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Stay-At-Home Backyard Nature Photo Contest Submission Form

Grab your camera and participate in the Stay-At-Home Backyard Nature Photo Contest! Upload your best photos to be in the running for final contest judging and prizes. 

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, $100; second place, $50; third place $25. 

Review the contest rules, make sure your photo was taken in your yard or neighborhood during the statewide stay-at-home mandate, and fill out the form below by Thursday, April 30 to enter!

Participants limited to submitting five photos for this contest. 

Photos with watermarks, dates and signatures will automatically be disqualified.

Photos must be 4MB or less or they will be rejected by the server.


*** Note: All information fields are required. Failure to fill in any of the fields will prevent the submission from going through and will require the images to be attached again. 

Additionally, if you change your selection for the number of photos you're attaching after you start attaching photos, all photos will need to be attached again.

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

Number of Photos you will submit: 

Maximum of five photos allowed. Note: Updating this after submitting photos will require you to re-upload your images.
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I understand that by submitting my entry into the Forest Preserve District of Will County's "Stay-At-Home Backyard 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.

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