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The Life On Lake Erie Photo Contest

Ohio Lake Erie Office
Press Release
August 26, 1997
For Information Contact:
Debbie Katterheinrich, Public Information Specialist
E-mail: oleo@great-lakes.net
Submit Your Scenes of Lake Erie
in 1997 Amateur Photography Contest

Ohioans of all ages enjoy capturing the special scenes of Lake Erie and its shoreline on film.  The Ohio Lake Erie Office's amateur photography contest is the perfect way to showcase your pictures and be eligible to win great prizes. But the September 1, 1997 contest deadline is drawing near, so send in your submissions today. 

The Sixth Annual Life on Lake Erie Photo Contest is designed to encourage participants to visit the shorelines of Lake Erie to take photographs and develop a greater appreciation of the lake.  Four (4) grand prize winners will be selected, along with eight (8) honorable mention winners.  Each of the grand prize winners will be awarded a $100 cash prize, and honorable mention winners will receive photography-related prizes valued at $50 each.

Contest participants can enter in any of the following categories: Natural Resources, Recreation, Commerce and Transportation, and Life on Lake Erie.  There is no limit on the number of entries per person, however each must be submitted in slide form along with a completed entry form.  All photos taken between September 1, 1996 and September 1, 1997 are eligible. 

The 1997 Life on Lake Erie Photo Contest is open to amateur photographers of all ages.  All entries become the property of the Ohio Lake Erie Office and are utilized for educational, promotional, and informational purposes.  Selected entries will also appear in the Ohio Life on Lake Erie Calendar.  The photo contest is part of Ohio's Coastweeks '97, the state's annual premiere celebration of Lake Erie and its shoreline.  Coastweeks, which features a variety of recreational, educational and environmental events, will be held August 30 through September 21, 1997. 

All entries must be received at the Ohio Lake Erie Office by 5:00 PM on Monday, September 1, 1997.  The 1997 Life on Lake Erie Photo Contest winners will be announced at the Ohio Lake Erie Conference on September 18, 1997 at the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland.    

To receive a photo contest brochure and entry form or more information about Ohio's Coastweeks, contact the Ohio Lake Erie Office, One Maritime Plaza, Toledo, OH 43604-1866, email: oleo@great-lakes.net or phone 419/245-2514.

Information available at http://www.great-lakes.net/partners/oleo/lolepc.html