Public voting begins on seventh annual Picture Our Lakes photo contest

SUDBURY, ON – June 18, 2013– Artists on Elgin received hundreds of pictures for our seventh annual Picture Our Lakes photography contest. Now that the competition is closed, it is time for voting to begin

"We've had so many great entries this year. I'm looking forward to seeing which photos the public chooses over the next few weeks. I know which ones are my favorites but I wouldn't be able to narrow it down to just one per season," says Andrew Kenny, Special Events Coordinator/Summer Student for Artists on Elgin.

Photo submissions are on display now, June 18, 2013 until Saturday, July 6. The public is invited to visit Artists on Elgin to vote for their favourite pictures in the categories of Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter and Youth. The winning photos will be feature in the 2014 Picture Our Lakes calendar.

Picture Our Lakes is annual contest that was conceived in an effort to celebrate the richness of Sudbury's natural surroundings. The photos boast the natural beauty of Sudbury and showcase stunning images of urban life surrounded by aquatic gems. The vibrant collection combines art and the environment, and strives to build community awareness regarding the importance of good environmental management and preservation of fresh water quality.

The public is invited to visit Artists on Elgin at 168 Elgin Street in downtown Sudbury to vote for their favorites starting today until Saturday, July 6. Artists on Elgin is open Monday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

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. Artists on Elgin is the ideal place to find that perfect gift for any occasion. Visit us online at, 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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