Friends of Pinery Park

2024 Photo Contest

Unleash your creativity and showcase the beauty of Pinery Provincial Park through our exciting photo contest! Submit your top photos capturing:

  • Healthy activities like biking, hiking, paddling, swimming, and exploring nature
  • Inspiring nature or wildlife scenes
  • Restorative landscapes

Photos will be judged on composition, lighting, and overall interest.

Everyone is welcome to participate! Whether you’re an amateur or professional photographer, we invite all submissions.

Share your passion for photography and support Friends of Pinery Park. Your photos will help increase the understanding, appreciation, and conservation of nature and wildlife at Pinery.

Prizes: (3) Prize Winners

1st place: $100.00 gift card to Friends of Pinery Park Nature

2nd place: $50.00 gift card to Friends of Pinery Park Nature Store

3rd place: $25.00 gift card to Friends of Pinery Park Nature Store

Contest Deadline: August 30, 2024

Rules:

  1. Colour or black and white images are acceptable.
  2. Entries become the property of Friends of Pinery Park, and Friends of Pinery Park reserves the right to use any entries for marketing purposes in future programs, publications, displays, or social media.
  3. All entries that depict individuals in the photographs must include a signed Model Release and Consent Form. This ensures that all individuals, or their parents/guardians if they are under 18, have provided consent for the images to be used on FOPP social media and collected by Friends of Pinery Park.
  4. Photos should not depict any activity that is harmful to wildlife or the environment. Respect the natural habitat and ensure your photography practices promote conservation and responsible enjoyment of the park. Any submissions violating these guidelines will be disqualified.
  5. Keep it real—no AI-generated images allowed. Let’s celebrate genuine creativity!

Guidelines:

  1. Send JPG images that are a minimum of 2.5 MB to a maximum of 8 MB.
  2. Label each image “yourfullname_year_description.jpg”. For example: “David Smith_2024_bird.jpg”

How to submit:

  1. Email submissions to: car@friendsofpinerypark.ca – Please include your name in the email subject line. Only three (3) entries per person.
  2. We remind participants not to submit photos that depict inappropriate actions such as feeding wildlife, disturbing habitats, or engaging in activities that harm natural environments. Our goal is to promote responsible interaction with nature and wildlife conservation efforts.

Judging:

Eligible entries will be evaluated by a panel of qualified judges. All decisions made by the contest judges are considered final.