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16th Annual Nature Photo Show  TOP
August 7 - August 14, 2022

Due to the closure of the Visitor's Center Indefinately
The Annual Photo Show will not be held.

Read down for a report of the 2021 Contest and Exhibit.
This Collection of photos was very well received
15th Annual Photo Contest Flyer     15th Annual Contest Rules    Entry Form

This contest/exhibit is sponsored by The Goose Lake Prairie State
Natural Area & The Goose Lake Prairie Partners.

It is a contest for Amateur Photographers visiting Illinois State Parks,
Lands or Areas, and especially Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area.
Also photos must be taken in publicly owned parks in Illinois.

Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area
Was the Site of the Prairie Partner's
Fifteenth Annual Nature Photography Contest/Exhibit 2021.



Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area Was the Site of the Prairie Partner's Eleventh Annual Nature Photography Contest/E
xhibit. Sunday August 1, prints were submitted; August 4, prints were judged; August 6, the prints were hung for the exhibit, and Saturday and Sunday August 7-8, the prints were on display and those winning ribbons had been designated as such. It was a very busy week for the Prairie Partners.

Photo entries depict the flora, fauna, and natural environment in the Illinois state parks. A Total of 61 prints were submitted on Sunday August 1st, 2021 at the GLPSNA Visitors Center.  16 prints were from the Youth Division. 4 Prints were entered in the Advanced HDR/Computer Enhanced Division

Judging was held August 4th.  The judges were John Zappia, and Dr. Bob Engle, both from the Morris Photography Club and Dr. Larry Johnson. Visitors to the Center during the weekend chose the People's Choice winning photo. Goose Lake Prairie Partners chose the Prairie Partner Pick and Park Staff chose the GLPSNA Staff Choice . Goose Lake Prairie Partners assisted the judges.

Blue Ribbon Winners Photos can be accessed b
elow and Paper Ribbon Winners Photos can be accessed here in video format.  Click here for the Winners Report in PDF.                  
                                (Clicking on the back-arrow will return you to this page.)

Advertising for the contest/exhibit appeared on our FaceBook page, our Website,
the FreePress Newspapers and the Morris Herald Newspaper. 

Past Downloads:

    The Goose Lake Prairie Partners thank the Morris Camera Club members who have faithfully lent assistance to our photography project.
     A special thank you to the Morris Camera Club for judging. Click here for the description of the new display easels used in the exhibit.
     We thank Acting Supt. Greg Kelly and his staff for their assistance.
     We would like to thank all our contestants and hope they will return next year with more exciting photographs.

The Nature Photo Contest Judges for 2021

John Zappia,
Dr. Bob Engle
from the Morris Photography Club
& Dr. Larry Johnson

We thank them for giving us their time and talents
 by judging this competition.

Adult Best of Show
was awarded to
Mark Hanna
Romeoville, IL

"Racoon Playing With Frog"
Mark Hanna, Winner of Best In Show, Adult
"Racoon Playing with Frog" by Mark Hanna

Youth Best of Show
was awarded to

Sarah Rossi
Morris, IL

"Flowering American Plum"

Sarah Rossi, Winner of the Best In Show, Youth
"Flowering American Plum" by Sarah Rossi

Prairie Partner Pick
was awarded to

Susie Johnson
Morris, Illinois

"The Weaver's Warp"

"The Weaver's Warp" by Susie Johnson

Best of
Computer Enhanced

was awarded to
Rex Termain
Braidwood, IL

"Great Blue Heron"
Rex Termain, Winner of Advanced HDR/Computer Enhanced
"Big Blue Heron" by Rex Termain

Youth People's Choice
was awarded to

Ayden Swore
Morris, IL

"Cool Moss on Tree"

Ayden Swore, Winner of People's Choice, Youth
"Cool Moss On Tree" by Ayden SworeSorry, Photograph JPEG not supplied.

was awarded to

Marie Young
Barlonville, IL

"Banner Sunset"

Marie Young, GLPSNA Staff Pick
"Bannor Sunset" by Marie Young

Adult People's Choice
was awarded to

Lisa Peters
Morris, IL

"Sunset on the Prairie"

Portrait Not available.
"Sunset On The Prairie" by Lisa Peters Sorry Photography JPEG not supplied.
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   While collecting photos for State Park Photo Contests, do not pick or handle plants and do not handle animals on State Park Property.  Thank you for staying on designated trails.

   We feel privileged to present to you the winners of our contest. We request that you please remember that the copyright for these photographs remains with the photographers. If you wish to use a photo for any reason, please contact us and we will put you in contact with the photographer.

This contest is sponsored by the Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area and the Goose Lake Prairie Partners
with assistance from the Morris Photography Club.
Meetings for the Club are held in the City Hall Community Room in Morris,
Meetings start at 7:15 p.m. Guests and Visitors will be welcome. Enter at the South Entrance.

Photos on this page are the property of the photographers.
Page Last Updated - 08-19-2021