Army Corps invites shutterbugs to submit photos from Great Lakes sites

Published April 11, 2017

DETROIT – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, is looking for your pictures from visits to the Soo Locks, Duluth Ship Canal or from a Corps pier, breakwater, or federal harbor on the Great Lakes. The Corps invites you to enter your best pictures in our photo contest starting today. We will accept digital photo submissions by email through May 14 at 11:59 p.m.

Photos will be uploaded to an album on Facebook May 15 and open for public voting through "likes" until May 31. The top 12 photographers will have their photos included in a 2018 downloadable calendar and first, second and third place photographers will receive a plaque with their winning photo, provided by the Soo Locks Visitors Center Association (SLVCA) and Lake Superior Marine Museum Association (LSMMA.)

Photographers need to be at least 18 years old to participate and photos should highlight U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects, including piers, break waters or facilities on the Great Lakes. Photos containing nudity or unsafe or illegal acts will be disqualified. Professional photographers, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees and board members of the SLVCA and LSMMA are not eligible to participate.

The complete rules can be found on our website at:

Interactive maps of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers harbors and civil works projects in the Detroit District are also available on the website: harbors - civil works -

For more details, contact Lynn Rose, Detroit District chief of public affairs, 313-226-4680. Detroit District photos are available on Facebook:


Lynn Rose
313-300-0662 (cell)

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