PHOTO CONTEST

“Nature’s Home Town” Photo Contest

Official Contest Rules

Explore Nature’s Home Town and take pictures of your favourite PLACES, ACTIVITIES and PEOPLE to win one of 4 great prizes!

Pull out your old photos or take some new ones!

We want to see all seasons and experiences within Nature’s Home Town!

Grand Prize (1st): A $300 Prepaid Credit Card and your photo displayed on the front cover of our Community Attraction Package

2nd Prize: $150 Prepaid Credit Card

3rd Prize: $100 Prepaid Credit Card

Community Favourite: $200 Prepaid Credit Card

Categories:

  • Nature and/or Wildlife
  • Community Events or Attractions
  • Active Living 
  • Outdoor Adventure 

Timing:

Contest opens December 1, 2019 at 10:00 am EST and closes January 31, 2020 at 11:59 pm EST.

Judging:

Winners of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes will be chosen by a panel of judges. 

The “Community Favourite” will be chosen through online voting. 

To Enter:

1 – Submit a great photo to one of the categories listed showing what you love about Nature’s Home Town

2 - Ensure it is sized correctly: A high-resolution photo suitable for print.

3 - Submit your photo and Photograph Release Form (link below) electronically:

Email edo@greenstone.ca

Write “Natures Home Town Photo Contest” on the subject line.

Complete the “Photograph Release Form” and include with your photo submission (one per category entry is required.)

Eligibility:

  • All photos must be taken within the boundaries of the Municipality of Greenstone and specify the area that picture was taken. (e.g. Kenogamisis Lake)
  • The photographer must be the one to enter the contest, you cannot use someone else’s photo.
  • Photos containing alcohol, drugs, or tobacco products will not be considered.
  • Open to all residents of Greenstone, 18 years of age and older, except employees or representatives of the Municipality of Greenstone and their immediate families (spouses or children). Volunteer Firefighters are not considered employees for the sake of the photo contest and are eligible to participate. 
  • The contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law. The Municipality of Greenstone reserves the right to cancel the contest or modify these rules at its discretion. Decisions of the Municipality of Greenstone will be final. 
  • No purchase is necessary. 
  • Winners will be contacted by phone.

Entries:

Winners names and photographs will be published on www.greenstone.ca, social media sites and in print.  By submitting your entry photos, you agree to allow the Municipality of Greenstone and its subsidiaries to save and use the photos at its discretion as they see fit, online and in print publications without notification, compensation, or additional consideration to you.

Judging:

Winners of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes will be chosen by a panel of judges. 

The “Community Favourite” will be chosen by the public from the top 10 ranked photos through online voting.

The Municipality of Greenstone reserves the right, at their discretion, to disqualify or discount any entrant, image or vote connected to votes cast by unfair means. The decision of the judges is final.

Copyright Notice:

Regarding any photograph submitted in this contest, the entrant (photographer) retains copyright. By uploading or submitting any photograph to this contest, the entrant grants the Municipality of Greenstone a royalty-free, world-wide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to display, distribute, reproduce, and create derivative works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or subsequently developed, for any of the Municipality of Greenstone’s purpose, including, but not limited to advertising and promotional materials, its website, social media, exhibition, and commercial products, including but not limited to municipal publications. The Municipality of Greenstone will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such uses which may or may not give credit to the photographer. Winning entrants are required to sign a release containing the above conditions – including any model releases for recognizable individuals in photo. Photo releases must accompany all entries.

Questions? Contact the Municipality of Greenstone via email edo@greenstone.ca with the subject #Natureshometown Photo Contest or call 1-807-854-1100. 

 Photograph Release Form

Printable Photo Contest Official Rules & Regulations

 

Monday, December 2, 2019