Photos is currently featuring Ohio Lake Erie Commission's Life on Lake Erie photo contest

Our featured photo, the 2013 Overall Judges Favorite, is "Summer Fun", by Dee Riley, from Ashtabula, Ohio. View all 2013 winners.

Ohio Lake Erie Commission now seeking submissions for the 2014 Life on Lake Erie photo contest

Lake Erie enthusiasts who want to capture the essence of Lake Erie life on film — or digitally — can enter the Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC) 2014 Life on Lake Erie photo contest. This year's contest will feature a new category highlighting our unique winter of 2014.

We encourage photographers to submit their favorite winter photos of Lake Erie and its ice cover. This may include icescapes, ice fishing, thawing, or activities that took place during Lake Erie's frozen months. We continue to encourage entries depicting Lake Erie scenescapes, people, and wildlife taken throughout the year.

The Life on Lake Erie photo contest is an opportunity for amateur photographers, age 18 and older, to reveal their passion for one of Ohio's most valuable and dynamic natural features, Lake Erie. Photographs taken between August 1, 2013 and July 31, 2014 in and around the Lake Erie watershed can be submitted to the OLEC through July 31, 2014. Contest details and entry form PDF

Winning photographs will be displayed at various events and through OLEC social media. The photographs may also be used in OLEC publications to promote Lake Erie.

Submit Your Photo

Submit your photo and it may be featured on the site. We are always on the lookout for photos that showcase the beauty of Ohio's seasons.

All fields are required. Your submission will be a public record. Read our privacy notice.



NOTE: By submitting your photo, you are authorizing the Ohio Department of Administrative Services to review it and determine if it is suitable for and to publish it on