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Mayor's Environment Expo: Photo Contest Details

Rules on submissions:

  • The Photography Contest is open to students, grades 5-12, in Calgary.
  • Photographs must be taken in 2018 or 2019.
  • Photographs must be taken in or around the Calgary area.
  • Only ONE photograph per category per student can be submitted.
  • Each photograph is required to have a caption.
  • Photographs must be accompanied by a completed entry form. Identify each photograph you submit in the entry form by including its file name.
  • All photographs entered should not contain markings (watermarks etc.).
  • All photographs may have minor alterations for color, contrast, etc. but may not be significantly altered.
  • Photographs must be exclusive to this contest and unpublished.
  • By entering the Photography Contest, a participant acknowledges the submitted photograph is an original work created solely by the participant.
  • All entries submitted by students under the age of 18 and any photos of children under the age of 18 must possess legal parental or guardian consent to participate in the contest. Consent can be given by completing an entry form.

Photos that do not meet the above criteria will not be considered. Students may submit one photograph to one or all of the categories listed below:


1. Through a Climate Lens 2. Environmental Adaptation
3. Impacts of Climate Change 4. Resilience

The Photographs will be judged and ranked in each category. The top 16 photos (top 4 from each category) will have their photos canvas mounted and put on display at the Mayor's Environment Expo.

  • Each of the category winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd) will get their photograph enlarged and framed.
  • Each of the winning photos will be displayed at the reception, at the Municipal Building during the Mayor’s Environment Expo, June 4 – 6, and shared with media outlets.
  • Framed pictures will include the caption and will be delivered after the Expo.

The photographers of the submitted entries shall allow the organizers of this contest the right to use these photographs to promote environmental awareness in Calgary communities. All or portions of the photograph will become part of The City’s database, and may be adapted for other applications, production, broadcast, rebroadcast, published, exhibited, reproduced and/or distributed in various media formats.

Photo credits shall be given to the photographer who took the photograph.

For more information, contact Michael Gray.