ERIE COMMISSION SPONSORS 2006 “LIFE ON LAKE ERIE”
Winning photos from 2005
contest now on exhibit at the Lake Erie Nature & Science Center
– Camera buffs and photo aficionados are encouraged to enter this
year’s “Life on Lake Erie”
photo contest, sponsored by the Ohio Lake Erie Commission.
year, the contest drew a record 400 entries and produced some extraordinary
images of the lake and its people,” said Edwin Hammett, executive
director of the commission.
contest is open to amateur photographers who enjoy taking snapshots of Lake Erie. As with the 2005 contest, this year’s competition has
no specific subject categories and may depict a person, plant, wildlife,
activity or scene that captures the unique character of the Lake
Erie watershed. All contestants must be age 18 or older. All photo
entries must have been taken between August 3, 2005 and July 10, 2006. The
deadline for submitting photos is July 20, 2006.
send a 5x7-inch print via U.S. Mail (along with a completed entry form) to the
commission’s headquarters at One
Fourth Floor, Toledo, Ohio 43604.
Black and white, as well as color photographs will be accepted. No more than four
entries will be accepted from one household. Individuals can win up to
photographs will be exhibited at various points of interest along the lake
shoreline as part of the Lake Erie Commission Photo Gallery.
on Lake Erie” photo contest winners are on exhibit until the end of April at the Lake Erie Nature &
Science Center in Bay Village (Cuyahoga
exhibits are planned for the Ottawa County
Regional Welcome Center near Port Clinton in May; the on-site Keepers’ House Museum
at Marblehead Lighthouse
State Park (Ottawa
County) in June; the Black River
Historical Society in Lorain (Lorain County)
in July; the Great Lakes Marine & Coast Guard Museum
in Ashtabula (Ashtabula County)
rules and entry form for the 2006 “Life on Lake Erie”
photo contest are available at the commission’s website at www.epa.state.oh.us/oleo or by calling
the office at 419-245-2514.
Lake Erie Commission was established for the purpose of preserving Lake Erie's natural resources, protecting the quality of
its waters and ecosystem, and promoting economic development of the region. The
director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources serves as the commission's
chairman. Additional members include the directors of the state departments of
Transportation, Health, Development, Agriculture, and the Ohio Environmental
commission oversees the Ohio Lake Erie Protection Fund, which is supported by
Ohioans each time they purchase a Lake Erie license plate displaying either the
Marblehead Lighthouse or the Toledo Harbor Lighthouse designed by Ohio artist Ben
Richmond. This money is used to fund grants that focus on improving the quality
of Lake Erie and furthering the goals laid out
in the Lake Erie Protection &
Additional Information Contact:
Edwin Hammett, Ohio Lake Erie Commission