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Photo contest open for 2021 SILMG calendar

  • The cover photo from the 2018 SILMG calendar.

    The cover photo from the 2018 SILMG calendar.

updated: 11/17/2020 10:16 AM

Have you ever taken a photo so good, people told you it should it on a calendar?

Well, here's your chance.

The Southern Illinois LOCAL Media Group -- publishers of the Marion Republican, Harrisburg Register/Eldorado Journal, Du Quoin Call, Carbondale Times, Murphysboro Times, Randolph County Herald Tribune, Benton News and the Marion Smart Shopper -- is once again looking for submitted art to grace our 2021 calendar. The prize? Bragging rights and a free copy of the calendar.

Submit up to five of your favorite horizontal photos illustrating life in southern Illinois, to, by no later than 5 p.m. Nov. 27.

Photos must be your own work -- nothing you found online. And they must depict local scenes; no vacation pictures from Florida or Paris, please.

Your best bet is to enter a variety of photos that represent different times of the year, since part of our decision-making will be ensuring we have photos appropriate to each month. Holiday photos, snow photos, signs of spring, swimming and fall colors are some examples.

No use of Instagram or Facebook filters is permitted. Make sure to send the pics with the best quality possible and include information about where it was shot and when (it doesn't have to have been taken in 2020). Make sure we have your name, town and contact info.

We're looking forward to seeing your best shots!