Lake photo contest back again for Regatta

The Lake Windermere Regatta on July 23 is drawing close, and along with the annual festivities the Lake Windermere Ambassadors will be bringing back a contest first presented last year.

2010 first place winner John Pitcher's photo.

2010 first place winner John Pitcher's photo.

The Lake Windermere Regatta on July 23 is drawing close, and along with the annual festivities the Lake Windermere Ambassadors will be bringing back a contest first presented last year.

The Love Your Lake Photo Contest is back again and open for submissions. Anyone, professional or amateur photographer, can take part in this contest that celebrates the picturesque beauty of Lake Windermere.

This year’s theme is “my favourite place on the lake”. Submitted photos will be judged by a panel of expert photographers.

First, second and third place winners will be judged and selected on technical quality, clarity and composition.

A flair for the unexpected, and the ability to capture a picture-perfect moment, are also encouraged. Photographs must be shot by the entrant and may not be digitally or otherwise enhanced. There is a maximum of two submissions per person, and photos must have an accompanying sentence to explain how the photo fits into the contest theme. Contact information, such as name, age, and address, phone or e-mail must also be included with submissions. Submissions must be in by July 18, with winners to be announced at the Regatta on Kinsmen Beach on July 23.

“It’s a great opportunity for great prizes, to get involved with the community and the Ambassadors, and get your work out there,” said Megan Kinley, summer student with the Lake Windermere Ambassadors.

“It’s also a great way to celebrate the beauty of the lake,” added Lake Windermere Ambassadors Program Co-ordinator Kirsten Harma. “And because we have an expert judge panel, it’s also a fantastic way for amateur photographers to get feedback on their work.”

The Lake Windermere Ambassadors citizen group is an official British Columbia Society committed to monitoring lake water quality and educating residents and visitors about the watershed and lake health.

For  more information, or to submit an entry to the contest, call 250-341-6898 or email info@lakeambassadors.ca. A Facebook page is also available with more information on the contest and other Ambassador events.

 

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