The winners of the 23rd annual Lake Superior Photo Contest were announced in the February/March 2018 issue of Lake Superior Magazine, and includes a Superior man among the top winners.
Ten of the chosen photographers are from Wisconsin.
Jason Kahler of Superior earned second place in the maritime category for his image taken aboard the Paul R. Tregurtha
Other Wisconsin photographers selected for recognition hailed from Beaver Dam, DeForest, Eagle River, Edgerton, Fall River, Hayward, Minocqua, Rhinelander and Superior.
Judges reviewed nearly 900 images for the Lake Superior Photo Contest this round and, as is true every year, the competition was tough because the quality of photography remains amazing.
"Our spectacular Big Lake neighborhood — touching on three U.S. states and a Canadian province — offers plenty of visual beauty, and when you couple that with the extremely high technical and composition quality of the images that are entered, it continues to be delightfully difficult to narrow to a few winners," said Konnie LeMay, editor of Lake Superior Magazine.
The annual contest covers five categories: Lake/Landscape, People/Humor, Nature, Artsy/Altered and Maritime.
There is also an overall grand prize, which this year went to a photo along the coast of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, taken by Gary McCormick of Grand Marais, Mich.
You can see all the winners at www.lakesuperior.com/contests/photo-contest/photocontest17.
The deadline to enter for the 24th annual Lake Superior Photo Contest is Oct. 15 and you can link to the entry form and rules online at www.lakesuperior.com/contests/photo-contest/photocontest.