THANK YOU! The contest is now CLOSED!
Thank you so much for all of the submissions! We have been blown away by all of the beauty in nature across Canada. Stay tuned for the top images, selected by of panel of judges, for your choice to vote on the winner!
Get your cameras ready… Nature Canada is happy to announce the launch of its 2017 Photo Contest!
Last year’s Nature Photo Contest was a huge hit. We received over 4,000 entries and the top photos were featured in our Nature Calendar!
Starting May 23rd and running until August 13th, 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.
The Nature Photo Contest is a celebration of the plants and animals, landscapes, and nature moments that bring us joy and happiness. Our hope is to encourage more Canadians to get outdoors and to connect with nature across the summer months. This summer is particularly special as we celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.
In case you were looking for inspiration, we’ve created a variety of themes into which you can submit your photo(s)!
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.
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Submit your photos here
Our top prize is an incredible Canadian nature adventure from Wild Women Expeditions valued at $1000! Wild Women Expeditions offers a wide variety of outdoor adventures, including canoe and kayak trips, multi-sport adventures, hiking trips and yoga retreats! Choose from one of their many Canadian adventures!
- No submissions will be accepted until May 23rd, 2017. No submissions will be accepted after August 13th, 2017.
- 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