August 20, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Sondra Katzen
Chicago Zoological Society Now Accepting Photo Contest Submissions
Submission Deadline Extended to November 2
Brookfield, IL—Grab your camera and head to Brookfield Zoo to capture a winning photo to enter in the Chicago Zoological Society’s 2009 Photo Contest, presented by snapfish by HP. With its beautiful gardens and extensive animal collection, Brookfield Zoo provides the perfect setting to capture a winning shot. (However, pictures do not have to be taken at the zoo.) The grand prize winner will receive round-trip main cabin air transportation for two to any American Airlines/American Eagle destination in the contiguous United States, courtesy of American Airlines
Entries must be 8 by 10 inches and either color or black and white, and they must feature an animal. (Photos with people will not be accepted.) Photos should not be framed or matted.
To enter, fill out an entry form and tape it to the back of the photo (one entry per person). Forms and the official Photo Contest rules may be downloaded from the Chicago Zoological Society’s Web site, www.CZS.org. Forms are also available at the zoo’s north and south information kiosks; by calling (708) 688-8351; and at House of Color in Countryside.
Send entries to: Brookfield Zoo, 2009 Photo Contest, 3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL 60513. Photos may also be dropped off at the zoo’s South Gate Reception. All entries must be received by Monday, November 2, 2009, 5:00 p.m. Entries will not be returned and will become the property of the Chicago Zoological Society.
Judges will select one grand prize winner from all entries. In addition, a first-, second-, and third-place winner will be selected in two age categories: adult (12 and older) and child (11 and under). Photo Contest winners will be notified by phone and invited to an awards reception on Saturday, November 7. Winning photos will be displayed in the zoo’s Discovery Center lobby through mid-December, as well as on www.CZS.org.
The 2010 Photo Contest prizes are courtesy of American Airlines, snapfish by HP, and Fisher-Price®. House of Color will be matting the winning photos.
Celebrating its 75th year, Brookfield Zoo, which is managed by the Chicago Zoological Society, inspires conservation leadership by connecting people with wildlife and nature. Open every day of the year, the zoo is located off First Avenue between the Stevenson (I-55) and Eisenhower (I-290) expressways and is also accessible via the Tri-State Tollway (I-294), Metra commuter line, CTA, and PACE bus service.
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