Annual Photo Contest

What to Enter

Amateur photographers may submit up to three previously unpublished color or black-and-white images, taken in the last three years and captured somewhere within a 60-mile radius of Lake Erie (both the U.S. and the Canadian sides of the lake) or Chautauqua Lake. Photos must be at least 300 dpi resolution.

How to Enter

Via Email: Send your submission to along with your name, phone number, address and a brief description of the photo, including where it was taken and what device you used to take the image.

Deadline: Feb. 1, 2023

Prize Details

The entries of all winners will be published in the May/June issue of Lake Erie Living magazine. A selection of images from finalists may also appear in future issues, ancillary products, and promotional/marketing materials of Lake Erie Living and the Lake Erie Living Travel Guide.

All winners will receive a subscription to Lake Erie Living magazine. 

Additional prize details to come.

Official Rules

The Lake Erie Living Annual Photo Contest is open to amateur photographers who are at least 18 years old. People who derive more than half their annual income from photography and employees of Great Lakes Publishing are not eligible to enter.

Copyright of the image remains the property of the photographer. Entry into this contest constitutes the entrant’s irrevocable and perpetual consent to use, reproduce, print, publish, transmit, distribute, sell, adapt, enhance or display submissions for any purpose, in any media, by Great Lakes Publishing, for no other consideration beyond photographer credit.

All entrants must hold all rights to a photograph. For a photo in which a person is recognizable, entrants acknowledge they have sufficient written permission of anyone appearing in the image to grant Lake Erie Living the right to publish their photographic submission, and hereby grant Lake Erie Living such right. Photographs previously published or pending publication, or photos that violate or infringe upon another person's copyright, are not eligible.

We do not accept digitally or otherwise enhanced or altered photos. Minor adjustments, including spotting, dodging, and burning, contrast and slight color adjustments or the digital equivalents, are acceptable. If our judges see that a photographer has obviously altered a photo, they reserve the right to disqualify it.