2021 Nature Photo Contest
Our 2021 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 safely across the summer months. Canadian photographers across the country will be submitting their artwork in for a chance to win prizes and be featured in the Nature Canada 2022 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 2021 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 2021 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 2021 Nature Photo Contest will be launching on May 25, 2021 and running until August 16, 2021.
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.
Nature Canada is excited to announce we have partnered with Black Feather the Wilderness Adventure Company for our 2021 Photo Contest Grand Prize. This year’s first prize winner of our contest will receive a spot on an incredible seven-day sea kayaking trip exploring the 30,000 Islands that surround Georgian Bay in the 2022 season, valued at over $2000!
The 30,000 Islands make northeast Georgian Bay a kayaker’s paradise. From a few square meters to several square kilometres, these granite islands form a protective maze for the paddler to explore. Away from the sheltered channels, there are also open bays and crossings to distant islands for the experienced paddler. There is very little soil in this area, and most of the vegetation on the coastline consists of wind-twisted and gnarled trees that are far older than they look. It’s a harsh and fragile environment — the least-settled wilderness on the great bay.
- No submissions will be accepted until May 25, 2021. No submissions will be accepted after August 16th, 2021.
- 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.
Laura Bombier (Photographer)
Nadya Kwandibens (Photographer)
Dax Justin (Photographer)
Sandy Sharkey (Photographer, Former Radio Broadcaster)
Les Stroud (Filmmaker, Musician, Author)
Michael Tayler (Olympian)
Michelle Valberg (Photographer)