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Enter the Prairie Partner's Twelfth Annual Nature Photography Contest!

The Goose Lake Prairie Partners are hosting their 12th annual Nature Photography Contest, and you still have time to enter!  Your matted photo is due to the Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area's Visitor Center (5010 Jugtown Road, Morris, IL) on August 4, 2019 between 12pm and 3pm.

There is an adult, youth, and computer enhanced division for each of the following categories:  animals, birds, insects, landscape, plants, reptiles, and Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area. 

Photos will be on display at the Visitors Center on August 10 and 11, 2019.

For full details and a complete list of rules, please visit the Goose Lake Prairie Partners contest page at https://www.gooselakeprairie.org/naturephotocontest.htm.

Some of last year's winners

Goose Lake Prairie Partners 2018 Best of Show - Prairie Past - Ron Hodgen

2018 Best in Show
"Prairie Past"
Ron Hodgen

2018 Youth Best in Show - Wheel of the Past - George Dalen

2018 Youth Best in Show
"Wheel of the Past"
George Dalen

2018 Prairie Partner Pick - Wild Turk's Cap Lilly - Becky Sipple

2018 Prairie Partner Pick
"Wild Turk's Cap Lily"
Becky Sipple

Goose Lake Prairie Partners Photo Contest Flier