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GLIN==> 2001 Life on Lake Erie Photo Contest Winners Announced

For Immediate Release

Ohio Lake Erie Commission Announces
2001 Life on Lake Erie Photo Contest Winners
TOLEDO, OH - The Ohio Lake Erie Commission is pleased to announce the winners of the 2001 Life on Lake Erie Photography Contest, which were unveiled at the 10th Annual Ohio Lake Erie Conference on September 6, 2001 at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites LaMalfa Centre in Mentor, OH.  The Life on Lake Erie Photo Contest is part of Ohio's Coastweeks, the state's annual celebration of Lake Erie.  

This amateur photography contest was developed to encourage participants to visit the shorelines of Lake Erie to take photographs and develop an appreciation of the lake.  The contest judging panel of 9 representatives from several state and federal agencies and contest sponsors selected one grand prize winner and two honorable mentions from each of the following categories: Boats, Beaches & Bass; Habitats are Homes; Wonders of Water; and Lake Erie Living. 

The 2001 Grand Prize Winners are: Andrea Nagy of Avon (including Overall Judges' Choice), Donna Garven of Akron, Dave Kelch of Grafton, and Ursula Ryan of North Olmsted.

The 2001 Honorable Mention Winners are: Dale Dominick (2 honorable mentions), Roger Upp of Toledo, Ursula Ryan of North Olmsted (2 honorable mentions), Pat Snider of Marblehead, George Danchisen III of Port Clinton, and Brid Wills of Mantua.

Each of the Grand Prize Winners will receive a "Bed & Breakfast" Getaway from one of the following Lake Erie resort sponsors: Maumee Bay Resort & Conference Center in Oregon, Radisson Harbor Inn in Sandusky, The Lodge at Sawmill Creek Resort & Conference Center in Huron, and OurGuest Inn & Suites in Port Clinton.  Honorable Mention Winners will be awarded photography-related prizes valued at $50.  All 12 winning photos will be displayed in a traveling exhibit for the next year at various locations along Ohio's Northcoast. The Life on Lake Erie Photography Contest is open to amateur photographers of all ages.  All entries become the property of the Ohio Lake Erie Commission and are used for educational, promotional and informational purposes. 

Next year's contest is currently in the process of being reviewed and revamped. For more information on how to become involved in the Life on Lake Erie 2002 Photography Contest, contact the Ohio Lake Erie Commission Office at: 419/245-2514, by email at: oleo@www.epa.state.oh.us or by mail: One Maritime Plaza, Toledo, OH  43604-1866. 


For press information, contact Jamie Kochensparger, Public Information Specialist, 
Ohio Lake Erie Commission, at 419/245-2514 or jamie.kochen@www.epa.state.oh.us			

Jamie Kochensparger
Public Information Specialist
Ohio Lake Erie Commission
One Maritime Plaza, 4th Floor
Toledo, OH  43604-1866
V:  419/245-2514
F:  419/245-2519
E:  jamie.kochen@www.epa.state.oh.us

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