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TLC to host amateur photography contest

Published: Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

WOODSTOCK – The Land Conservancy of McHenry County invites amateur photographers to participate in a photo contest to highlight the inspiring nature of TLC’s land preservation work.

TLC has worked with more than 70 landowners to preserve more than 1,800 acres across McHenry County. Protected properties range from less than 1 acre to 250 acres.

Preserved lands include high-quality wetland and woodland habitat, farmland, scenic vistas and similar valuable land resources.

TLC will match each participating photographer with a property. All photographs submitted must be taken of properties where TLC holds a conservation easement, owns the land or is a steward, or of people who work with TLC to preserve their land for the benefit of future generations.

There is a $10 application fee.

First-, second- and third-place awards will be given in the amounts of $100, $75 and $50.

Other submissions may be selected for recognition by TLC. TA People’s Choice winner will receive $25.

The selected images will be shown at TLC’s 2013 Art of the Land Benefit on Sept. 21 and 22 at Starline Gallery in Harvard.

The photographs will be posted on TLC’s website and may be used in TLC publications to highlight the beauty of the land and the people who love it.

All 41 photographs from the 2012 TLC Art of the Land Photo Contest are on display this month at the Harvard-Diggins Library, 900 E McKinley St. in Harvard.

For information and to receive a copy of the contest rules and application, contact Cheryl Voss at cvoss@conservemc.org or 815-337-9502.

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