Request for Proposals - Images for Area News

Request for Proposals

Images for Lake of the Woods Area News


Wake Marketing publishes the Lake of the Woods Area News magazine on behalf of the Lake of the Woods District Stewardship Association (LOWDSA). From time to time Wake commissions professional and/or freelance photographers to provide images for the cover of the magazine. There are five magazines published per annum.

LOWDSA & Area News

For more than 50 years, the Lake of the Woods District Stewardship Association has been working to preserve and sustain lake life in the region and all that means. More than 3,000 members support its efforts, many of whom travel from across Canada and the US to spend time at their ‘piece of heaven’ in lake country.

The highly regarded Lake of the Woods Area News magazine mailed exclusively to LOWDSA members five times a year is full of all what’s needed to know to enjoy life at the lake to its fullest.


Wake Marketing is looking to single source the cover images for the remainder of the 2019 calendar year of Area News magazines. The time of each magazine correlates with the seasons – spring, summer, fall, winter.

Images shall portray, but not be limited to, local wildlife, nature and wilderness, life at the lake.

The selected photographer will provide a sample library of images for each season/issue and the photo selection will be made by the publishing team at Wake Marketing. One single high resolution image file will be provided to Wake. The one-time use of the image will be used solely for the purposes of the magazine cover.


Prospective photographers are invited to assign a fee per image as part of their proposal. Please note that the budget for four images is $700-1200.

Request for Proposal

Interested photographers are invited to submit a proposal to Mike Greaves no later than Friday, March 15, 2019. The proposal may include:

  • Background of photographer
  • Experience in outdoor, wildlife, lake lifestyle photography
  • Sample images
  • Fee

Evaluation & Selection

Selection of photographer is at the sole discretion of Wake Marketing. If no suitable multi-issue arrangement emerges with the selected photographer, Wake has the discretion to commission photographers on a per-issue basis as it sees fit.

Submission & Questions

Mike Greaves,, (807) 407-7252.

Examples of Area News covers: