News Release

September 4, 2013
                    Contact: Sondra Katzen
                                   Public Relations
Chicago Zoological Society Now Accepting Submissions for 2013 Photo Contest
Submission Deadline Is October 14
            Brookfield, Ill.—From aardvarks to zebras, Brookfield Zoo is a photographer’s paradise. So grab your camera and head to the zoo to capture a winning photo and enter it in the Chicago Zoological Society’s 2013 Photo Contest. The grand prize is an airline voucher for round-trip main cabin air transportation for the winner and a companion to any destination within the contiguous 48 states (excluding Alaska and Hawaii), Canada, the Caribbean, and Mexico served directly by American Airlines.
Photo submissions should be 8 x 10 inches and either color or black and white, and they must feature an animal, although it does not have to be taken at Brookfield Zoo. (Photos with people will not be accepted.) Please do not frame or mat your photo.
To enter, fill out an entry form and tape it to the back of the photo (one entry per person). You can download forms and the official 2013 Photo Contest rules from the Chicago Zoological Society’s Web site, Forms are also available at the zoo’s north and south information kiosks; by calling (708) 688-8351; and at House of Color, which is located at 9912 West 55th Street in Countryside.
Send entries to: Brookfield Zoo, 2013 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, October 14, 2013, 5:00 p.m. Entries will not be returned.
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 9. Winning photos will be displayed in the zoo’s Discovery Center lobby, as well as on
The 2013 Photo Contest prizes are courtesy of American Airlines and the Chicago Zoological Society. House of Color will be matting the winning photos.
The Chicago Zoological Society inspires conservation leadership by connecting people with wildlife and nature. The Chicago Zoological Society is a private nonprofit organization that operates Brookfield Zoo on land owned by the Forest Preserves of Cook County. Open 365 days a 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. For further information, visit
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