Army Corps invites shutterbugs to submit photos

Published May 28, 2019

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, invites you to enter your photos of the Soo Locks, Duluth Ship Canal, Corps pier, breakwater or any federal harbor on the Great Lakes into their annual calendar photo contest. Digital photo submissions are being accepted by email through June 2, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

Submitted photos will be uploaded to an album on the Detroit District’s Facebook page on June 3 and open for public voting through “likes” until June 17 at 9:00 a.m. The top 12 photographers will have their photos included in a 2020 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.

Photographers must 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 are not eligible to participate.

The complete rules can be found online at:

Interactive maps of the projects in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District area are available on the website:

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For more details, contact Lynn Rose, director of public affairs, 313-226-4680.

Detroit District photos are available on Facebook:



Lynn Rose
313-300-0662 (cell)

Release no. 19-005