Win Free Camping: All Ages Coloring Contest

All ages! Complete a camping themed coloring page for a chance to camp for free September 25 to 27. Entries due by August 1.


The Forest Preserves of Cook County (FPCC) is celebrating its centennial with 100 Years, 100 Events—a special weeklong series of events from September 20 to September 27. As part of the celebration, we are offering a free weekend camping experience (September 25 to 27) at one of our new campgrounds, along with other camping related prizes, to winners of our Camping Coloring Contest.


Visit one of the locations listed below to pick up a coloring page or download and print at home:


Download Coloring Page



Entering the Contest

Complete the following steps between July 1 and August 1, 2015 to enter:

  1. Color in the outlined objects
  2. Add in the people you’d like to take camping and/or activities you’d like to enjoy while camping (draw them in, cut and paste recycled materials, use natural materials – get creative!)
  3. Fill out the entry form included on the coloring page
  4. Submit your entry (limit one per person) at one of the following locations (call ahead to confirm hours):

*Emailed entries will not be accepted.




  • Random Winners – A total of fifteen (15) winners will be selected through a random drawing. Five (5) winners will be selected from each of the three age groups listed on the entry form.
  • People’s Choice Voting – Five (5) entries selected for outstanding creativity, at the FPCC’s discretion, will be posted on the FPCC’s Facebook page
    ( and voted on by the public from August 12 to August 19.
  • People’s Choice Winner – The entry with the most “likes” at 11:59 pm CST on August 19 will be declared the People’s Choice Winner.




All winners (Random Winners, People’s Choice Voting Participants and People’s Choice Winner) receive free camping the weekend of September 25 to 27
for up to 10 campers with:

  • Choice of five campgrounds throughout the county
  • Choice of accommodations (cabin or tent campsite—tent and camping gear not included)

The People’s Choice Winner will also receive a prize package including one (1) eight-person tent, four (4) Brookfield Zoo passes, and
one (1) Forest Preserves “swag bag.”


All winners will be contacted by August 10 to plan their camping trip. People’s Choice Voting participants will be contacted by August 10 to confirm
participation and the People’s Choice winner will be contacted by August 24 to arrange prize pickup.


Terms & Conditions: Submission limit of one (1) entry per person. Entries submitted must be your own work. Entries including nudity, profanity, commercial or political interests, or anything wildly off-topic are strictly prohibited. The Forest Preserves of Cook County (FPCC) reserves the right to disqualify any entries that are deemed inappropriate. The FPCC shall determine inclusion in the People’s Choice voting and winner eligibility in its sole and absolute discretion. Upon submission, you grant FPCC the right to use your entry in conjunction with the contest and grant FPCC a royalty-free, nonexclusive, world-wide, irrevocable right, in perpetuity, to publish, distribute, and otherwise use the submitted entry in any way, in whole or in part, in any format or media, now existing or later developed, for any lawful purpose, including without limitation, on its website and social media pages. Choice of campground and accommodations subject to availability. FPCC is unable to provide tents or other camping equipment. Winners will check-in after 3 pm on September 25 and check-out before 12 pm on September 27. Forest Preserves employees and their direct relatives are not eligible for the contest. Entries will not be returned.

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