News Release

September 11, 2014
For Immediate Release


Chicago Zoological Society Now Accepting Submissions for 2014 Photo Contest

Submission Deadline is October 20

Brookfield, Ill.—Grab your camera and head to Brookfield Zoo, where you just might capture a winning shot in the Chicago Zoological Society’s 2014 Photo Contest. The grand prize is a behind-the-scenes adventure with Brookfield Zoo’s giraffes. The unique experience will give the winner and up to five guests the opportunity to get to know the giraffe herd and even feed them some of their favorite food items.

Photo submissions should be 8 x 10 inches and either color or black-and-white, and they must feature an animal, although they do not have to be taken at Brookfield Zoo. (Photos with people will not be accepted.) Please do not frame or mat your photo.

To enter, fill out an entry form and tape it to the back of the photo (one entry per person). You can download forms and the official 2014 Photo Contest rules from the Chicago Zoological Society’s website, Forms are also available at the zoo’s north and south information kiosks; by calling (708) 688-8351; and at House of Color, which is located at 9912 West 55th Street in Countryside.

Send entries to: Brookfield Zoo, 2014 Photo Contest, 3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL 60513. Photos may also be dropped off at the zoo’s South Gate reception. All entries must be received by Monday, October 20, 2014, 5:00 p.m. Entries will not be returned.

Judges will select one grand-prize winner from all entries. In addition, a first-, second-, and third-place winner will be selected in two age categories: adult (12 and older) and child (11 and under). Photo Contest winners will be notified by phone and invited to an awards reception on Saturday, November 15. Winning photos will be displayed in the zoo’s Discovery Center lobby at least through the end of the year, as well as on

The 2014 Photo Contest prizes are courtesy of the Chicago Zoological Society. House of Color will mat the winning photos.

The Chicago Zoological Society inspires conservation leadership by connecting people with wildlife and nature. The Chicago Zoological Society is a private nonprofit organization that operates Brookfield Zoo on land owned by the Forest Preserves of Cook County. Open 365 days a year, the zoo is located off First Avenue between the Stevenson (I-55) and Eisenhower (I-290) expressways and is also accessible via the Tri-State Tollway (I-294), Metra commuter line, CTA, and PACE bus service. For further information, visit

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Sondra Katzen
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