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Rules for Otter Lake Landowners Association Photo Contest: 

  • Otter Lake Landowners Association photo contest is for Otter Lake Landowners and their friends and family who are amateur photographers. 
  • The photos should show nature (bonus points for otters!) in and around Otter Lake or activities in and around Otter Lake, taken after Jan. 1, 2023. 
  • All photos must be original work, taken by the entrants. 

Entries will be judged by 3 judges chosen by OLLA Board of Directors. All decisions are final. OLLA reserves the right to disqualify any entry that is deemed inappropriate or does not conform to stated contest rules. 

Excessive photo manipulation and or correction could disqualify the photo. 3 Age categories – 12 and under, 13-18, 19 and older 

Multiple entries are acceptable. There will be one winner AND A RUNNER UP in each category. 

Contest closes June 30th 2024 at midnight. 

By entering the contest you give OLLA permission to display your photo on the OLLA website, show your photo at the OLLA AGM and include the photo in the OLLA newsletter. 

Technical requirements: Take a photo with any device. The maximum file size is 10 MB, JPG files only. 

Send email to: with heading OLLA Photo Contest and the age category (e.g. under 12). Attach the photo or photos to the email. Include photographer’s name and the name and address of related Otter Lake landowner. Include a caption with the photograph and location of photo (i.e. shoreline at #13 Rd. O6). State in the email that you have read and accept the contest rules. 

Fall Activity That’s Free, Easy & Good for You!
Do some “Forest Bathing”!

Forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku, is the term used in Japan to refer to the practice of immersing yourself in a wooded area and taking time to take in the trees through your senses. The practice can lower your stress, boost your body’s immunity, and improve the quality of your sleep. Set off on a leisurely wander in the trees, without worrying about going too far or having a particular destination in mind. Soak in the goodness. Learn more from the Hamilton Halton Brant Regional Tourism Association’s webpage: