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Enter the Photo Contest

Thank you for your submissions. The contest is now closed.

You must read and agree to the rules, terms, and conditions before submitting any photos!

We are looking for striking digital images taken at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Entrants must not submit images that involve the willful harassment of wildlife, damage to the Garden by the photographer, or infringe on the rights of any other photographer or person.

All photographs should accurately reflect the subject matter and the scene as it appeared. Photos that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization (removal of dust, cropping, reasonable adjustments to exposure, color and contrast, etc.) will be disqualified. Multiple exposures that have been combined to produce a single "High Dynamic Range" image are acceptable. Images that do not meet these requirements may or may not be judged at the judging panel's sole discretion.

All images must be titled with the applicant's/photographer's first and last name. Images not titled in this format will not be accepted. To be eligible for judging, all entries must include valid address information and phone numbers. Multiple entries will be disqualified from judging. Entries not taken during the duration of the contest will be disqualified from judging.

If you include people in your submission, you must obtain proper releases from those individuals, and you must be able to provide the Garden with originals of those releases at any time that the Garden requests.

Questions and inquiries about contest rules can directed to