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Nature Canada Photo Contest 2016

Nature Canada / Nature Canada Photo Contest 2016

Image of a bear for photo contest

Voting is now open! Vote for the winning photo here

Get your cameras ready… Nature Canada is happy to announce the launch of its 2016 Photo Contest!

Last year’s Nature Photo Contest was a huge hit. We received over 6,000 entries and the top photos were featured in our Nature Calendar!

Starting May 24th 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.

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

  • Canadian Wildlife
  • Canadian Landscape
  • Fauna & Flora
  •  Nature Nearby
  • Nature in Action
  • Families in Nature

There will be Early Bird draws, so get your submissions in early! See our rules and regulations for more information.

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

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

Please 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)

What did your photo capture? (required)


Size limit: 5MB

Image of a DragonflyDragonfly - Shauna HowertonDragonfly - Shauna Howerton

Our top prize, generously donated by Copper Cayuse Outfitters, is a trip for two on their Historic Li-lik-hel Mine Expedition. 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! Read about the experience here.

Grand Prize

Top Prize!

Additional Prizes

Photo of the Biodome

Family pass to Space for Lifes Biodome

Picture of Eco-Odyssee's water maze

Éco-Odyssée water maze passes

Image of a bear

A pair of 2 day passes to the Granby Zoo

Picture of a whale

Passes to Freeport Whale & Seabird Tours

Photo of a book

1 copy of Canada’s National Parks Celebration Book

Photo of a Robert Bateman Print

Limited edition signed Robert Bateman print

Image of the Montreal Zipline

Free passes for Montreal Zipline

Manitoba Museum Logo

Free passes to the museum

Image of a Golf Ball

Green Fees for 2

Canyon Sainte-Anne Bridge

3 tickets to Canyon Saint-Anne

Bird Sanctuary Calgary

A voucher for a birthday party or guided walk at the Bird Sanctuary

Tentree Logo

Gift certificate

Canadian Museum of Nature

An annual membership to the Canadian Museum of Nature

Ripleys Aquarium of Canada

1 Family Pass Express for Ripley’s Aquarium

Image of camping

Gift certificate with Great Canadian Wildlife Adventures

Kayaking adventure

Complete outfitting package with Kayaking adventure

Deck Summer White Point

2 nights at White Point Beach Resort

Zipline of Ziptrek Prize

A gift certificate for two on the Ziptrek Eagle Ecotour

SCNA Prize

Scenic Caves Nature Adventures – Tree Top Canopy Walking and ziplining on a Guided Eco Adventure Tour

8x42 Binoculars

Nikon 8×42 Binoculars & Safety Third T-Shirt

Roots Canada Logo

A gift card

Lee Valley Giftcard

Two gift cards




  • No submissions will be accepted until May 24th, 2016. No submissions will be accepted after August 14th, 2016.
  • 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


Photo of Michelle Valberg

Michelle Valberg – Photographer

Photo of Meg Beckel

Meg Beckel – President and CEO, Canadian Museum of Nature

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 Espace pour la Vie logo Ziptrek Ecotours Logo Granby Zoo logo
Image of Freeport Whale & Seabird Tours Logo


Manitoba Museum Logo


Digby Pines Golf Resort and Spa


Canadian Museum of Nature Logo


City of Calgary Logo


Why Not Adventure Logo Tentree Logo


Ripleys Aquarium of Canada Logo  Canyon Sainte-Anne Logo Picture of the Eco-Odyssee logo White Point 1928 Logo
 Great Canadian Wildlife Adventures Logo  The Federal Logo SCNA Logo Green Nikon Logo
 The Camera Store Logo  Roots Canada Logo  Lee Valley Logo  Living Lakes Logo


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