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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Contact Information: DuPage Convention & Visitors Bureau 630-575-8070

Friday, October 31, 2014

DuPage County Announces Photo Contest to Help Commemorate 175th Year

In celebration of the 175th anniversary of the founding of DuPage County in Illinois, the DuPage Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is conducting a photo contest on the county’s behalf through the end of the year. The contest will be held entirely on social media – specifically Instagram and Twitter – and will run from November 1 to December 31, 2014.

To qualify, an entry must be either a historical or current photographic image taken in DuPage County. The person submitting the image must be at least 21 years old and have legal ownership of or proof of permission by the owner to use the photo. The image must be submitted through the entrant’s Twitter or Instagram account and include the hashtag #celebratedupage.

“This contest provides residents and visitors with a great way to harness their creativity and affection for our wonderful county and express what they see,” states Tonia Khouri, who sits on the boards for both DuPage County and the DuPage CVB. “I think it will be fascinating to understand how people capture DuPage through many different lenses and viewpoints. I can’t think of a better way to honor the rich history of DuPage and its vitality as our county grows and changes through the 21st century.”

One winning image will be chosen from all qualifying entries by members of the county board and DuPage CVB. The winner will be notified in January 2015 via the social media network through which they submitted their image. He or she will receive a gift basket filled with gift cards and items unique to DuPage County.

The winner will be announced online on February 9, 2015, which is the county’s 176th anniversary, and recognized at February’s county board meeting.

The image, with photo credit, will appear on both the county’s and the CVB’s websites for at least one month. A gallery of other images entered may also be made available through the DuPage CVB’s website, DiscoverDuPage.com.

For more information, contact Executive Director Beth Marchetti at the DuPage Convention & Visitors Bureau at (630) 575-8070 or beth@discoverdupage.com.