Amateur Photography Contest
Art of the Land Amateur Photography Contest
To sign up for the 2018 Contest click here for the guidelines and application.
Congratulations to the Winners of the 2017 Contest!
|1st Place Overall: Margie Bjorkman for her photo at Ryder's Woods.||2nd Place Overall: Doug Frey for his photo at Boloria Meadows Nature Preserve|
|Conservation Category Award: Joan Castell for her photo at Mainstay Therapeutic Farm Conservation Easement||Wildlife Category Award and People's Choice Award Friday Night: Brianna Walneck for her photo at Ryder's Woods|
|Small World Category Award: Steve Bittner for his photo at Wonder Lake Sedge Meadow||Landscape Category Award: Doug Frey for his photo at Boloria Meadows Nature Preserve|
|People's Choice Award Saturday Night: Jennifer Luniewicz-Martins for her photo at Hennen Conservation Area.|
The 2018 Art of the Land Amateur Photography Contest
Photographers who enter will be assigned a list of approved properties TLC owns or manages, and only pictures taken from these sites can be entered. Also available is a special Conservation at Home and Conservation Easement Category, in which people who own properties with these TLC designations make take photos from their own property and enter them in the separate category.
Once you have read and agreed to the guidelines, fill out and return the contest application and pay the contest registration fee of $10.
Only original photographs taken for this purpose are eligible. The photography contest is open to all amateur photographers, defined as earning less than a maximum of $2,000 annually from photographic work.
Prizes & Recognition: A panel of judges will select one photograph from each photographer to be judged for awards and displayed at the Art of the Land show.
A total of five cash prizes will be given. 1st Place Overall- $100, 2nd Place Overall- $75, 3rd Place Overall- $25, People’s Choice (Friday and Saturday awards)- $25
One photo from each participating photographer will be displayed at TLC's benefit show at the Starline Gallery in Harvard (Fall of 2018, date TBA). Winning photos and finalists, along with photographer's name and city, will be displayed on the TLC website, in the TLC newsletters (paper and email versions), and on TLC's Facebook Page.
TLC may also put together a photo catalogue showing each year's entries. The photographers must understand and agree that TLC has the right to display, use, reproduce and make other use of the photo(s) in its own publications or to make the photograph available for publicity purposes or any and all other non-profit purposes,including offering them for sale as part of a fundraiser, to promote TLC and its mission in perpetuity.
Deadline for Entries—5:00 pm on August 18, 2018
Entrants may pay the contest fees in one of these ways:
- Pay with a credit card by phone, 815-337-9502. Our hours are M-F 9am-4pm.
- Stop by TLC to pay in person using cash, check or credit card, 4622 Dean Street, Woodstock, IL.
- Mail a check or money order to The Land Conservancy, PO Box 352, Woodstock, IL 60098. Be sure to
include the name of the photographer.