Photo Contest

2017 Annual Photography Contest

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

As many who live within the watershed of the Fox River know, it is home to literally hundreds of species of plants and animals that range from microscopic spores to deer, coyotes, shrews, bald eagles and many others. 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.

Full contest rules are available for download from this page. Here are the main points:

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

Contest Period: Photos accepted May 1, 2017 through July 31, 2017.

Registration Fee: Free for both members and non-members. (Donations are welcome and encouraged)

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

** All entry photos may also be featured in our Annual 2018 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.