OHIO LAKE ERIE COMMISSION AGAIN SPONSORING|
"LIFE ON LAKE ERIE" AMATEUR PHOTO CONTEST
TOLEDO, OH -- The people, plants and animals that live and play in
and around Lake Erie are all subjects for the 2003 "Life On Lake Erie"
Amateur Photo Contest, sponsored by the Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC).
Winning photographs will be featured in the fall at a traveling
display along Ohio's north coast and will be exhibited during the 2003
Coastweeks celebration, August 23 to September 21.
Entrants must be age 18 or older and cannot earn more than 51
percent of their income as photographers. All photos must be taken within
the last two years and must be submitted in slide form. An official contest
entry form must accompany each slide submitted. Forms are available by
calling 419-245-2514 or from the commission's web site at
www.epa.state.oh.us/oleo . There is no limit to the number of slides that
one photographer may submit.
First and second place winners will be selected in each of five
* Family Fun - Capturing a family's enthusiasm for swimming, boating,
fishing, picnicking and playing on Lake Erie.
* Life On The Edge - Developing images of people, plants or animals
living, working and playing on Ohio's North Coast.
* Above And Below - Capturing views of Lake Erie from high in the sky
or down under the water's surface!
* Balanced Growth - Showing sustainable development on Lake Erie where
smart planning has been used to protect the environment, preserve farmland
and open space and promote livable communities.
* Lake Erie Heritage - Celebrating Ohio's bicentennial year with an
image of a historic activity or festival in the Lake Erie region.
Representatives of the OLEC will judge the contest. Entries will be
evaluated on the basis of creativity, photographic quality and effectiveness
in conveying the beauty and unique character of Ohio's Lake Erie coast.
Entries must be postmarked by 5 p.m. on Friday, August 8, to "Life
On Lake Erie" Photo Contest 2003, Ohio Lake Erie Commission, One Maritime
Plaza, Fourth Floor, Toledo, Ohio 43604-1866. All entries become the
property of the commission for use in educational and promotional materials.
The commission is made up of the directors of the Ohio Environmental
Protection Agency and the departments of natural resources, transportation,
development, health and agriculture. The commission was established for the
purpose of protecting Lake Erie and its watershed as Ohio's premiere natural
resource and promoting responsible development in the region.