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The Zhu family took home first place in last year’s Family Vacation Photo Contest for this picture.
Eric DeGrechie, Managing Editor
4:01 am CDT July 22, 2019

While we all love Chicagoland and the North Shore, getting away for a little bit on a summer vacation often gives us the perfect opportunity to recharge our batteries and appreciate the area even more when we return home. 

Some North Shore families may have hit the road at the beginning of the summer, right after school got out for the kids. Others may have made vacation plans for the next few weeks before classes resume. Either way, we’re betting some wonderful photos will come out of your vacations.   

Whether you shoot family photographs with an old-school camera or use your smartphone to capture all the special moments, memories are made with each click. The best summer vacations are the ones we remember for the rest of our lives and photos help tell the story. 

As the end of summer nears, The Northbrook Tower is hosting the seventh-annual Family Vacation Photo Contest. As with other contests we run, we expect some great entries from our readers. Entries are due at 5 p.m. on Aug. 30. 

Send in a photo from your family vacation this summer 2019 for a chance to get it published in the paper and win a prize from a local business. We’re looking for entries from Northbrook residents. Those interested should send entries to Northbrook Tower Editor Martin Carlino at

Last year, the winning entry was sent in by the Zhu family, of Northbrook. The photo depicts the Zhu family enjoying its summer vacation at the Ancient Agora in Athens, Greece.

We look forward to receiving your entries. Good luck!


Family Vacation Photo Contest

What: Submit a family picture from a 2019 summer vacation

Where: Send to or The Northbrook Tower, 60 Revere Drive Suite 888, Northbrook, 60062

When: Entries due at 5 p.m. Aug. 30 (winner announced in Sept. 5 issue)

Why: First place wins a prize from a local business