Wild About Photography contest underway in Frankfort Square

Entries are now being accepted for the contest, which is aimed at inspiring others to rediscover the beauty and wonder of nature.

   Entries are now being accepted for Lincoln-Way North High School’s Wild About Photography contest, which is aimed at inspiring others to rediscover the beauty and wonder of nature.


   “Frankfort Square Park District and Lincoln-Way North High School have been very progressive with the way they handle open space,” said Lincoln-Way North science teacher Scott McCreary, who is organizing the Wild About Photography contest.


   “Detention and retention basins have been naturalized utilizing all native plants,” he added. “Native trees and a restored tall grass prairie highlight an outdoor classroom at Lincoln-Way North.”


   Knowing how the restored areas can often be overlooked or taken for granted, McCreary is eager to capture the community’s attention by inviting them to submit digital photographs highlighting the beauty of the native areas in the Lincoln-Way North/Frankfort Square Park District area.


   Entries are now being accepted via e-mail through Oct. 31. Please submit the digital photographs to outdoor@lw210.org.


   Entry requirements are as follows:

  • All pictures must be taken within the Lincoln-Way North/Frankfort Square Park District area
  • All pictures must be digital
  • One submission per person


   Winners will be announced in January in two categories: one for community participants and one for student participants.


   The winner of each group will have his or her picture permanently displayed at Lincoln-Way North High School.


   Last year’s winners were amateur photographer Michael McNeil, who submitted a landscape photo he took at Island Prairie, and Lincoln-Way North student Dana Mayfield, who submitted a close-up photo of a berry hanging from a crabapple tree in her backyard.


   The photographs now hang in the main hallway at Lincoln-Way North.


   For more information about this year’s Wild About Photography contest, please call 815-534-3014 or visit the district’s prairie project website at http://www.lw210.org/prairieproject/contests.html

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