Congratulations to our Fort de Chartres Photo Boom finalists! Favorite Fort photos were submitted by various area photographers and our select panel of judges has made its choices. You might notice they couldn’t pick just 10 Fort photo favorites, so we have 12 entries to display. Over the summer months these 12 photos will be displayed online and during the monthly cannon shoots July 1, August 5, and September 2, from 10 AM until noon, and during the September Artillery Safety School at Fort de Chartres on September 9 and 10. The public is asked to vote at the Fort site when the photos are displayed in the Trading Post during the upcoming summer cannon events or you can cast your vote right HERE AND NOW online through September 10 (details outlined below). To view a larger image of any of the contest photos in the page’s contest photo carousel above, just click on the desired photo in the display.

Votes are cast by making a $1 donation for each vote for your favorite Fort photo and you are welcomed to vote as often as you like, no limit on number of votes you can cast. he photographer’s photo with the most votes, raising the most funds, will be our grand winner, and will be announced at the September Cannon School. The winning photo will be placed in the Fort de Chartres Museum in a place of honor for one full year.

All Photo Boom contest proceeds will be used to make much needed and necessary repairs to the Fort de Chartres Cannon and this photo contest is sponsored by Les Amis du Fort de Chartres.

To vote online, just pick your favorite photo finalist below then click on the blue caption name and you will be directed to the PayPal donation page for that photo. Happy voting, thank you to everyone who submitted photos and to all those voting in our contest. Your votes will help repair our Fort cannon!


Gary Adams 1
Matt Munsell
Debra Horne
Dianna Mueller
Gary Adams 2
Martin Florczyk 1
Jan Zengel
JC Stahlman
Martin Florczyk 2
Renea Davis
Judy Brinkman
Tracy Stumpf