Photo Contest

Illinois Department of Natural Resources is accepting entries for its photo contest, which is open to all Illinois residents. Entries for the “Give us your best shot” contest are due by 5 p.m. Aug. 7, 2009. All winning images will be published in the February 2010 issue of OutdoorIllinois–the sixth annual photographic issue. Among the items the “Best of Show” winner will receive are a weekday, one-night lodging and breakfast for two package for Rend Lake Resort and Lodge. two tickets to the 2009 Illinois Outdoor Hall of Fame banquet, where the recipient will be honored and the winning photograph displayed, and on behalf of INPC, a one-year family membership to The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago. First-, second- and third-place winners will receive three-year, two-year and one-year subscriptions, respectively, to OutdoorIllinois and the opportunity to have their winning photos published in the February 2010 issue.
Categories are: Illinois nature preserves and land & water reserves (including landscapes, endangered/threatened plants and animals), Illinois historic sites, mammals, birds, insects, reptiles/amphibians, fish (including underwater images), scenic/landscape, flora (plants, mushrooms), natural resource recreational activities and young shutterbugs (same categories but taken by persons 12 years of age or younger).
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