For Immediate Release
June 29, 2015

Ohio Lake Erie Commission Seeking Submissions for Life on Lake Erie Photo Contest

Deadline to enter July 31, 2015

Lake Erie enthusiasts who want to capture the essence of Lake Erie life on camera can enter the Ohio Lake Erie Commission’s (OLEC) 2015 Life on Lake Erie photo contest.

The OLEC encourages photographers to submit their favorite seasonal photos of Lake Erie and the region including scenes and landscapes, icescapes, ice fishing, thawing, wineries, recreation, people, wildlife and events. Multiple entries are encouraged.

The Life on Lake Erie photo contest is an opportunity for amateur photographers, age 18 and older, to reveal their passion for one of Ohio’s most valuable and dynamic natural features, Lake Erie. Photographs taken between Aug. 1, 2014, and July 31, 2015, in and around the Lake Erie watershed can be submitted to the OLEC through July 31.

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.

To enter send a compact disc (CD) with the electronic image file and a completed entry form to the Ohio Lake Erie Commission, 111 E. Shoreline Drive, Sandusky, OH 44870. Entry forms are available at http://lakeerie.ohio.gov. Participants may also submit images and electronic form via email to lakeerie@lakeerie.ohio.gov. Submissions must be the original work of the photographer. Black and white and color photographs will be accepted. Digitally altered photos will not be accepted.

OLEC was established for the purpose of preserving Lake Erie's natural resources, protecting the quality of its waters and ecosystem and promoting economic development in the region. The director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) serves as the commission's chairman.

Additional members include the directors of the state departments of Transportation, Health, Development Services, Agriculture, Natural Resources and four additional members appointed by Governor John Kasich.

For more information, contact:
Heidi Rife, Ohio Lake Erie Commission
(419) 621-2040

Dina Pierce, Ohio EPA
(614) 644-2160


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