In advance of Nature Canada’s upcoming 75th anniversary in September 2014, they are launching a nature photography contest designed to get more Canadians outdoors connecting with nature across the summer months. It’s a simple way for youth and families to explore nature whether nearby in their neighbourhood, at their cottage or during their summer vacation.
Nature Canada says they hope that by spending time in nature people will explore and adore our natural heritage and in doing so, ensure the health and well being of our Canadian society.
From June 1, 2014, to September 1, 2014, amateur photographers and nature enthusiasts alike are encouraged to share their nature photos with Nature Canada.
A select few will be chosen by a panel of judges, and will be posted for voting by the public. There are great prizes, most noteworthy being the top prize of a Tenquille Lake Expedition graciously donated by Copper Cayuse Outfitters.
The winners will be featured in Nature Canada’s 75th anniversary photo calendar sent to members, and highlighted in their monthly E-newletter which connects to thousands of environmentally conscious Canadians.
In addition, the winners will be inducted into the organizations “Nature Photo Hall of Fame” on their website, and will be recognized through social media channels (20,000 Twitter followers).
This contest is open to members of Nature Canada as well as youth, amateur and professional photographers. If you need some ideas, here are the categories into which you may submit your photos: Kids in Nature, Favorite Memory in Nature, Nature Nearby, Wild Nature, Favorite Place in Canada, Landscapes, or Fauna and Flora.
To find out more and how you can enter the contest go to: http://naturecanada.ca/initiatives/photo-contest/
Nature Canada is a national conservation organization based in Ottawa that represents a network comprised of 45,000 members and supporters and more than 360 naturalist organizations across the country. Its mission is “to protect and conserve wildlife and habitats by engaging people and advocating on behalf of nature”. Through its history, Nature Canada has helped protect over 63 million acres of parks and wildlife areas in Canada and countless species that depend on this habitat