Got the Spring-Quarter-not-in-Chicago (or -stuck-in-Chicago) Blues? Show us what it feels like!
Submit a photo of your favorite Chicago memory, or a picture of something in your current location (it can be the Windy City or your hometown!) that reminds you of what you miss about (pre-pandemic) Chicago. In honor of Earth Day (4/22), our “Blues for Chicago” photo contest is also going green: we will select two winners, one that features the BUILT ENVIRONMENT and one that features the NATURAL ENVIRONMENT.
Each photo must also include a <100 word caption about the Chicago subject, place, or memory that you photo is evoking.
We will accept photo submissions through Thursday, May 14. You may submit as many photos as you'd like. Our TWO winners will each receive a $25 gift card to Seminary Co-op Bookstore.* Our BUILT ENVIRONMENT winner will also receive a copy of Lee Bey's Southern Exposure: The Overlooked Architecture of Chicago's South Side (2020); our NATURAL ENVIRONMENT winner will receive Robert Shaw & Jason Lindsey's Windy City Wild (2000). We'll publish the winning photos as well as some of our other favorites, both on this page and on our social media!
*In lieu of gift card, we are happy to make a donation to the South Side Emergency Fund in your name.
Submit your photos here: bit.ly/chicago-studies-photo-contest