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CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN
Digital Photography Contests
Our summer contest is June 12 – August 7, 2015
Show us your photos that best capture the magic of the Garden! Our seasonal photo contests permit one photo per entrant. We are looking for a unique artistic effort that captures the joy of being in the Garden.
We hope you will join us July 4 at 9 a.m. for our next free photo walk. Free monthly photo walks are held as part of the Garden's seasonal Digital Photography Contests. Unless otherwise stated, photo walks begin in Alsdorf Auditorium. This month's theme is macro and close-up photography.
Our digital photography contest will recognize two Grand Prize winners in each contest to win a Garden membership each. Winners of our contests will have their photographs featured in downloadable wallpaper galleries on our website, seen by close to a million people each year, and may be featured in various Garden publications. The Grand Prize winners will each receive complimentary one-year memberships to the Chicago Botanic Garden.
Photo galleries are updated each Tuesday during the contest, with a final gallery posting at the conclusion of the contest, so that all visitors to our website will see contestants' work.
Questions? Contact or call (847) 835-6844.
How to Enter
|1.||Pick your very best photo taken at the Chicago Botanic Garden.
(For tips on picking your best photo, click here.) We are looking for technically proficient photos, with purposeful focus and exposure. Make sure you consider your composition!
|2.||Resize your photo.
Entries must be less than 2MB in file size (not megapixels—there is no megapixel limit).
For tips on how to resize your photo, click here.
|3.||Name the file you are submitting with your first and last name.
Example: Jane Doe.jpg
(If the filename of your entry is not your name, we will not know who you are, and your photo will not be included!)
|4.||Upload your photo(s) using the online form.
Enter your photo(s) with the link(s) above, beginning June 12, 2015, at noon.
Entries will be accepted through 5 p.m. on Friday, August 7, 2015.
|5.||Look for your photo(s) in the online gallery the Tuesday following your date of entry.
The gallery is updated every Tuesday by noon.
|6.||Become a fan of the Garden on Facebook or join our flickr group to share more of your beautiful garden photos.|
RULES (FULL RULES AVAILABLE HERE)
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.
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