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