2015 Picture Your Watershed Photo Contest

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 4:20pm


The summer always seems like it ends too quickly. As the days get shorter, and the leaves begin to fall off the trees, we take the time to reflect on the memories and moments that we shared with our family and friends, or simply the wonderful moments that we can take by ourselves to connect with nature.

If you are anything like us, you have a plethora of pictures – from animals and nature, to family and playtime! At TWF, one of our most important duties is connecting others to the watershed, in a way that helps the community understand how we are all, in some way, connected to and benefit from our natural water resources.

We are all involved in different ways to our watershed, and we would love to see how you live, learn and love through the lakes and streams. Our annual photo contest, “Picture Your Watershed” is an important way that we can connect with our community, and show others how awesome it is to live in the land of the lakes!

Your pictures tell the story of how the lakes impact and affect your life. We would love to see them, share them, and let others know how important they are to protect and improve upon.

  • Seeking images that showcase the Upper Tippecanoe Watershed and Walnut Creek Watershed (See Map).   
  • Each photo must be submitted electronically through the Tippecanoe Watershed Facebook fan page.
  • All photos submitted must include the photographer's name and contact information, location the image was taken, and the category in which to photo is to be judged.   
  • Images will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact and artistic merit. Images will be judged in the following categories:

Lovin' the Lakes:  People engaged in lake activities (i.e. tubing, swimming, walking along the shore)

Wet 'n' Wildlife:  Animals and wildlife

Nature's Studio:  Landscapes and watery reflections

Nature Selfie:  Individual or group photo taken by one of those being photographed while enjoying the natural world within the Tippecanoe Watershed

  • Deadline for submitting entries is Nov. 30, 2015.
  • Voting for the People’s Choice Awards will end on December 30, 2015.

Questions and inquiries about contest rules can be emailed to eileen@tippecanoewatershed.org

Contest rules & terms