Photo Contest

2018 Annual Photography Contest

Our Annual Photography Contest has ended for 2018. Thank you to all who submitted photos. 

Please follow our Facebook page or subscribe to our newsletter to get notice of when our 2019 Photo Contest opens and its theme.

The theme for this year’s Friends of the Fox River’s 2018 Annual Photography Contest is the “THE SEASONS OF THE FOX RIVER”.

We want you to try to capture the beauty of the Fox River in the context of a particular time of year. Spring, summer, fall and winter all have their magical moments and the Fox River expresses its personality in a different way each period. Remember, the Fox River watershed extends from the headwaters near Waukesha to the Illinois River at Ottawa, and includes all the tributaries of the Fox River as well!

Along with your photo, please include a brief description (50+ words or so) of the time and location of your photo, the context, circumstances, weather and any other interesting tidbits to help tell your story. Also, please tell us about your camera, lens and other technical details if you know them (f/stop, shutter speed, ISO, focal length, GPS location, etc.).

This year, there is no entry fee (though donations are welcome!) and the contest is open to both members and non-members. Whether you are a seasoned professional, you consider photography an exciting hobby, or you just have a passing interest, we invite you to submit up to 5 photos for this year’s contest.

The contest begins on March 1 and ends at midnight on October 15, 2018. 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 2019 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. Here are the main rules:

Eligibility: Legal residents of the United States, 18 and over (unless permitted by parent or guardian). Both amateur and professional photographers are welcome.

Contest Period: Photos accepted March 1, 2018 through October 15, 2018.

Registration Fee: Free

Submission: Electronic or min. 8×10 prints of your photo. Up to 5 submissions per person. Please also include a brief description of each photo (up to 100 words).


1 First Prize- Gift Certificate from one of our Sponsors, T-shirt, 1 yr. membership, etc.

1 Runner Up- Gift Certificate from one of our Sponsors, T-shirt, 1 yr. membership, etc.

3 or more Honorable Mentions

** Any entry photos may also be featured in our 2019 Calendar

Winners will be announced by email and on our website within 30 days of the close of the contest period.

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

This contest has now finished receiving entries.