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Submit your best photos for our 2018 calendar!

  • A beautiful cover shot, like this southern Illinois scene on the 2017 calendar, will grace the 2018 calendar.

    A beautiful cover shot, like this southern Illinois scene on the 2017 calendar, will grace the 2018 calendar.
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updated: 10/10/2017 3:17 PM

The Southern Illinois LOCAL Media Group will publish a 2018 calendar using the best submitted art from our readers who are also amateur photographers. We are looking for sharp, clear, beautiful horizontal/square photos of southern Illinois, in all its many moods and times of year.

To enter: Email your photo or photos, preferably as jpegs, no later than Nov. 30 to dvaughn@localsouthernnews.com.

With that email we also need:

• Your name and hometown, and a phone number where we can reach you during the day.

• Tell us what you can about each photo -- when and where it was taken; any details about what caught your eye in this scene, what you had to do to get the shot, or what equipment you used to get a certain effect. Photos do NOT need to have been taken in 2017 to be eligible.

• A short bio about you, the photographer.

We will choose a cover photo, one photo for each month and may include some honorable mentions as well. There is no prize other than bragging rights and a free copy of the calendar, which will be inserted into all our newspapers and also be for sale in all of our offices.

Winners will be notified via email, so make sure the email you give us is one you check regularly.