The Friends of Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge are seeking entries for their annual Wildlife and Wild Places Photography Contest.

Photos must be taken south of Interstate 64, and can be in one of the following categories: Landscape/scenic, wildlife, flowers/plants/trees/fungi, youth (age 17 and younger), or taken at Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge.

Prizes include cash and gift certificates and will be awarded for best of show, first, second and third places in each category.

The deadline to enter is Sept. 29. Photos should be delivered to Crab Orchard NWR Visitor Center, on Illinois 148 south of Illinois 13. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every day.

Each photographer may submit up to five entries, and each entry costs $5 for adults; youth entries cost $1 each.

More information is available at friendsofconwr.com.

— The Southern

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