Article Posted: July 19, 2004

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Photograph entries must be received by August 6

TOLEDO, OH - The deadline to participate in the "Life on Lake Erie" Amateur
Photo Contest is weeks away. The powerful relationships between Lake Erie
and the people, plants and animals that enjoy it is the focus of this year's
contest, which is sponsored by the Ohio Lake Erie Commission (LEC).
Winning photographs will be chosen from six categories and featured in the
fall in a traveling display along Ohio's north coast. Deadline is August 6.
Entrants must be age 18 or older and cannot earn more than 51 percent of
their income as photographers. Photos must be taken within the past year and
feature Lake Erie's coastal areas. Each photographer is allowed no more than
four entries per category. Photos may be submitted digitally and on slide
and include an official contest entry form.
A winner will be selected in each of six contest categories:
* Lake Erie Lighthouses - Beautiful lighthouses adorn the Lake Erie
shoreline, ready to be caught in all their glory.
* Shoreline Landscapes - Lake Erie offers 262 miles of breathtaking
* Plants & Wildlife - Eagle nests, meadows, aquatic plants, there is
certainly a wild side to Lake Erie.
* Traveling Ohio's Shoreline - Recreational watercraft, ships, trains,
planes and various motor vehicles are among the means to get around the
shoreline. Show off what you have seen.
* Seasons of Lake Erie - Capture all the seasons of Lake Erie, whether
it is lined with flowers, snow or fallen leaves.
* Fun on Ohio's North Coast - There is plenty of fun on Lake Erie,
including nature walks, picnicking, ice fishing, scuba diving, hunting and
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 received by 5 p.m. on Friday, August 6, 2004. E-mail entries
will not be accepted. Entries can be sent to "Life On Lake Erie" Photo
Contest 2004, 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. Forms are available by
calling 419-245-2514 or from the commission's web site at
The commission is made up of the directors of the Ohio Environmental
Protection Agency and the Ohio 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.

Source: ODNR

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