ERIE COMMISSION SPONSORS 2006 “LIFE ON LAKE ERIE”
– 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.
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.
To enter, send a 5x7-inch print via U.S.
Mail (along with a completed entry form) to the commission’s headquarters
at One Maritime
Plaza, 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 two times. Winning
photographs will be exhibited at various points of interest along the lake
shoreline as part of the Lake Erie Commission Photo Gallery.
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