It's on! Lincoln Memorial Garden's annual photography contest has officially begun. The garden is a woodland and prairie landscape with which Abraham Lincoln would have been familiar while growing up in the Midwest. It contains plants that are native to the three states where he lived – Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois. Designed by internationally known landscape architect Jens Jensen, the 100-acre site features six miles of trails, footbridges, a pond, eight stone council rings and dozens of wooden benches inscribed with Lincoln quotations. The garden attracts thousands of visitors each year, including birdwatchers, photographers, artists, nature enthusiasts and schoolchildren. The contest categories, including living creatures, botanicals, landscapes and celebrating life at the garden, offer many opportunities for you to capture the essence of the garden on camera. You may submit up to 10 photographs in any of the categories. Sept. 5 is the deadline for submissions, and the winning entries will be displayed at the Fall Festival in October. Visit the website at for contest rules and submission guidelines.

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Through Friday, Sept. 2, 5 p.m.
Lincoln Memorial Garden
2301 E. Lake Shore Drive

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