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2011 Photo Contest Winners

Nearly 400 images, including everything from snakes, lizards, and butterflies to lions, birds, and giraffes were submitted for the Chicago Zoological Society’s 2011 Photo contest. A panel of professional photographers judged the photos, from which they selected a grand prize winner and first-, second-, and third-place winners in adult and child (11 and under) categories. The winning photos are on display in Brookfield Zoo’s Discovery Center lobby.They may also be viewed online at (Note: click on any image to enlarge the photo.)

Winner - Grand Prize

Frank Norton,Grand Prize Winner

Frank Norton of Brookfield won the grand prize with his photo of Isis and Zenda (above), Brookfield Zoo’s two African lions. He received round-trip main cabin air transportation for himself and a companion to any destination served directly by American Airlines or American Eagle within the Continental US48, courtesy of American Airlines.

Winners - Adult Category

Sue-Lindell,-1st-Place-Winner-Adult-Category     Lynn-Larson,-2nd-Place-Winner-Adult-Category      Janet-Anagnos,-3rd-Place-Winner-Adult-Category

Patti-Hartung,-Honorable-Mention-Adult-Category     Lisa-Tyler,-Honorable-Mention-Adult-Category

Winners in the adult category are Sue Lindell of Des Plaines, first place; Lynn Larson of South Elgin, second place; and Janet Anagnos of Bedford Park, third place. Patti Hartung of Peotone and Lisa Tyler of Mokena received honorable mentions.

Winners - 11 and Under Child Category


David-Castellucci,-2nd-Place-Winner-Child-Category  Kristin-Beener,---3rd-Place-Winner-Child-Category  Grace-Withner,-Honorable-Mention-Child-Category

Winners in the 11-and-under child category are Connor Orr of Bolingbrook, first place; David Castellucci of Crest Hill, second place; and Kristin Beener of Burr Ridge, third place. Gracie Withner of Plainfield received an honorable mention.

The Photo Contest was sponsored by American Airlines and Fisher-Price®. Photos were matted courtesy of House of Color in Countryside.

Official Rules are available here or by request in person at Brookfield Zoo or by mail: Photo Contest, Brookfield Zoo, 3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL 60513.