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Nature Canada Photo Contest 2015

Nature Canada / Nature Canada Photo Contest 2015

2015 Photo Contest Promo Pic


Get your cameras ready… Nature Canada is happy to announce the launch of its 2015 Photo Contest!

Early Bird draw winner, a photo from Cyndy Johnson

Early Bird Draw winner (Cyndy Johnson, 2015)

Last year’s 75th Anniversary Photo Contest was a huge hit. We received over 3,000 entries and the top photos were featured in our 75th Anniversary Calendar as well as at the Canadian Museum of Nature!

Starting May 19th and running until August 14th, we will be accepting photo entries which capture the beauty of Canadian nature all around us. Special prizes from our generous supporters are available for the winners who will be announced.

Our top prize, generously donated by Copper Cayuse Outfitters, is a trip for two on their Historic Li-lik-hel Mine Expedition. According to their website, you will get to ride on trails that were originally cut by the miners and have been pounded in by years of horses transporting the gold ore to the rail-head in the early 1900’s. You’ll spend three days and two nights in BC’s spectacular Coast Mountain Range, exploring  the beautiful mountain range between Birkenhead Lake and the Li-lik-hel mine. Recently, this expedition has been officially designated as a Canadian Signature Experience!

In case you were looking for inspiration, we’ve created a variety of categories into which you can submit your photo(s)!

  • Canadian Landscape
  • People in Nature
  • Nature in Action
  • Fauna & Flora
  • Nature Nearby
  • Favorite Memory in Nature

There will be Early Bird draws, so get your submissions in early! See our rules and regulations for more information. Congratulations to Cyndy Johnson, winner of the first Early Bird draw of the 2015 contest!

It is our hope that by spending time in nature you will experience and learn about the natural beauty our country has to offer. So get up, get outside, and enjoy the great outdoors!

How to Submit

Make sure to always include the category into which you would like to submit your photo! We would also love to hear the story behind the shot!

Make sure to always identify yourself as either an Amateur, Professional, or Youth photographer.

Make sure to include #NaturePhotoContest when using social media. Twitter submissions should also include @naturecanada in order for entries to be accepted.

Submissions are accepted by mail. The post address is as follows: 75 Albert Street, Suite 300 Ottawa, ON Canada K1P 5E7

You can also use the form below to submit.

Please consult our rules and regulations page for full details.


Submit your photos here

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

What type of photographer are you? (required)
 Amateur Professional Youth

What did your photo capture? (required)

Category (required)


Size limit: 5MB

Dragonfly - Elaine Uskowski

Elaine Uskowski (2014)

Dragonfly - Shauna HowertonDragonfly - Shauna Howerton


Prizes

Top Prize!

Classic Canoe Tripping Adventure 2 Person, 1 Night & 2 Day Package from Whynot Adventure

Canoe Tripping Adventure 2 Person, 1 Night & 2 Day from Whynot Adventure

Photo of a man wearing a Tentree shirt

50$ Giftcard from Tentree

Photo of the Royal Ontario Museum

One-day Pass at Royal Ontario Museum

Photo of a book

2 copies of Canada’s National Parks Celebration Book

Photo of a Robert Bateman Print

Limited edition signed Robert Bateman print

Photo of Ripleys Aquarium

Family pass to Ripley’s Aquarium

Museum of Nature

1 year membership – Canadian Museum of Nature

Picture of great canadian bungee

Gift card from Great Canadian Bungee

Picture of someone playing paintball

Passes and gift certificates for Capture the Flag paintballing

Picture of a whale

Passes to Freeport Whale & Seabird Tours

Photo of a birdhouse

Birdhouse from The Federal Inc.

Photo de quelqu'un sur un Ziptrek bear tour

Gift Certificate for 2 for Ziptrek’s Bear Tour

Photo of gardening equipment

2 x 50$ Gift Cards from Lee Valley Tools

photo of a hiker

50$ Gift Card from Sail

Picture of Eco-Odyssee's water maze

Éco-Odyssée water maze passes

Coupons for Little Ray's Reptile Zoo

Coupons for Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo

Photo of Redford Gardens

Entry passes and two books about Redford Gardens

Photo of a tiger at the Granby Zoo

A pair of 2 day passes to the Granby Zoo

Photo of the Biodome

Family pass to Space for Lifes Biodome

Photo of Les Toits du Monde

A night in the Hobbit Hole from Les Toits du Monde

Picture of terra20 store

Gift card from terra20


Rules

  • No submissions will be accepted until May 19th, 2015. No submissions will be accepted after August 14th, 2015.
  • Submissions made on social media must include #NaturePhotoContest in order to be eligible.
  • A selection of the top photographs will be presented on our webpage for public voting.
  • There is no limit as to the number of submissions by a single entrant.
  • Participation in the Contest constitutes Entrants’ full and unconditional agreement to abide by these Contest Rules and Regulations and the Contest Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest.
  • For full contest rules and regulations please visit them here
Raccoon by Debbie OGrady

Debbie O’Grady (2014)


Judges

Photo of Kenny B

Kenny B – Hot 89.9 fm

Photo of Michelle Valberg

Michelle Valberg – Photographer

Photo of Meg Beckel

Meg Beckel – President and CEO, Canadian Museum of Nature

Picture of Micheal Tayler

Micheal Tayler – Canadian Olympian in Canoe/Kayak Slalom

Picture of Les Stroud

Les Stroud – TV’s “Survivorman”

Picture of Laura Bombier

Laura Bombier – Photographer

Photo of Sandy Sharkey

Sandy Sharkey – Photographer


Thank you to our supporters!

Image of the Copper Cayuse Outfitters logo Rogers One Call Logo Kiss 92.5 logo Image of Parks Canada Logo Photo du logo de Langely Camera Club
Photo of Ripleys Aquarium logo Photo du logo du Musee de la Nature Photo du logo de Winnipeg South Photo Club Photo du logo de Photolife Image of Les Stroud logo
Picture of the Northern Image Photographers logo Great Canadian Bungee Logo Picture of Capture the Flag logo Freeport Logo  Whynot Adventure logo
Photo du logo de Ziptrek Ecotours Botanical Gardens of Silver Springs logo Lee Valley logo Sail logo Picture of the Eco-Odyssee logo
Newmarket Camera Club logo  tentree webpage logo Jardins de Metis logo ROM webpage logo Granby Zoo logo
Espace pour la Vie logo Warehouse webpage logo Les Toits du Monde logo terra20 The Beat logo
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