SUDBURY, On – February 28, 2013 – Artists on Elgin has launched the 7th annual Picture Our Lakes Photography Contest. The Picture Our Lakes Photography Contest encourages participation from photographers of all ages and abilities. All photos must feature some element of water and need to be taken within the boundaries of the City of Greater Sudbury.

This year marks the 7th anniversary of the Picture Our Lakes Photography Contest, an event which has proved to be very popular among Sudbury's budding and professional photographers. The contest aims to raise awareness of and appreciation for the natural beauty of Sudbury's water bodies, while encouraging the public to get involved in and support the arts.

"This year Picture Our Lakes is celebrating the community's relationships with the lakes. Along with the submission of a photo, the photographer will also include a caption on how the lake or the moment captured is special to them. We will also be accepting digital submissions this year through our new website, which is a first for us," says Janie Beauparlant, Marketing and Public Affairs Officer for Artists on Elgin.

The Picture Our Lakes Photography Contest is open to photographers of all ages and abilities. All photos must have been taken within the City of Greater Sudbury, and must feature some element of water. Photos can be submitted in one of five categories: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter and Youth (under 18). Enter online at www.artistsonelgin.ca or contact Artists on Elgin for more information.

Artists on Elgin is a project of its parent organization, The Northern Artist Gallery, where artists can exhibit, promote and sell their work in an attractive and professional gallery space. Artists on Elgin aims to build mutually beneficial partnerships between the artists and the community by addressing the business and marketing needs of the local art industry. Visit us online at www.artistsonelgin.ca, or visit our Facebook Page.

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Media Contact:

Janie Beauparlant
Marketing and Public Affairs Officer
The Northern Artist Gallery/Artists on Elgin
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