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Aug 28, 2014

Winning Photos Featured in the Forest Preserves’ 2015 Wall Calendar


The Forest Preserves of Cook County is hosting its third annual photo contest to showcase the best photos of the places, people, flora and fauna of the Forest Preserves as captured by amateur and professional photographers.


Twelve winning photographs will be featured in the Forest Preserves’ 2015 wall calendar and in an exhibition in the Cook County Building in downtown Chicago. Photos also will be exhibited in Cook County’s suburban courthouses.


Photos must be taken in a Cook County Forest Preserve and should feature nature scenery and landscapes, close-ups of plants, insects, birds and other wildlife, or people enjoying the outdoors or participating in our recreational offerings. Photos must be submitted to the Forest Preserves between September 1 and 15.


Entrants have the option of submitting photos on the Preserves’ social media sites or via email.  Facebook users can post submissions on the Preserves’ page at, and use the contest hashtag #FPphotos14.  Instagram and Twitter users can post their photos using the contest hashtag #FPphotos14 with an @FPDCC mention.  Submissions also will be accepted by email at


Public voting on the finalists will take place October 1 -10 on the Forest Preserves’ Facebook page. For more information on the photo contest, including the official rules and requirements for photo format, please visit:

Visit two of the treasures of the Forest Preserves of Cook County