2020 Life on Lake Erie Photo Contest

Reveal your passion for one of Ohio’s most valuable and dynamic natural features, Lake Erie! Enthusiasts who want to capture the essence of Lake Erie life on film – or digitally – can enter the Ohio Lake Erie Commission's 28th Annual Life on Lake Erie photo contest. What does Life on Lake Erie mean to you? Birding, sunsets, boating, fishing, or relaxing on a beach with your friends and family...get out there and share it with us!

2020 RULES AND ENTRY FORM

It is acceptable to take a picture of the completed/signed entry form and submit it as an image file along with your photo.

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.

Gallery Tour

Dates will be updated in April, 2020

Over the years, the Ohio Lake Erie Commission has coordinated with local partners to provide opportunities for public viewing of the Lake Erie Photo Contest winners. In 2020, the gallery tour will provide public viewing areas of the 2019 Photo Contest winners. The tour will also provide an opportunity to raise awareness of the Ohio Lake Erie Commission and its member agencies. The tour will provide an opportunity for the Lake Erie Commission to expand its media outreach and explore ways to further engage the Lake Erie community in the future. Please find below the tentative dates and galley tour venue host locations. Thank you to all of our partner hosts along Lake Erie!

April Great Lakes Science Center (Cuyahoga County), Cleveland Ohio
April  The Lodge at Geneva on the Lake (in partnership with Geneva State Park) (Ashtabula County)
May Maumee Bay Lodge (in partnership with Maumee Bay State Park) (Lucas County)
June State Capitol, Map Room, Columbus
July Lake Erie Shores & Islands Tourism Center (Ottawa County)

 

 

 

2019 Winners

2019 "Life on Lake Erie" Judges' Favorites

The Lifeline of Erie by Hari Gopalakrishnan

The Lifeline of Erie by Hari Gopalakrishnan

 

High Waves by Rich McBride

High Waves by Rich McBride

 

Twilight Skyline by Brian Roberts

Twilight Skyline by Brian Roberts

 

Room with a View by Shea Alltmont

Room with a View by Shea Alltmont

 

2019 "Life on Lake Erie"  Winning Photos

The Glow in the Darkness by Hari Gopalakrishnan

The Glow in the Darkness by Hari Gopalakrishnan

 

Missing my Mom by Andrea Nagy

Missing my Mom by Andrea Nagy

 

Dinosaur Driftwood by Shea Alltmont

Dinosaur Driftwood by Shea Alltmont

 

Summer Sunrise at the Lake by Kelly Chalfant

Summer Sunrise at the Lake by Kelly Chalfant

 

Spring at Metzger Marsh by Brian Ellithorpe

Spring at Metzger Marsh by Brian Ellithorpe

 

Sailing at Sunset by Rich McBride

Sailing at Sunset by Rich McBride

 

Pleasure Craft at Cullen Park by Lucas Madison

Pleasure Craft at Cullen Park by Lucas Madison