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Photo competition: What does home mean to you?

Enter the Re:Location photo competition for your chance to win one of three cash prizes 

  • Published Apr 09, 2020
  • Updated Oct 19, 2023
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Community relocations are part of the story of what has and continues to shape Canada as a country. As part of our educational project on relocations in Canada, we want to know: what does home mean to you?

We’re looking for photographs that capture your personal concept of home, be it the house you grew up in, a place you visit when you need to rest and recharge, a landmark that makes your community unique, or a person who represents comfort, hope and identity. In this uncertain time of social and physical distancing amid a global pandemic, home has become even more important. It’s not just where we spend most of our time; it’s where we find safety, balance, creativity and, hopefully, joy.

Submit an image and tell us the story behind it for a chance to win one of three cash prizes, including the grand prize of $1,000. 

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The photographer’s favourite bench, a place that represents home. (Photo: Laura Deeves/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo eligibility

  • Photo entries must be original material and must not have been a winner in another national competition

  • Entries may have been taken in any time period and anywhere in the world as long as they are the photographer’s own work and are accompanied by a detailed explanatory caption as outlined below

  • Entries must be accompanied by a detailed description (minimum 50 words) explaining the subject of the image and why/how the image expresses the concept of home for the photographer

  • All entries must be submitted electronically as .jpg files through the competition website. Digital reproductions of prints or slides are acceptable

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The photographer’s daughter exploring beneath a rainbow. Perhaps home for you is symbolized by a person rather than a place. (Photo: Mike Hurley/Can Geo Photo Club) 

How to enter

Visit the Re:Location website and from the main menu, select “Photo Competition.” If you are already a member of the Canadian Geographic Photo Club, sign in with your email and password; if not, create an account. 

Questions/technical difficulties may be reported to [email protected]

The competition is open until September 30, 2020. 

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