The Great Lakes Group

2016 G-Tug Photo Contest


The 2nd annual G-Tug Photo Contest opens April 3, 2016. Harness the power of photography and share your stunning photos of tugboats from The Great Lakes Towing Company fleet – the largest and most experienced U.S.-flag tugboat fleet on the Great Lakes. Gather your best photos of G-Tugs and join the competition.

The 2016 G-Tug Photo Contest (“Contest”) begins April 3, 2016 at 12:00:00 p.m. US Eastern Time and ends when the Soo Locks close for the 2016 Great Lakes Navigation Season.

Winners’ names will be available online at after January 1, 2017. Think you have the winning picture? Show us your best and submit your photos below.


Official categories include:

  • Port
  • Tugboat
  • Groundings
  • Icebreaking
  • Harbor Assist
  • Cargo Transportation
  • Barging


  • First Prize: $100 (AmEx Card) +$100 credit G-Store credit
  • Second Prize: $75 G-Store credit
  • Third Prize: $50 G-Store credit

Additionally, each winner will receive recognition on, Great Lakes Gazette, The G magazine, and on social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram) via an article about the photographer with their work.


Capture a photo of a G-Tug in any of the Great Lakes ports or anywhere on the Great Lakes. Photos must feature a G-Tug. Preferably, the tugboat will be featured providing emergency assistance, icebreaking, cargo transportation, barging or other towing services. All photos must include at least one G-Tug. Participants must select a photo category (listed above). All photos should be in color and hi-res (i.e. 300DPI or 2MB) as JPG or JPEG files. Landscape photos are preferred, however Portrait photos can be submitted. There is no obligation on the part of The Great Lakes Towing Company to choose photos in each and every category.

View the Official Rules here.

Enter to Win