A contest to find the cover photo of the next Hesperia Recreation and Park District publication is almost over.

The district announced in September it was seeking photos from local residents that captured the essence of the "Parks Make Life Better" slogan. Residents have until Jan. 31 to submit their entry.

The winning entry will adorn the cover of the district's Spring 2013 publication, which features class and activities listings inside. Photos that come in second through fifth will be featured together on the back cover of the publication.

Photos must be taken at one of Hesperia's parks, facilities or during one of the district's programs or events. Entrants don't need to be Hesperia residents to enter.

Voting is now open on the district's Facebook page, www.Facebook.com/HesperiaParks. To vote, visit the page and click "Like" on a particular photo.