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Finally, it's summer. That means pools, picnics, and... PICTURES! And what better to do with all your summer memories than to earn some money from them! That's what could happen when you enter the annual IllinoPhotocontest _ins (1)is Farm Bureau (IFB) Member Photo Contest. Entries are being taken now through Novemeber 1, so have that camera ready to "Picture Illinois." You just never know what might catch your eye. 

We've got new and exciting categories to help you get those creative lenses going as you try to capture the rich diversity of our state’s agricultural landscape and its people.

Members of Illinois Farm Bureau can enter up to three photographs in one or all of the following categories:

  • Country Kids
  • Rural Routes
  • These Boots Are Made For…

The photos will be judged on focus, content, color, tone, composition, and appeal.

If your photo is chosen as a finalist, you may earn a cash prize. The Grand Prize is $150; First Place entries win $75 each; Second Place entries win $25 each; and the Members’ Choice award earns $50 (chosen by IFB members at IFB’s 2014 Annual Meeting in December).

The winning photos will be announced on www.ilfbphotos.org in December, in FarmWeek in January, 2015 and in the Spring 2015 issue of Partners magazine.

The contest is for amateur photographers and is open to IFB members and their immediate families. Your photos must be taken in Illinois and within the past two years, 2012-2014.

For a complete list of the contest rules, and to enter online, visit the photo contest page at www.ilfbphotos.org or contact Dawn at (309) 557-2293 or dheggie@ilfb.org.

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