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2024 Chautauqua Lake Photo Contest

March 18 - June 20

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 residents and guests of Chautauqua Lake 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 highlight the natural beauty around Chautauqua Lake.

Chautauqua Lake Landmarks & Landscape 
Scenic landscapes, beautiful sunsets and Chautauqua Lake’s many treasured historical sites are just a few of the things we love about the lake. Send us your photos of the places that helped put Chautauqua Lake on the map. 

Life on Chautauqua Lake
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.


  • The CLA’s 2024 Chautauqua Lake photo contest is open to photographers of all ages and skill levels.
  • Entries for the 2024 Chautauqua Lake Photo contest will be accepted online from March 18 through June 20. 
  • There is a $1 entry fee* per photo entry. 

*All fees collected will help support the CLA’s summer lake management programs. 


Photos will be judged on image clarity and subject matter. To qualify, all photo entries must: 

  • Feature Chautauqua Lake in the composition. 
  • Be an original and unpublished photo. 
  • Be uploaded in a high resolution, JPG format. (Screenshots or images altered with text or stickers will not qualify.) 
  • Photos must be submitted online by the contest deadline and will not be accepted in any other form.

Participation in the 2024 Chautauqua Lake Photo Contest gives the Chautauqua Lake Association permission to use the photographs without compensation on the CLA website, social media, print / email newsletters and other relevant media as a means to promote the contest and other CLA activities.   

The photographer will retain full copyright to their image(s) and photo credit will be given when photos are published for any purpose.


The CLA judges panel will select a total of 15 finalists. 

  • Finalists will be notified via email and later announced on social media. 
  • All finalists will receive CLA swag.

The Grand Prize winner will be the photo with the most online votes and will receive admission for two to our 2024 Denim & Diamonds Fundraising Gala. 

  • Voting for the grand prize winner will be open for two weeks from the date the finalists are announced. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram or subscribe to our email list for important updates on the 2024 Chautauqua Lake Photo Contest.     

Select photos from the contest will be shared with honorable mention in the CLA’s social media posts throughout the year. 

Click Here to Enter ↗


March 18
June 20


Chautauqua Lake Association
(716) 763-8602