Lake Erie Center

LEC Photo Contest


Camera enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels are invited to participate in the Lake Erie Center's 6th annual photo contest, themed "The Nature of our Region: From Oak Openings to Maumee Bay". Our region has many natural resources, and we want you to share your vision with us! Take your best snapshots of your favorite nature topic within NW Ohio, including wildlife, plants, landscapes, or people interacting with nature, then send them in and compete.


To participate, all entries must be submitted by Monday, November 10, 2015. Color or Black and White photographs will be accepted. Entries will be divided and judged by age groups in the following classes: junior youth (6 and under), youth (7 - 12), teens (13-17), adults, and special needs adults. Entries limited to five (5) per person. 

Prizes include $50 VISA gift cards for the winner of each age category!

How do I enter?


1.  View the official rules
2.  Submit your digital photos in .jpg, .tif, or .png formats to: lakeeriecenter@utoledo.edu, along with the following information:

  • Name
  • Age and category entering (adult, teen or youth)
  • E-mail address
  • Phone number
  • Number of photos you're submitting
  • Photo locations 
  • Any additional information about your photos that you wish to provide

Visit our Facebook Page to view winning entries from previous years! 

Last Updated: 3/23/15