2015 Utah Lake Photography Contest
***Please be aware that an updated post about the contest is available on our website. Click here to see it. The information in this article is slightly outdated, please see the updated post before deciding to participate. Thank you.
The Utah Lake Commission is pleased to announce the 5th annual Utah Lake Festival Photography Contest. In previous years, the contest ended in early June, but we have decided to extend the contest until August so that you have more time during the summer months to take pictures at the lake.
We have also made some revisions to the contest rules, so be sure to review the Official Rules here. We have also added an online registration form for your convenience.
We think this contest is a great way to motivate people to notice and appreciate all that Utah Lake has to offer. Both amateur and professional adults are encouraged to capture interesting visual moments at Utah Lake in the following categories:
- Utah Lake Scenery: photos of the lake in any season, including sunsets, ice, vegetation, and reflections.
- Utah Lake Fun: images of people enjoying the lake
- Utah Lake Animal Life: images of animal, insect, or wildlife at the lake.
All entries must be received by 5:00 pm on August 7, 2015. All photos must be family friendly and taken at Utah Lake.
There is a maximum of one entry in each category, per person. All photos must be in .jpg format and you must own the copyright to any photo submitted.
Participants must fill out the online registration form.
Your digital photo entry needs to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or brought in to the Utah Lake Commission on a USB flash/thumb drive or CD during office hours.
First, second, and third place winners will be selected in each category by a panel of judges. Judging criteria will be based on: quality 40%, composition 40% and originality 20%. Winners will be notified by email and on our Facebook Page by August 21, 2015.
|Category||1st Place||2nd Place||3rd Place|
|Utah Lake Scenery||Prize valued at $100||Prize valued at $75||Prize valued at $50|
|Utah Lake Fun||Prize valued at $100||Prize valued at $75||Prize valued at $50|
|Utah Lake Animal Life||Prize valued at $100||Prize valued at $75||Prize valued at $50|
Entries may be printed and displayed at the Utah Lake Festival, the Utah Lake Commission office, and in government offices over the next year. They may be used in marketing campaigns, social media sites, and the Utah Lake Commission website.
So take a drive around the lake and begin taking photos. Let others see what you see!
Official Rules: Utah Lake Festival Photography Contest
Youth are encouraged to enter the Utah Lake Festival Youth Photography and Art Contest.
*Please note that the deadline for the contest has been changed from late May until early August as a result of staffing changes at the Utah Lake Commission. We apologize for any inconvenience that this causes anyone who was hurrying to get their entry finished earlier.
Photo Credit: Justin Soderquist