Lake Erie Living magazine has launched the 2008 Lake Erie Living Photo Contest. Amateur photographers are encouraged to head to the shores of Lake Erie to visually capture the beauty, activities, and lifestyle of the lake and enter their photographs for a chance to win prizes, including a Nikon D40x with 18-55mm lens, from Lake Erie Living magazine. The deadline for photograph submissions is September 12, 2008.
Amateur photographers may submit up to three previously unpublished photographs, taken in the last three years, and captured somewhere within a 30-mile radius of Lake Erie (both the U.S. and Canadian side of the lake). The three contest categories are drawn from those subjects of special interest to Lake Erie Living magazine: (1) Nature and Wildlife (2) Architecture and the Man-Made Environment and (3) People.
According to Lake Erie Living Travel Editor Laura Blake, "Our readers enjoy Lake Erie in many unique ways. This contest allows us to catch a glimpse of their Lake Erie and further exposes the greatness and beauty of the region for everyone to see."
In October, a team of judges will select winners from 30 finalists, 10 for each of the three categories. The grand-prize and category award winners will be announced in the December/January issue of Lake Erie Living magazine and on http://www.lakeerieliving.com/. A selection of images from finalists may also appear in a Lake Erie Living calendar, the Lake Erie Travel Guide and future issues of Lake Erie Living. Contest rules, prize details, and entry instructions are accessible at http://photocontest.lakeerieliving.com/ and in the current issue of Lake Erie Living now on newsstands.