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2020 Nature Photo Contest

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The 2020 Nature Photo Contest is now closed. Stay tuned for voting information.

Our 2020 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 nearby nature across the summer months. Appreciation for nature as part of a bigger community shines as we come together digitally during this strange time. Canadian photographers across the country will be submitting their artwork in for a chance to win prizes and be featured in the Nature Canada 2021 Calendar.

During this strange time, Nature Canada wants you to remember that we still need to stand strong and continue to protect the nature and wildlife you love.

The 2020 Nature Photo Contest is a celebration of the plants and animals, landscapes, and nature moments that bring us joy and happiness. Grab your cameras, head outside, and explore all the beauty Canada has to offer. The 2020 Nature Photo Contest is a great way to get outdoors and celebrate nature in Canada! 

Whether you choose to go for a hike, spend time in a park, or simply enjoy discovering what’s hiding in your own backyard; there is so much to see. Our hope is to encourage more Canadians to get outdoors and to connect with nature, while staying safe and maintaining physical distancing of course. 

We will also be welcoming photos of nature from previous years, for those who might need to stay inside right now. Take a walk down memory lane and find old photos of your favourite nature explorations. Share photos of nature that will inspire us during these challenging times.

The 2020 Nature Photo Contest will be launching on June 15th and running until August 16th.

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 excited to announce we have partnered with Black Feather the Wilderness Adventure Company for our 2020 Photo Contest Grand Prize. This year’s first prize winner of our contest will receive a spot on an incredible five day whitewater canoe trip exploring the wilderness in western Quebec in the 2021 season, valued at over $1,800. This 60km Dumoine River Getaway trip travels the lower part of the river – from Lac Benoit to the Ottawa River. It is a great opportunity to paddle through nature in a fun and adventurous way, while practicing whitewater canoeing.  Discover picturesque lakes, pine-covered hills, and a variety of wildfowl – making for excellent photo opportunities. Share your best nature photography with us to be entered in the 2020 Photo Contest for a chance to win this Grand Prize.

Rules

  1. No submissions will be accepted until June 15th, 2020. No submissions will be accepted after August 16th, 2020.
  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

Judges

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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