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Posted on: May 4, 2017

Village seeks Lilac Time photos for Fourth Annual Lilac Time Photo Contest


Lombard is hosting its 4th Annual Lilac Time Photo Contest, seeking photos from Lilac Time events in Lombard, May 6-21. The winning photos will be featured on the Village website, displayed at Village Hall and used in future promotional materials.

The contest is open to residents and visitors, and must include imagery from Lombard’s 2017 Lilac Time. Categories include: Best photo of Lilacia Park, photo that best shows the spirit of community in Lombard, and the best Lilac Time Parade photo. The goal of the contest is to collect and display beautiful images from the community during Lombard’s most popular time of year. Images will be judged by the Community Relations Committee and winners will be contacted via email and announced on the Village’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages on June 16, 2017. The first place winner will receive a price worth no less than $100, the second place winner will receive a prize worth no less than $50, and the third place winner will receive a prize worth no less than $25. The winning photos will contain iconic imagery that focuses specifically on Lombard during Lilac Time. Judging is also based on composition, lighting, shape, value,color, and texture.

In order to be considered, submissions must follow the contest rules including:

  • Images must be submitted by person who took the picture. You cannot submit another person’s photograph.
  • Photographs must be from the 2017 Lilac Time Festival.
  • Submissions must specify which category they represent (Best Lilacia Park photo, photo that best shows spirit of community in Lombard, Best Lilac Time Parade photo.)
  • All images must be named. (Example: 2016’s winning photograph by Lindsey Rivers was entitled “Looking back Through the Lilacs.”
  • Submissions must be received by Friday, May 26 at 4:30 p.m. and require a signed release form available at
  • Entries must be submitted digitally through email to, on CD or flash drive to Village Hall (255 E. Wilson Ave.), or via social media by using #VOLLilacTime.
  • Entries are limited to 5 images per person. If more than 5 photos are submitted by one individual, only the first 5 photos will be judged.

A number of photos submitted to the Village during the Lilac Time Photo Contest will also be featured in a gallery on the Village’s Facebook page and used for future use by the Village of Lombard. All photos submitted to the Village during the contest are subject to future use by the Village of Lombard.

Anyone with questions about the Lilac Time Photo Contest can contact Communications Coordinator Avis Meade at (630) 620-5718 or email For a full listing of Lilac Time events, go to  


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