Love Your Lake Photo Contest

Photo: Douglas Noblet

Enter by July 18; prizes for First, Second and Third announced at Regatta!

Lake Windermere, B.C. — To bring artistic excitement to the Lake Windermere Regatta—and to the whole Columbia Valley Summerlude weekend—the Lake Windermere Ambassadors will host the Love Your Lake Photo Contest.

Shutterbugs who live, stay or play around the lake can enter their best shots for a chance to win some really great prizes, including a Columbia Wetlands Scenic Float Trip with Kootenay River Runners and a gift certificate to Invermere One Hour Photo. Photos must explore the theme of Stewardship, and must feature Lake Windermere and/or its surrounding environment.

“We want people to think about why they love Lake Windermere, what stewardship really means, and why stewarding the lake is so important,” said Kalista Pruden, program coordinator of the Lake Windermere Project. 

The photo contest is part of the Lake Windermere Regatta, an event which commemorates the completion of the Lake Windermere Project, a 5-year water quality monitoring and water stewardship education program. The Lake Windermere Ambassadors are a group of volunteer stakeholders that will take over stewardship efforts from the Lake Windermere Project after this summer.

Snap-happy lake lovers have until July 18, 2010 to submit their photos. Submissions must:

be of high-quality digital format; feature Lake Windermere or be directly related to Lake Windermere, B.C.; be somehow representative of this year’s theme, Stewardship; include a one sentence caption to link the photo to the contest theme (get creative); and include the name, age (optional unless under 19) and contact information (mailing address/ phone number/ e-mail) of the photographer.

“A panel of four professional photographers has volunteered to judge contest submissions,” Pruden said. “We’ll announce the winners at the Lake Windermere Regatta on Saturday, July 24 between 2 and 6 p.m. at Kinsmen Beach in Invermere, B.C.”

The event is made possible through the generous support of the Columbia Valley Community Foundation, District of Invermere, the Columbia Basin Trust and the Lake Windermere Ambassadors. For more information visit



About Wildsight •  Wildsight works locally, regionally and globally to protect biodiversity and encourage sustainable communities in Canada’s Columbia and southern Rocky Mountain region.
This area is internationally recognized as a keystone to conservation in western North America.

Kalista Pruden, Program Coordinator, Lake Windermere Project, Wildsight • 250-341-6898

Photo caption:

Brad Hill, a local professional nature photographer, snaps a shot with his trusty camera. Brad along with Ryan Bavin, and Pat and Baiba Morrow make up the expert panel of judges who will choose this year’s winners.