• Our open spaces are "Preserved for You"! The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County improves the quality of life for all DuPage County residents. Its 26,000 acres of woodlands, prairies, wetlands, and waterways contribute to cleaner air and water, help with flood control, create vital habitats for wildlife, and provide safe spaces where people can boost their physical and mental health. Share your snapshots to show us what you admire most about YOUR DuPage forest preserves.

  • Juried Categories

    A qualified panel of Forest Preserve District of DuPage County employees with backgrounds in photography and backgrounds in journalism, marketing, and natural resources will rate and select winners from all eligible entries in the following categories. You may enter in all categories, but must upload the image multiple times and select a different category each time.

    • Plants (one winner)
    • Wildlife (one winner)
    • People, Places, & Things To Do (one winner)

    Juried winners may choose one prize package from the following categories: Picnicking Package, Watercraft Package, Camping Package. Each package has an approximate retail value of $140. For the list of items included in each package, view the contest rules.

  • Voters' Choice

    The “Voters’ Choice” winner will be the person who submits the photo that receives the most online votes and is not selected as a “Plants,” “Wildlife,” or “People, Places and Things to Do” winner. 

    The Voters' Choice Winner will receive a $25 Forest Preserve District of DuPage County Gift Card, Socks, Hat, Kline Creek Farm 16 oz. Honey Jar, Lanyard, and Coleman FreeFlow AUTOSEAL® 40 oz Stainless Steel Water Bottle (approximate retail value $100) 

    Random Drawings

    Forest Preserve District of DuPage County will randomly select one email address from all eligible entries on 7/1/24, 8/1/24, & 9/2/24 to receive a $25 FPDDC gift card. Gift cards can be used for programspermits, equipment rentals (like boats, snow tubes, and snowshoes), and merchandise.

    Questions? Contact achex@dupageforest.org