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‘Doors of Morton Grove’ the theme for community relations commission’s winter photo contest

The Morton Grove Community Relations Commission’s quarterly photo contest is back.

“We’re changing the contest a little bit,” said Terry Liston, corporation counsel for the village of Morton Grove. “Every quarter, we’ll have a theme.”

This time around, the theme is “Doors of Morton Grove.” Photographers of all skill levels are encouraged to get involved, and entry is available to all Morton residents, businesses, employees and visitors.

Members of the Morton Grove Community Relations Commission are seeking entries, and the village has started receiving submissions.

“People interpret the theme in different ways,” Liston said.

Liston encourages those interested to show the village what the theme means to them.

“We like to let our residents tell the story through photography,” she said.

The village started the initiative four years ago. Liston said the village logo and tagline changed a couple years ago, “and that’s what started the photo contest.”

Entrants are allowed to submit up to five photos highlighting ways the village of Morton Grove is both close and open. The rules stipulate that all photos should be taken in the season represented and should be taken in Morton Grove.

The commission intends to include selected photos to feature on the village’s Facebook page and website, and five winning photos will be enlarged, framed and displayed at village hall. Typically, the contest recognizes one overall winner and one child winner.

“This is a way for our residents to take pride and ownership in the village and to share their talent,” Liston said. “We’ve got some really talented photographers out there. They send us their pictures depicting the positive aspects of Morton Grove.”

The village’s Community Relations Commission is sponsoring the photo contest

The deadline to file photo submissions is Mar. 31.

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