Life on Lake Erie Photo Contest

2017 Life on Lake Erie Photo Contest


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 25th Annual Life on Lake Erie photo contest. 

Lake Erie Starts Here is the theme for this milestone photo contest. Entries should show how people’s actions, including those on the land, are improving the lake. The watershed is where Lake Erie water quality starts.

The Life on Lake Erie photo contest is an opportunity for amateur photographers to reveal their passion for one of Ohio’s most valuable and dynamic natural features, Lake Erie. Entries are CLOSED for the year.

2017 RULES

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.

2016 "Life on Lake Erie"  Judges' Favorites

Ashtabula Lighthouse by Dee RileyJUDGES' OVERALL FAVORITE: Ashtabula Lighthouse by Dee Riley of Ashtabula, Ohio

Storm a Brewing by Richard McBrideStorm a Brewing by Richard McBride of Conneaut, OH


Township Park by Richard McBrideTownship Park by Richard McBride of Conneaut, OH

After the Storm by Sandra CobbAfter the Storm by Sandra Cobb of Lakewood, OH


Icy Cleveland Sunset by Eric FisherIcy Cleveland Sunset by Eric Fisher of Shaker Heights, OH


Milkweed Leaf with Monarch Caterpillar by Destiny PalikMilkweed Leaf with Monarch Caterpillar by Destiny Palik of Columbus, OH


The Territory Dance by Valerie GiovannucciThe Territory Dance by Valerie Giovannucci of Maumee, OH


Colors of Fall by Keith GoodColors of Fall by Keith Good of Maumee, OH

Lifeguard by Sarah NorthLifeguard by Sarah North of Waterville, OH

Sunkissed Glow by Amy RitchieSunkissed Glow by Amy Ritchie of Madison, OH