Submmitted by Living Lakes Canada

Photo: Upper Joffre Lake BC, 2022 Lake Biodiversity Photo Challenge entry. Photo by Cheryl Lydynuik

Living Lakes Canada is inviting freshwater enthusiasts to show off Canadian lakes this summer, during a lakes biodiversity photo contest.

The photo challenge is a celebration of the beauty of Canada’s two-million lakes, while also raising awareness of what is threatening their biodiversity. Until July 3, lake photos can be entered online in three different categories: most biodiverse (plants and wildlife), most impacted (pollution, wildfire smoke, etc.) and a kids category for children ages 12 and younger. Submit photos using an online submission form at, by email to [email protected]. or by tagging a photos on social media using the hashtag  #LakeBlitzPhoto. All photos entered into the contest will be displayed in an online gallery found at with weekly highlights shared on Living Lakes Canada’s social media channels. Residents are also asked to judge each photo category by visiting the online photo gallery and selecting top three photo choices.

Prizes by Kicking Horse Coffee, Lush Cosmetics and Davids Tea will be given to the three public favourite winners and three judges’ favourite winners. Winners in the 12 and younger categories will receive age-appropriate prizes.