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      Amateur photographers, get out your eagle photos

      American Bald Eagle

      The Great Rivers Country Regional Tourism Development Office in Macomb, Ill. has announced the first annual Great Rivers Country Eagle Photo Contest.

      Amateur photographers, age 18 and older, are invited to submit photos for the contest. Photos should be of American Bald Eagles taken at a location in Great Rivers Country.

      The deadline for submissions will be January 31. All entries will be posted to the Great Rivers Country Facebook page for voting. Voting will begin February 14 at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time and go through February 28 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

      Prizes will be awarded to those images receiving the most votes. The first place prize winner will receive $300, second place will receive $150 and third place will receive $50.

      Send your entries to contest@greatriverscountry.info. Include your name, address, the name of your photo, list of digital adjustments and the location where the image was taken. Only digitally uploaded images can be entered.

      Your photo will be posted to the Great Rivers Country Facebook Page by Great Rivers Country. Like it on Facebook here.

      For more information, call 309-837-7460, or visit the Great Rivers Country Regional Tourism Development Office's website for complete contest rules and information by clicking on the Eagle Guide Photo Contest link at www.greatriverscountry.info.