Chautauqua Lake Association Announces Lake Photo Contest

Chautauqua Lake Association Announces Lake Photo Contest

The CLA invites photographers of all ages to share their favorite pictures of Chautauqua Lake for a chance to win a little notoriety and some fun prizes. This will be a creative opportunity for Chautauqua Lake communities (and their guests) to showcase the beauty of the lake we all love.  


  • Chautauqua Lake Plants and Wildlife
    Native plants and wildlife are an important part of the Chautauqua Lake ecosystem… Send us your photos that reflect the natural beauty in and around Chautauqua Lake.
  • Chautauqua Lake Landmarks & Landscape 
    Scenic landscapes, beautiful sunsets and Chautauqua Lake’s many treasured historical sites… Send us your photos of the places that helped put Chautauqua Lake on the map. 
  • Life on Chautauqua Lake
    Family picnics, water sports or a quiet lakeside retreat … What does summer on Chautauqua Lake mean to you? Send us photos that highlight your favorite Chautauqua Lake activities.
  • Chautauqua Lake Pets
    Morning walks along the shore, an afternoon swim or spending an evening on the boat… our four-legged friends love the lake, too!! Send us pictures of your pet enjoying life on Chautauqua Lake.
  • Youth (ages 14 and under)      
    Experience Chautauqua Lake through a unique perspective… Send us your child/grandchild’s photography that highlights what they admire most about their time on the lake.   


Entries will be accepted online from May 1 through July 12. ( 

All qualifying photos* will be uploaded weekly to a special photo gallery on our website and will be shared throughout the contest on our Facebook page.  (*To qualify, photo entries must be previously unpublished.)

The judges panel will include CLA staff and board members. Judging will take place at the close of the contest. There will be one Grand Prize Winner and special recognition for the top two in each category.

Winners will be notified via email and later announced at our Denim & Diamonds Gala on Thursday, August 3, where winning photos will be featured in our silent auction. The Grand Prize winner will receive admission for two to our Denim & Diamonds Fundraising Gala. 

Winning photos will be published in our annual fall newsletter and select photos will be featured in the CLA’s social media channels throughout the year.

Together we can capture and preserve the beauty of Chautauqua Lake for generations to come. 

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