2023 Photo Contest 


Grab your camera and head to Brookfield Zoo, where you might just capture a winning shot to enter in the Zoo’s 2023 digital Photo Contest.

Photo entries will only be accepted from May 26, 2023, 12:00 p.m. CDT to August 11, 2023, 5:00 p.m. CDT. Entries submitted outside of these dates will be disqualified. 


  • •Photo entry must feature an animal or animals only. (Photos with people will be disqualified.)

  • •Any photo watermarked with words or graphics will not be accepted and will be disqualified.

  • •Photos will only be accepted digitally. 

  • •Photos must be a JPG/JPEG at a minimum resolution of 3600 x 2700 pixels and a maximum file size of 24 MB at time of submission.

  • •The Photo Contest official entry form must be completed, including uploading your photo, and submitted. You will get a confirmation that your entry was received.

  • •One photo entry per person.

  • •Photos do not have to be taken at Brookfield Zoo.

  • •Entry must be received by August 11, 2023, 5:00 p.m. CDT. 

  • •The Chicago Zoological Society is not responsible for misdirected entries.

Click here for the Photo Contest rules, regulations, and prize information. 


By checking this box, I certify that the photograph I have submitted was taken by me and has not been previously published. I have read, understand, and agree to the contest rules. I understand that the Chicago Zoological Society retains the right to use selected contest entries for publication, website, social media channels, press releases, educational, or promotional projects.
By checking this box, I certify that I am either over 18 years of age, or I am under 18 years of age AND have entered this contest with permission from a parent or guardian.

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