Public Outreach


Each year the Ohio Lake Erie Commission sponsors public outreach events related to Lake Erie.

Now accepting entries for 2017 Life on Lake Erie Photo Contest

Ohio is now accepting entries for the 2017 Life on Lake Erie photo contest. Lake Erie enthusiasts and visitors alike should submit their best images of people enjoying Lake Erie and the resources throughout Ohio’s portion of the lake’s watershed.

New in 2017, winning photos will be selected to represent each of the Ohio Lake Erie Commission member agencies along with an overall judges’ favorite. We are specifically looking for your best shots of people and how they interact with the lake, the rivers that flow to the lake, and the land in Ohio’s portion of the Lake Erie watershed on which we live.

The Life on Lake Erie photo contest is open to all amateur photographers, which is defined as people who do not earn income from their photography. Photographs should have been taken between August 1, 2016 and July 31, 2017 in and around the Lake Erie watershed will qualify for the 2017 contest. Entries are due August 1, 2017. See Entry Form for additional details.

Winning photographs will be displayed at various events and through OLEC social media. The photographs may also be used in Commission publications to promote Lake Erie.

Lake Erie Awards: See the press release about the 2014 award winners.


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