Do you love the great outdoors? Do you have a digital SLR or cellphone camera?  If so, come out and compete in this year’s Lake Jennings Spring Photo Contest.

The contest is open to photos taken at Lake Jennings between March 1 and May 31, 2021. Contest participants can get a free day pass to explore and photograph the scenic reservoir located in Lakeside.

This year’s contest theme is Life at the Lake. Photos can capture any aspect of the lake including camping, fishing, lake vistas, wildlife and wildflowers.

The district will award prizes in two divisions, adult and youth. First place winners in each division will receive $150, second place winners will receive $100 and third place winners will receive $50. Awards will be presented at a public board meeting in June.

Judging will be performed by a panel of Helix Water District staff and will be based on this year’s theme, visual appeal, technical quality and creativity.

This year, current health orders limit visitor and photographer access to the larger, recreational side of the reservoir.  At this time only registered campers may access the lake’s campground. Check the Lake Jennings website for up to date information and safety guidelines at lakejennings.org.

Entries must be submitted digitally to [email protected] by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 31. There is a limit of three photo submissions per photographer, and photos may not contain watermarks. The complete set of rules and entry and model release forms are available below and on Lake Jennings’s website.

2021 Lake Jennings Photo Contest Rules

2021 Lake Jennings Photo Contest Entry Form

 

Image shows owl dropping out of Eucalyptus tree at Lake Jennings, with wings and talons spread. The image was Kurt Scherbaum's entry in Helix's 2019 Lake Jennings Spring Photo Contest.
Photo: Kurt Scherbaum, second place winner in the 2019 Lake Jennings Spring Photo Contest’s adult category
Image shows woman sitting on fishing dock in a cove at Lake Jennings.. The image was Frances Schnall's entry in Helix's 2019 Lake Jennings Spring Photo Contest.
Photo: Frances Schnall, third place winner in the 2019 Lake Jennings Spring Photo Contest’s adult category

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