2014 Photo Contest

2014 Photo Contest

With more than 2,000 animals Brookfield Zoo is a photographer’s paradise. So, grab your camera and take your best shot to enter in the Chicago Zoological Society’s 2014 Photo Contest. Photos must be received no later than October 20, 2014, 5:00 p.m. CST.

Winners will be notified by phone and/or mail on or about October 23, 2014.

Download Entry Form
Download Official Rules

Winning photos will be displayed at Brookfield Zoo at least through December 2014. The grand prize winner and his/her photo will be published in Gateways, the Chicago Zoological Society's member's publication. All winners and their photos will be posted on the zoo's Web site, www.CZS.org/PhotoContest. In addition, photos of winners will be sent to their local newspapers for possible publication.

Grand Prize

A behind-the-scenes adventure with Brookfield Zoo's giraffes that gives you and up to five family members and/or friends the opportunity to get to know the giraffe herd and even feed them some of their favorite food items. An animal care staff member will be your host for this personalized tour.

Adult Category Prizes
1st Place - Backstage Adventures: Flippered Fins
2nd Place - Backstage Adventures: Poolside with Penguins
3rd Place - Brookfield Zoo Family Plus Membership

Child Category Prizes
1st Place - $100 Brookfield Zoo gift certificate
2nd Place - $75 Brookfield Zoo gift certificate
3rd Place - $50 Brookfield Zoo gift certificate

For more information, call 708-688-8351.

Prizes courtesy of the Chicago Zoological Society.
All gift certificates expire one year from date of issue.

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I certify that the answers given by me on this application are true, complete, and correct to the best of my knowledge. I understand that any misstatement or omission may result in the withdrawal of my application or, if I have been placed as Chicago Zoological Society volunteer, in the termination of the volunteer assignment at any time. I authorize investigation of all information contained in this application, on my resume, and/or provided during any interview as may be deemed necessary by the Chicago Zoological Society to make a volunteer placement decision. I also authorize any previous employer or references to release to the Society any and all infor-mation concerning my work history and background or my past volunteer experience and background, including, but not limited to, performance, disciplinary, and attendance records, etc. to consider my application for placement as a Society volunteer. I also hereby consent to a complete background check, including a criminal background check.

If I am placed as a Society volunteer, I agree to abide by all current and subsequently issued rules and policies of the Society. I understand the Society shall be entitled, without further consent, to use in any manner any picture, audio, or video recording of me or my voice in association with my volunteer assignment(s). Placement and volunteer assignments are at the sole discretion of the Society. Accordingly, any assignment by the Society may be withdrawn, and placement in the Society’s volunteer program may be terminated at any time.