Amateur Photography Contest
TLC's 2018 Art of the Land Amateur Photography Contest in now Open!
The Land Conservancy of McHenry County (TLC) hosts this contest every year to highlight the inspiring natural landscapes found throughout McHenry County. Cash prizes are available to the winners. Sign up now to receive monthly notifications on what’s blooming around the county, tips and tricks for taking winning photos, and which invasive species are in bloom that should NOT be photographed. We also will be partnering with local libraries, where last year's photos will be on display, and will be hosting a bi-monthly series with presentations from professional photographers that talk about different aspects of photography and how to take a better photograph.
New this year, we are offering the photographers their choice of
- visiting any site on the list of TLC sites with public access. The list of sites with maps and directions are listed below.
- choosing to be assigned one of our many privately owned Conservation Easements or [email protected] properties that we hold throughout the county.
List of sites available for everyone to photograph:
… And more may open in the future
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.|