Create your entry by following the directions on the online entry form and providing, as one full submission, the following: (1) a photo that fits our criteria (see Submission Criteria); (2) a brief story of the photo’s meaning; (3) the name and contact information of a charity to which you’d like your potential prize money to be donated (See Charity Guidelines), and; (4) a brief explanation of why you selected that charity.
Select your favorite entry (including your own, if you wish) and cast your vote for that entry via our online voting site. You are allowed one vote per day. You are also permitted to share your entry to boost total votes for each voting period. Number of votes resets to zero with each semi-finals and finals round.
Entry Submission Requirements and Contest Guidelines
The contest is open to the general public (limited to U.S. residents), including but not limited to Illinois Mutual agents, policyowners, employees and retirees.
Entry submissions will not be accepted past 2/29/2020 at 11:59 p.m. Central Time.
Online voters determine the winning entries. All site visitors may vote for one entry per day across all rounds of voting.
All voting ends at 11:59 p.m. Central Time on the day each round of voting closes.
Each participant may submit only one photo entry to the contest. Photo submissions must be digital and submitted on this entry website. Illinois Mutual reserves the right to disqualify any entry with inappropriate content.
Photo formats accepted include jpegs, tifs, pngs, pdfs. (medium-sized jpegs preferred)
Website submitted photos cannot exceed 20 MB in size.
Photos that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization (cropping, color and contrast, etc.) will be disqualified. Faxes, Polaroids, professional photographs, photocopies, or photos printed on plain printer paper will not be accepted.
Winning Entry Selection
Winners will be selected from the qualified entries that receive the most online votes. The top ten highest-voted entries will be selected for prizes.
Winners will be notified by email the week of March 23, 2020 and their entries and names will be posted on our Company website and social media platforms (Facebook, LinkedIn).
For all winners, their name and charity of choice may be displayed year-round on Illinois Mutual’s Company website, on promotional materials, and on social media pages.