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GLIN==> Deadline Nears for "Life on Lake Erie" Photo Contest



NEWS RELEASE
July 22, 2004


PHOTO ENTRIES NEARING DEADLINE FOR OHIO'S "LIFE ON LAKE ERIE" PHOTO CONTEST 
Deadline is August 6

The deadline to participate in the "Life On Lake Erie" Amateur Photo 
Contest is just a couple weeks away. The powerful relationships between 
Lake Erie and the people, plants and animals that enjoy it are the focus of 
this year's contest, which is sponsored by the Ohio Lake Erie Commission.

Winning photographs will be chosen from six categories and featured 
throughout the year in a traveling display along Ohio's north coast. Entry 
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 or on 
slide and must 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
      shoreline.

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 ways 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!  Nature 
walks, picnicking, ice fishing, scuba diving, hunting and trapping are just 
a few choices.

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 www.epa.state.oh.us/oleo 
<http://www.epa.state.oh.us/oleo> .

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 premier natural 
resource and promoting responsible development in the region.
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For Additional Information Contact:
Patricia Madigan, Ohio Lake Erie Commission
(419) 245-2514 -or- (614) 644-2782


																	



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