Third District Photo Competition

Congressman Dan Lipinski invites residents of Illinois’ Third Congressional District to participate in the Third District Photo Competition. Photographers of all ages and skill levels are invited to participate.

Acceptable photos include photos in or around the Third Congressional District and must be in the state of Illinois. Participants may use any camera they would like, including cameras on their mobile devices or tablets. Photographers must reside in the Third Congressional District. There are no limits on submissions.

During the COVID-19 pandemic and reopening of Illinois, photographers are encouraged to safely take photos while following social distancing guidelines.

Submissions will be accepted in 3 different age categories. A winner, runner-up, and second runner-up will be named for each age category. The age categories are as follows:

  • Youth: Ages 5 to 17
  • Adult: Ages 18 to 64
  • Senior: 65+

Submissions for the Third Congressional District photo contest are due on Monday, September 14, 2020 Submissions can be sent to Submissions must be sent in a JPG or PNG format. With submissions, participants must include:

  • Their full name as they would like it to appear online
  • Their municipality as they would like it to appear online
  • Their full address (Full addresses will not be displayed online)
  • Their age group
  • Name of photo
  • Where the photo was taken
  • Why they chose to submit their photo
  • Permission to post this information on Congressman Lipinski's social media accounts (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter), the Congressman's website (, and in Congressman Lipinski's e-newsletter updates.

Rep. Lipinski is a supporter of photography and photographic art and is looking forward to the submissions of Third District residents. Best of luck!

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