Lens on the Lake 2022: Submissions Open in August

Planes flying over the lake at sunset
First Place in Activities & Events

White Bear Lake Magazine enjoys showcasing the lake community in a number of ways, and that includes sharing readers’ points of view through what they see, appreciate and capture with their cameras.

Each August, we encourage readers to submit their favorite photos to our Lens on the Lake photo contest. Whether it’s a picture of their family, pets, a local landmark or a beautiful landscape they saw while out and about, we want to see it!

White Bear Lake Magazine accepts photo submissions during the month of August through our website white
bearlakemag.com. Submitted photos are reviewed by our editorial and art departments to determine winners.

Winning photos are decided by consensus, so each submission is carefully considered. Though we certainly consider subject and photo quality, our favorite photos are the ones that illustrate and celebrate this community through the perspective of the photographer. We select runners-up and honorable mentions as the number and quality of photos allow.

Readers can also vote online for their favorite photo submissions in the Readers’ Choice category during the month of September.

Winners, runners-up and honorable mentions in the following categories receive consideration for photo placement in an upcoming issue of White Bear Lake Magazine and on our website and social media pages.

  1. Activities & Events
  2. City Landmarks
  3. People & Families
  4. Pets
  5. Wildlife & Nature

Photo Contest Rules and Details

Submissions are accepted at whitebearlakemag.com between August 1–31.

Entrants must live, work or attend school in the White Bear Lake area.

Entrants may submit up to five photos, with no more than three in any category.

Photos should be taken in the White Bear Lake area.

Generally, photos should have been taken within a year of the submission date.

Readers’ Choice voting takes place in September at whitebearlakemag.com.