2017 Annual Photography Contest

It’s that time of year again when spring is in full bloom and some of the best opportunities for photographing life on the Fox River abound. And the time has come for Friends of the Fox River’s Annual Photography Contest. So in keeping with the season, the theme for this year’s contest is the “FLORA AND FAUNA OF THE FOX RIVER.”

As many who live within the Fox River watershed know, it is home to hundreds of species of plants and animals that range from microscopic spores to deer, coyotes, shrews, bald eagles and many others. We want you to be creative and surprise us. Go deep into places you haven’t seen before. Zoom in on unusual habitats. Find ways of capturing a view from a new perspective. We are looking for unique, bold, and fresh photos.

Eleven hundred words is all we are asking! As the old adage goes, that equals a photo plus a 100 word written description. That’s all we ask.

This year, there is no entry fee (though donations are welcome!) and the contest is open to both members and non-members.

While we always value quality, this year we are looking to get the word out to as many photo enthusiasts up and down the Fox Valley as possible. Whether you are a seasoned professional, you consider photography an exciting hobby, or just a passing interest, we welcome you to submit up to 5 photos for this year’s contest.

The contest begins on May 1 and ends at midnight on July 31, 2017. You are welcome to submit photos at any time during that period.

Friends of the Fox River will also select 13 of the submitted photos for our 2018 Calendar. So your photo may grace the walls (and refrigerators) of friends throughout the Fox Valley all next  year!

For detailed submission requirements and directions, read or download contest rules here. Then fill out the submission form below.

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For more information please call Eric Pepa at 847-212-6576.

Time is of the essence, so get out there and start clicking!

To submit your photo(s) please fill out this form.

This contest has now finished receiving entries.

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