• V.T.H.S.

Announcing the 2018 Old Thornton Photo/Artifact Contest

In celebration of the State of Illinois’ 200th Anniversary, The Thornton Historical Society is announcing the 2018 Old Thornton Photo/Artifact Contest.

Dates: July 6 - September 17, 2018

All are welcome to enter the contest. Submissions must be from the Village of Thornton, Illinois.

Categories: • Oldest Photo: Must be taken in Thornton, IL • Oldest Artifact: (quarry fossils do not count!) Must be from Thornton, IL. • Judges’ Choice: Photo and Artifact

Prizes: First, second and third place prizes will be awarded in each category. • 1st Prize: Thornton Coverlet • 2nd Prize: $25 Jimboo’s Gift Certificate • 3rd Prize: Thornton T-Shirt

Judging will be done and prizes awarded September 22nd at the Thornton Historical Museum, 114 N. Hunter. Winners not in attendance will be contacted via phone or email. Winners will be announced on the Thornton Historical Society website and posted at the Thornton Library.

How to Enter: • In-Person: Submission forms will be available at the Thornton Public Library. • Online: CLICK HERE to Download and print a Submission Form. • Mail-in submissions will NOT be accepted.

Bring your entry and completed form to the Thornton Library from July 6-Sept. 17. Entries will be on display to the public in a locked case at the library. If you live out of town you may submit a good quality scan (at least 300 dpi) of your photo or artifact, along with a submission form, to: ThorntonILHS@gmail.com


CLICK HERE to read the official rules.

114 N Hunter St, Thornton, IL 60476 

(708)877-6589

Mailing Address: PO Box 34, Thornton, IL 60476