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Deadline Aug. 1 for youth Nature Photography Contest
LOVES PARK, Ill.—Young photographers can now enter Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful’s (KNIB) Nature Photography Contest. The subject categories have also expanded and include: Nature & Landscape (landscapes, outdoor scenes, nature images, sunsets, urban landscapes, waterscapes and cityscapes) and Flowers, Details & Macro (flowers, isolated detail images and macro images).
Two age groups may submit entries: amateur photographers younger than 18 will submit photos in the Youth Category and those older than 18 will be in the Adult Category. Youth entries will only compete against other youth entries in all subject categories. However, the photograph selected as “Best of Show” may come from any subject category or age group.
“Our contest last year was very successful,” said KNIB Executive Director Lori Gummow. “We look forward to having local photographers continue to help us promote the beauty of our region.”
Two new photography classes will be offered in conjunction with the contest. Close-up and Macro Photography will be presented by Canon staff Thursday, June 23, and Landscape and Nature Photography will be discussed by Dr. Craig Michelsen, a local photographer, Tuesday, June 28. Both classes will be at Camera Craft’s new location, 3801 N. Perryville Road, from 7 to 9 p.m. The cost is $15 and attendance is not required to submit an entry. Contact Camera Craft at (815) 877-3686 for registration information.
Deadline for photo submission is Aug. 1. Individuals may submit as many photos as they like with the fee structure being $15 for the first one and $10 each for any additional entries. Official entry forms and contest rules are available online at knib.org and cameracraftinc.com or at Camera Craft’s store. Prizes include gift cards and high-quality prints. An additional recognition for the photographers is the possibility of having their photo used in future KNIB publications.
For more about the Nature Photography Contest, visit knib.org or call KNIB at (815) 637-1343.
From the June 22-28 issue