Lake Erie Center accepting submissions for photo contest

October 16, 2015 | Events, UToday
By Cassandra DeYoung

Submissions for The University of Toledo’s 2015 Lake Erie Center Photo Contest are being accepted through Friday, Oct. 30.

The contest’s theme is “The Nature of Our Region: From Oak Openings to Maumee Bay.” Entries should capture nature in northwest Ohio and can include wildlife, plants, landscapes, and people interacting with nature.

2015PhotoContest_Revised aug 2015Photos can be entered into five categories: adult, special needs adult, teens between the ages of 13 and 17, youth between the ages of 7 and 12, and junior youth age 6 and younger.

The first-place winner of each age category will receive a $50 Visa gift card.

“We highly encourage everyone to participate; it’s a great opportunity to connect with nature in a positive way,” said Kathy Sullivan, communication and technology specialist at the Lake Erie Center.

Winning entries will be displayed in the Lake Erie Center’s lobby and on the center’s website and Facebook page.

All submitted photos will be eligible for the People’s Choice Award, a separate contest where the public can vote on their favorite shots.

Entries should be submitted as digital photos in jpg, tif or png formats. Minimal digital manipulation is permitted.

To enter, email photos to with the following information: name, age and category entering, email address, phone number, number of photos being submitted, and photo locations. Each person can submit up to five photos, and there is a 15 megabyte limit per email.

For contest rules or more information, visit the center’s website at

Click to access the login or register cheese