Attention all southern Illinois amateur photographers!
Another year is winding to a close, and it is time once again to solicit the best local photos for next year's Southern Illinois LOCAL Media Group calendar.
For 2023 -- like every other year -- we're looking for scenes and people of southern Illinois. We'll pick 21 photos altogether: One as the calendar cover, one for each of the 12 months and another eight as honorable mentions.
The photos you submit do not have to have been taken in 2022. We get hundreds of submissions each year, and if you are familiar with our calendars, you'll know they set a pretty high bar for terrific images.
Email high resolution only image or images to email@example.com by Oct. 14 to be considered for the 2023 calendar.
You must tell us where the photo was taken, and if it is significant to the photo what equipment or special effect you used in taking it. Also, if there's a story behind the photo, please share it!
We also have to have your name, your town and a phone number (not for publication) where we can reach you. Also, an address where we can send a copy of calendar if you are one of the winners.
If your photo is chosen your prize is a hearty virtual handshake, bragging rights and a copy of the 2023 calendar.
Questions? Email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Everyone who submits will be contacted once the decisions are made, to tell you if you are in or out.