Photo Contest

Entry Form

Purpose of Photo Contest

The Friends of Gatineau Park seek to:

  • Foster a sharing with the public of Park visitor’s pictorial experience of the flora, fauna and landscapes as well as the heritage features of the Park in all seasons as a means of heightening awareness of the exceptional character of this Park.
  • Maintain a virtual gallery of shared memories – Reminiscence – for access by members and others as well as use by the Friends in its promotional material.


Bring a digital camera to your next visit and, with your photos, help us communicate the story of Gatineau Park by:

  • Completing in full an entry form and the terms of the release form.  Send.
  • Emailing photo of Park’s nature or of heritage for either the June to December, or December to June contest.  A maximum of 3 recent photos may be submitted for each contest and must be:
  • Taken by an amateur over the age of 17.
  • Minimally 1800 by 1200 pixels, 300 dpi resolution.
  • Black and white or colour
  • Virtual or horizontal format
  • Without significant alteration.  Minor digital enhancements (i.e. cropping, red eye removal) are permitted.
  • Without watermarks, backgrounds or borders etc
  • Received in electronic format only (.jpg; .gif, .raw; or .tif)
  • For the first two (2) contests, digital photos from the previous contest held by the National Capital Commission may be submitted, provided these have not been selected as winners.
  • Submission forms and photos by e-mail attachments or by snail-mail CD must be in by the established November 30 or May 31 deadline.
  • Judges make their decision on the following qualities: creativity, composition, focus, impact, lighting, originality and storytelling.


Contestants will be notified by e-mail, unless only a snail-mail address has been received.  Entry material will not be returned rather archived for future access.

A first prize will be awarded.

Entry Form

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