2022 MILC Photography and Art Contests

Creative Arts Contest

 Both amateur and professional artists were invited to show off their creative abilities with this year's theme of “Protecting Lakes Today for Tomorrow”. Submissions were open to any format of arts such as essays and creative writing, paintings, sculpture and even videos.

Rules

  1. This contest is separate from the photography contest, if you are submitting photography, please scroll down to the "Photography Contest" announcement.
  2. The contest is open to everyone but there will be two categories, one for amateurs and another for professionals.
  3. Submission must contain material relating to Michigan’s inland lakes but can be expressive in the format of your choosing.
  4. All art formats are accepted, if you have any questions on what is acceptable you can send an email to Lindsey Ruppert for clarification.
  5. The Michigan Inland Lakes Partnership reserves the right to use the works entered into the contest for non-commercial educational or promotional use with attribution to the author/artist.

Judging

  1. The works will be presented to a varied panel of Michigan artists and individuals from water-related careers who will then select the top 3.
  2. Convention’s Top Pick is decided by convention attendees who can review and vote on the works via a Google form that will be accessible on the convention website.

Cash Prizes

  1. Winners will be contacted by email to receive further information necessary to provide the cash prize awarded.
  2. Judges' Top Picks: Amateur: 1st - $100, 2nd - $50, and 3rd - $25. Professional: 1st - $100, 2nd - $50, and 3rd - $25.
  3. Convention Top Pick- $75

 

 

Photo Contest

Both amateur and professional photographers were invited to show off their photography skills at the Michigan Inland Lakes Convention for a chance to win a cash prize! This year's theme was “Protecting Lakes Today for Tomorrow”. Check the Michigan Inland Lakes Partnership Facebook page to view the photo submissions.

Rules

  1. The contest is open to everyone but winning photos submitted from the previous years are not to be resubmitted.
  2. Photos must be taken in Michigan and contain material relating to Michigan’s inland lakes.
  3. Photos must be submitted in digital format.
  4. The Michigan Inland Lakes Partnership reserves the right to use the image entered into the contest for non-commercial educational or promotional use with attribution to the photographer. For example, photos might be used for a website, brochure, program, publication or newsletter and blog content that promotes the Michigan Inland Lakes Partnership, its affiliates or partners.

Judging

  1. All photos will be uploaded to an album on Michigan Inland Lakes Partnership’s Facebook page titled “MILC 2022 Photo Contest” where anyone can vote by liking the picture.
  2. The top 20 from the Facebook post will then be presented to a varied panel of Michigan nature photographers and individuals from water-related careers who will then select the top 3 photos.
  3. Convention's Top Pick will be decided by Convention attendees on the Convention website.

Cash Prizes

  1. Winners will be contacted by email to receive further information necessary to provide the cash prize awarded.
  2. Judges' Top Picks: 1st - $100, 2nd - $50, and 3rd - $25.
  3. Convention's Top Pick: $75.