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Photo contest announced

Illinois Farm Bureau members, families encouraged to submit entries to 2013 Member Photo Contest

BLOOMINGTON — The Illinois Farm Bureau is once again asking its members and their families to bring rural life into focus by submitting pictures for the annual member photography contest.

Picture Illinois, the 2013 Member Photo Contest, is open to IFB members and their families. The contest is limited to amateur photographers and pictures taken in Illinois anytime after Jan. 1, 2011.

Entrants can submit their photos to one of three categories, including “Celebrations,” “Beyond the Fence” and “I Love Illinois.” The grand prize winner will receive $150, while three first-place winners will receive $75 each, three second-place winners will receive $25 each and the photo selected as “Members’ Choice” at IFB’s 2013 annual meeting in December will receive $50.

The contest runs from June 1 to Nov. 1. Winners will be announced in the spring issue of Partnersmagazine and FarmWeek. Employees and immediate family members of Illinois Farm Bureau and its affiliated companies are not eligible. Complete contest rules and past winners can be found at www.ilfbphotos.org. For additional information, contact Dawn Heggie at 309-557-2293 or dheggie@ilfb.org.


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