2nd Annual 100 Days Of Chicago Photo Contest

2nd Annual 100 Days of Chicago Photo Contest

We know a picture is worth a thousand words and that Chicago has a lot to say, so we’re pleased to announce the 2nd Annual 100 Days of Chicago photo contest!

1st Annual 100 Days Of Chicago Grand Prize WinnerHere’s how it works: photographers submit their best photos of Chicago for a chance to be on the home page of The Local Tourist for a day and to win fabulous prizes. For 100 days visitors to the site will vote on their favorite photos. The picture with the most votes for each day will be featured on the home page the following day.

From June 5 through June 11, visitors will then vote on those 100 featured photos for their favorites. Our Grand Prize winner earns a one night stay at the fabulous Hyatt Regency Chicago and a Seven Week Class from the Chicago Photography Center! You could also win a $99 credit for spa treatments from Pretty Quick!

Not only will our top 10 winners receive prizes, they'll also be featured in our 2nd Annual 100 Days Of Chicago Exhibit at the Chicago Photography Center!

Only one photo per person can be featured on the home page, but you can submit up to five photos. Since each day starts a new count, you can have hundreds of chances to win

See the fabulous prizes below and check back often, because we'll be adding more!

  • Through -  June 3: Upload Photos to enter
  • Through June 4: Vote on Finalist photos
  • June 5 - June 11: Vote for Top 10
  • June 12: Top 10 announced!
  • July 12 - July 31: 100 Days Of Chicago Photo Exhibit at Chicago Photography Center

1st Annual 100 Days of Chicago
Grand Prize Winner
Andre Diego Moecke

How to enter: 
  1. Log In or Register
  2. Upload up to five (5) total original photos through May 31, 2013. (You must be able to provide an 8"x10" photo with 300dpi resolution upon request. Photos that don't meet these minimum dimension requirements will be disqualified. Please note that panoramic shots are not eligible.)
  3. Send everyone to 100 Days Of Chicago to vote for your photos. They can also vote on your individual photo pages and on your TLT profile.
  4. Check back daily to see if one of your photos is featured on the home page of The Local Tourist!


The Local Tourist’s “100 Days Of Chicago” photo contest begins at 9am February 21, 2013, and ends at 11:59pm June 11, 2013*. By submitting an entry, each contestant agrees to the rules of the contest and states that they are 18 years old or older.

Who may enter
Photographers 18 years old or older—except for individuals affiliated with The Local Tourist, including employees, members of the TLTeam, interns, volunteers and their immediate families (children, siblings and spouses) and others living in their households—are eligible. The Local Tourist will determine winners’ eligibility. You do not have to be a resident of the Chicagoland area to enter, but and transportation to Chicago is not provided, nor will there be any substitution of prizes.

What to enter
Photos of Chicago! These can be any images that capture Chicago and the Chicagoland region.

For a photo in which a person is recognizable, you must secure a model release from the subject or, in the case of a minor, the subject’s parent or guardian and provide it to The Local Tourist upon request. A sample release is available at http://thelocaltourist.com/ModelRelease.pdf

Photographs that have won any other contests or have been published in magazines and newspapers (except online) are not eligible. We define winning as having won a grand prize or 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place overall. Photos that violate or infringe upon another person’s rights, including but not limited to copyright, are not eligible.

Photographs that were entered and/or finalists from the 2012 100 Days Of Chicago Photo Contest are ineligible. Be sure to enter new images.

By entering the competition, the entrant represents, acknowledges and warrants that the submitted photo is an original work created solely by the entrant and that no other party has any right, title, claim or interest in the photograph.

High-quality scans of non-digital photographs are acceptable. Digital photographs should be taken at the highest resolution possible. The 100 finalists will be asked to submit a high-resolution file or an original negative, print or slide. Original negatives, prints, or slides will be returned to finalists.

We'll be doing a real-life exhibit of the top ten winning photos, so The Local Tourist reserves the right to disqualify contestants who are unable to submit, upon request, a high-resolution photograph of at least 300 dpi at 8 x 10 inches or an original photo negative, print or slide.

By entering the contest, entrants grant The Local Tourist a royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to display, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or subsequently developed for The Local Tourist in relation to this contest and its promotion and will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such uses. If the submitted photos are used in any way besides this contest The Local Tourist will obtain express permission based on contact information provided at time of entry. If the photographer cannot be reached based on that contact information then The Local Tourist is released from any obligation to photographer. Any photograph reproduced for sale will include a photographer credit and photographer will receive a percentage of any net profit generated, amount to be determined.

Visitors to TheLocalTourist.com will vote on photos and may vote once per day. The photo with the most votes per day will be featured on the home page of TheLocalTourist.com and will be considered a Finalist. A day is defined as beginning at 12:00am and ending at 11:59pm*.  Each entrant may only be a finalist once to ensure 100 different finalists at the conclusion of the contest. Once a photo has been chosen as a finalist, all photos from that photographer will be removed from the contest.

Voting begins at 9am February 21, and the first photo will be featured on TheLocalTourist.com at 12:01am February 22. Voting for the daily featured photo will end at 11:59pm on June 3 and the 100th photo will be featured on June 4.

Finalist Phase: From 9am June 5 through 11:59pm June 11, visitors to TheLocalTourist.com will vote on the 100 finalist photos. The photographer whose photo receives the most votes during that time period will win the Grand Prize. Prizes will be awarded to the photographers of the next 9 photos with the most votes cast during the finalist phase.

*All times are Chicago local time and the year is 2013.


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Other prizes include:

Chicago Photography Center

1 day boot camp ($225 value)

Chicago Photography Center Membership ($50 value)

Pretty Quick - Luxury Spa Services

$99 Credit for Luxury Spa Services from Pretty Quick


Edzo's Burger Shop

$25 Gift Card to Edzo's Burger Shop

Want to provide a prize and receive promotion for over 5 months on The Local Tourist? Check out our Prize Sponsor Information & Request Form!

Grand Prize: 

The photographer whose photo receives the most votes from June 2 - June 8 will win: 

Hyatt Regency Chicago 

1 night stay at Hyatt Regency Chicago ($199 value) 

Chicago Photography Center

7 week class ($375 value)

$100 CASH from Janelle Rominski Photography!