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Morning Reflection by Matt Frank - 2nd place and People's Choice Award
17th Annual
Photo Contest

Entry Form (pdf)​     |     Past Photo Contest Winners

Extended Deadline: March 20, 2019
To celebrate the 41st Lakes Convention, the Wisconsin Lakes Partnership is sponsoring the 17th annual photo contest. It is an opportunity to show the state why you love your lakes as well as display your skill with a camera.


Entry Categories: 

  1. People enjoying lakes/streams. Images with people fishing, canoeing, skiing, swimming, etc. 
    (Limit:  two entries per individual*)

  2. Natural features in and around lakes/streams and under water.  Examples include wildlife, vegetation, geology, insects, close-ups of aquatic life.
    (Limit: two entries per individual*)
*A maximum of four entries per individual - two in each category.


  1. The contest is open to anyone. (Photos that have already received an award in this contest may not be re-entered.)

  2. Photos must be taken in or near Wisconsin.

  3. Each photo entered into the contest must include a separate entry form (click here​​), attached to the back.

  4. Prints must be at least 10 inches in one dimension, and taped or glued to white or black matte board or foam core board, with a margin of at least 2 inches all around. Prints should not be framed or matted. If print is from a digital camera, it must be printed on photographic-quality paper, as well as emailed as a high-resolution file to (any digital format accepted).

  5. Edits or enhancements with photo editing software are allowed and encouraged to make your image the best it can be.

  6. Entries should be mailed to "Wisconsin Lakes Partnership Photography Contest" at the UWEX Lakes office (address below) by March 13, 2019. Prints can be picked up the final day of the convention, the week following the convention in room 212 of the Trainer Natural Resources building on the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point campus, or returned via mail by including a self-addressed envelope with proper postage.

  7. The Wisconsin Lakes Partnership reserves the right to use an electronic or film copy of any image entered in the contest, for non-commercial educational or promotional use, with attribution to the photographer. For example, prints may be created for a traveling display that promotes the lakes partnership, used in a publication, or by a lake organization. UWEX is not responsible for lost or damaged photos.


Photos will be judged by a 3-member panel. Criteria for judging includes visual impact, technical merit and composition.

Awards and Prizes:

At their discretion, judges may award first, second, and third places, as well as honorable mentions for each of the first two categories (People enjoying lakes AND Natural features in and around lakes and underwater).
  • 1st Place:        $100 prize
  • 2nd Place:       $50 prize
  • 3rd Place:        $25 prize
  • Honorable Mention: Ribbon
  • Popular vote (chosen by convention attendees):   Ribbon

UWEX Lakes Photo Contest
UWSP/CNR, Room 212
800 Reserve St.
Stevens Point, WI  54481

The prints will be displayed at the 41st Annual Wisconsin Lakes Partnership Convention, April 10-12, Holiday Inn Hotel and Convention Center, Stevens Point.​​

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