Photo Contest

Harness the power of photography and share your stunning photos of vessels across the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System. Gather your best photos of vessels and join the competition. Since 2018, The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership has hosted an annual photo contest to celebrate Great Lakes Shipping and the Saint Lawrence Seaway. The organization invites fans to submit their best photos of ships, tugboats and barges. 

2021 Photo Contest

The 2021 Great Lakes Seaway Partnership Photo Contest (“Contest”) begins May 1, 2021 at 12:00:00 p.m. US Eastern Time and ends when the St. Lawrence Seaway closes for the 2021 Great Lakes Navigation Season.

Winners’ names will be available online at when the St. Lawrence Seaway opens for the 2022 Navigation Season. Winners of the photo contest will receive:

  • First Prize: $500
  • Second Prize: $250
  • Third Prize: $100

Additionally, each winner will receive a gift package, recognition on as well as social media (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn) via an article about the photographer with their work.

Enter Now

Think you have the winning picture? Show us your best and submit your photos by clicking the button below.

Past Photo Contest Winners

View photos of the first, second and third place winners as well as honorable mentions from past photo contests below. Photos are also showcased on The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership’s Instagram page. Help celebrate the photo contest winners and The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership by following @GLSPartnership.