amounts: first place, $500; second place, $250; third place $150. And monthly winners will receive $75 gift cards. At the conclusion of the contest, three random drawings also will be held for all contest participants. The three winners will receive $75 gift cards. Only those participants who have not won a prize in the 2022 contest will be eligible for the drawing. Finally, every entrant will receive a participation gift.

Review the contest rules, make sure your photo was taken in a Will County forest preserve or on a District trail, and fill out the form below by December 31, 2022, to enter!

Participants are encouraged to submit their photos as they are taken, and are limited to submitting five photos per month. 

As a reminder, photos must be taken in a Will County forest preserve or on a District trail and the specific location must be included with each photo submission. Photos taken elsewhere (state parks, your backyard, local park districts, etc.) will automatically be disqualified. Photos taken prior to May 1 also will automatically be disqualified. Photos with watermarks, dates and signatures will automatically be disqualified.

You will be redirected to a thank you page when the photos have been accepted by our system.

I understand that by submitting my entry into the Forest Preserve District of Will County's "Preserve the Moment" Photo Contest, I agree to the contest rules, state that I am 18 years of age or older, and certify that I have the right to distribute this photo. For a photo in which a person is recognizable, I agree that I have permission to distribute this photo from the subject or, in the case of a minor, the subject's parent or guardian, and will provide written permission to the Forest Preserve District upon request. I also give permission for the Forest Preserve District of Will County to publish this photo at its discretion.

Participants are encouraged to submit their photos as they are taken, and are limited to submitting five photos per month.