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2019 Photo Contest

Thank you so much to everyone who submitted entries to the 2019 Nature Photo Contest.

Your beautiful photos of nature and wildlife in Canada were incredible. We hope you all had an amazing summer exploring nature across Canada. Thank you to our sponsors for donating the incredible prizes. And thank you to the judges for your time and expertise.

The photo that will be on the cover of the 2020 Nature Canada Calendar is . . . the American Avocets by Kinan Echtay! 

Submit on social media Or through the form below

Form submission

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.

Grand Prize

Nature Canada is pleased to announce that we have partnered with Black Feather the Wilderness Adventure Company for our 2019 Nature Photo Contest Grand Prize. The first place winner of our contest will receive a Gift Certificate for one space on any of Black Feather’s incredible four-day French River Canoe Trips for the 2020 season, valued at over $1000. This prize is a great opportunity to experience an authentic nature adventure on fun and fairly easy rapids and practice your whitewater canoeing. Explore the clear water and beautiful Canadian Shield scenery and get some fantastic pictures! Send us your best nature photography to be entered in our contest for a chance to win this Grand Prize.


  1. No submissions will be accepted until May 21st, 2019. No submissions will be accepted after August 11th, 2019.
  2. Submissions made on social media must include #NaturePhotoContest in order to be eligible.
  3. A selection of the top photographs will be presented on our webpage for public voting.
  4. There is no limit as to the number of submissions by a single entrant.
  5. 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.

Photo Contest Rules and Regulations


Michelle Valberg

Michelle Valberg - Photographer

Meg Beckel - President and CEO, Canadian Museum of Nature

Les Stroud - TV's "Survivorman"

Laura Bombier

Laura Bombier - Photographer

Sandy Sharkey

Sandy Sharkey - Photographer

Michael Tayler

Michael Tayler

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