The Ohio Lake Erie Commission is seeking submissions for its 27th annual “Life on Lake Erie” photo contest, which invites amateur photographers to submit their favorite photos of Lake Erie and surrounding landscapes.

“Lake Erie is one of our greatest natural resources, and protecting it is a priority of my administration,” Governor Mike DeWine said. “This contest gives amateur photographers an opportunity to show off their talents while capturing the beauty of the lake.”

The contest is open to amateur photographers who are at least 18 years old and who submit original photos taken between Aug. 1, 2018, and July 31, 2019, of Ohio’s Lake Erie watershed. Entries may include photos of the lake itself or surrounding landscapes, boating, swimming, ice fishing, people, wildlife, or events around the lake, for example.

The entry form and official contest rules can be found at the Ohio Lake Erie Commission’s website. The deadline to enter the contest is July 31, 2019. Winning entries will be announced at the fall meeting of the Ohio Lake Erie Commission. Winning photographs may be displayed on the commission’s website, social media platforms, and publications to promote Lake Erie.

Winners of the 2017 and 2018 Lake Erie photo contest will be featured in a gallery tour coordinated by the commission and local partners to provide opportunities for the public to view the photos. The photo display will appear throughout the year at locations such as the Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake, Maumee Bay Lodge, Great Lakes Science Center, Lake Erie Shores & Islands Tourism Center, and Ohio Statehouse.

The Ohio Lake Erie Commission works to preserve Lake Erie’s natural resources, to protect the quality of its waters and ecosystem, and to promote economic development of the region.

About Sarah Schott

I have enjoyed hunting, fishing, and the outdoors my entire life. My enjoyment of writing, reading, and teaching others leads me to want to share my passions of the environment. I have also found conservation to be very important and I am well aware of how important conservation choices are! Through my work with the District, I like to deliver information that is helpful, inspiring, and challenging for our readers to make even better conservation choices of all our natural resources!

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