Ottawa River Photography Contest open for submissions

September 2, 2015 | UToday, — Languages, Literature and Social Sciences
By Cassandra DeYoung

Students are invited to submit photos for the fourth annual University of Toledo Ottawa River Photography Contest.

“When we started the contest, we thought it would be something that students would take an interest in,” said Dr. Patrick Lawrence, professor and chair of geography and planning, and chair of the President’s Commission on the River. “There are a lot of folks who enjoy photography, and everyone now has a cell phone that can take pictures, so we thought that this would be a neat way to get students involved and raise awareness of the river.”

“Blue Bridge” by Alyssa Kihara won first place in last year's competition.

“Blue Bridge” by Alyssa Kihara won first place in last year’s competition.

Photographers of all skill levels are encouraged to enter.

Students are limited to a maximum of three entries. Photoshopped images will not be accepted; basic light and color corrections are allowed.

Submissions must be a high-resolution jpeg image of the Ottawa River on UT’s Main Campus. Entries can focus on scenic views, wildlife, nature, people or other river-related themes.

All entries must be submitted by 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14. Submissions should be emailed to Lawrence at and must include title of the photo, student name, Rocket ID, and current phone number.

Awards will be presented to first-, second- and third-place winners Wednesday, Sept. 16, at noon on the Student River Plaza between the Student Union and Carlson Library.

“We give gift cards away for first, second and third place, and will frame those photographs for display in the library,” Lawrence said. “I also give the library all the entries, and they put them on their video displays so all the students’ photos along with their names are running on those displays.”

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