The “I LOVE STARVED ROCK” 2015 PHOTO CONTEST is now underway! So, grab your camera (or your SmartPhone) and take the best photos you can at Starved Rock or Matthiessen State Park. If you upload your photos to social media, please add the hashtag #lovestarvedrock. Contest rules are listed below. There are two divisions this year: General and Youth (under age 12). The deadline to enter is February 17, 2015. New this Year! In addition to our Categories, We also have a new “SELFIE” theme for 2015! Click HERE for the ENTRY FORM.
The 2015 PHOTO SHOW — where all the winning photos will be on display– will take place on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015 from 11 am to 3 pm in the Great Hall of Starved Rock Lodge. Admission is free. Many of the photographers who enter will have more examples of their work on display and for sale.
THIS YEAR’S THEMES: SELFIE WILDLIFE LANDSCAPES CANYONS
*Limit two photos per person and a CD containing images for entry must be submitted along with the photos.
*Entered photos must have been taken in the past calendar year at Starved Rock or Matthiessen State Park.
*All photos must be unframed and at least 5”x 7” up to 9”x 12”.
*A completed, signed entry form must be attached to the back of each photo entered in the contest.
*Name of photographer, title, or other text must NOT appear on the front of any entry.
*All entries remain property of photographer. Starved Rock Lodge can use in future publications.
*Entry begins on October 1, 2014 and must be at Starved Rock Lodge by February 17, 2015 for entry.
*Any photos determined to have been taken off the marked trails at Starved Rock State Park will be disqualified.
*Prizes must be claimed within 30 days of notification or the prizes will be forfeited.
*Winning entries will be those that best reflect Starved Rock Lodge, Starved Rock State Park.
*Decisions by the judges are final.
*Each winner must agree in writing that their name, likeness, city, winning photo may be used by Starved Rock Lodge
for promotional and publication purposes without additional compensation. Prior to receiving prizes, each winner will
be required to sign a release provided by Starved Rock Lodge to this effect and obtain a release or permission from
anyone without proprietary rights in their winning photograph. Refusal to provide such releases or permissions will
signify entrant’s disqualification in this photo contest and any prizes will be forfeited.
Click below to see the 2014 winning entries for inspiration.