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58. Spring Break 2013 Photo Contest Starts TODAY!

58. Spring Break 2013 Photo Contest Starts TODAY!

Home Newsroom 58. Spring Break 2013 Photo Contest Starts TODAY!

Well, it was fun while it lasted! But now that spring break is officially over, it’s time to relive the memories with our 2013 Spring Break Photo Contest. The sun was shining a little brighter and the temperature rose in Barrington last week, so it felt like a little escape for those of us who spent the break at home.  The highlight of the week for my family was the time we spent outside. Our backyard became a destination once again, with the sand box and the swing set curing the cabin fever of our long, cold winter.

Post - Swing Set Silhouette
Swing Set Silhouette

But I’ve seen many photos on Facebook this past week of friends vacationing in the sunshine.  I wistfully imagined myself on a beach like the one in this image, submitted by photographer, Kelly Katis, for last year’s Spring Break Photo Contest.

“Flip Flop Still Life” – Kelly Katis
“Flip Flop Still Life” – Kelly Katis

So whether you took this year’s spring break photos in your back yard, enjoying life in Chicagoland or on a sunny beach somewhere, we hope you’ll consider sharing for one last look at the spring break that was and a for chance to win one of these three great local prizes…

$100 in Chamber Bucks

The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce is giving us $100 in Chamber Bucks to give to one winner. It’ll be a check you can spend at any Chamber member business in the Barrington area. That includes retail shops, restaurants, service providers and more, excluding our grocery stores. To see what businesses are members, visit the Chamber’s Business Directory at

$50 to Spend at Wool Street

Wool Street Grill & Sports Bar is also offering one of our contest prizes.  We have a $50 Wool Street gift card to give away.  That’ll come in handy, especially as we return to the days when we can dine, drink and relax with friends in Wool Street’s awesome outdoor patio.  But you won’t have to wait for the weather to warm up.  To check out Wool Street’s food & drinks menus, music and events calendars, visit their website at

$40 to Spend at Deer Park Town Center

And Deer Park Town Center is offering a $40 gift card for one winner to spend at any of their stores or restaurants.  Did you know there are new places to shop at Deer Park Town Center?  Clarks Footwear recently opened near Avalon Salon and Day Spa.  Also new is Bevello, a women’s designer boutique for clothing, shoes, accessories and gifts located next to Brighton Collectibles.  And Lululemon Athletica is opening this month!  They’ll be announcing the official Lululemon opening date at

Contest Details

Entering the 2013 Spring Break Photo Contest is easy!   Just submit your image (at least 630 pixels wide) and caption in the form below.  You are welcome to submit more than one image, but each photographer has a chance to win only one prize.  We will be accepting images through this Friday, when we share the images here at and open it up to a vote.  We’ll announce the winners one week from today, on Monday, April 8th.

To see images entered in last year’s contest, check out the slideshow below or CLICK HERE for last year’s contest winners. 

And here’s the contest form.  Good Luck!

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