We know you’ve been waiting, and the time has finally arrived: the 34th edition of Canadian Geographic’s long-running Annual Photo Competition is now open for entries.

We’re looking for your best shots of Canadian landscapes, wildlife, weather, cities, and people enjoying our great outdoors. Prizes include an amazing selection of photo gear from Vistek, COOLPIX W300 cameras from Nikon, and a collection of new books from Royal Canadian Geographical Society explorers and Fellows. Plus, the winners and runners-up will see their images published in a 2020 issue of Canadian Geographic magazine.

The competition is open until December 31st, 2019, so get those entries in!

To help inspire your snaps, here’s a bit more about what our judges are looking for in each category:

Flora and fauna

From bears to bees, foxes to fish, whales to wildflowers, Canada’s biodiversity is incredible. We’re looking for your best shots of Canadian plant and animal life.

Urban Canada

What makes your city unique? Behind the glittering skylines of our country’s major cities, historic neighbourhoods, picturesque parks, fantastic festivals and architectural gems await. We want to see your best photos capturing the colour and life of Canadian cities.

Active outdoors

How do you stay active? Whether it’s hiking a mountain trail, paddling along the shore of a still lake, or cross-country skiing through fresh snow in your local park, we’re looking for photos of you, your friends and family enjoying Canada’s diverse landscapes in every season.

Iconic landscapes

From the wave-swept fiords of Newfoundland, to the dramatic peaks of the Canadian Rockies, to the ancient forest groves of British Columbia, to the breathtaking openness of the Arctic tundra, we want to see your best photos of Canada’s iconic landscapes.

Wild weather

Canada is notorious for its weather extremes! We’re looking for your best shots that tell an amazing weather story, be it a dramatic thunderstorm, a record-breaking snowfall, or the simple sculptural beauty of clouds on a summer’s day.

View the 2018 winners

How to enter

Entering the 34th Annual Photo Competition is easy. Simply go to http://annual19.canadiangeographic.ca and log in to your Canadian Geographic Photo Club account — or, if this is your first time submitting photos to us, create an account. It’s free!

Then, click “Enter” and start filling in the details about your photo.   

You can enter as many images in as many categories as you’d like, but please read the official rules first.

Experiencing technical issues with the site, or have questions? Please send a detailed email to [email protected]

Good luck and happy snapping!

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