Engineers Canada Photo Contest

Presented by Great-West Life

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What does engineering greatness mean to you? Enter the Engineers Canada Photo Contest and share your photos of Canadian engineering at its best!

Upload your photographs of engineers, engineering teams or engineering work to EngStudio, our royalty-free stock image bank, and be automatically entered to win prizes and be featured on Engineers Canada's web and social media properties. Your photo may also be chosen by our panel of judges to be framed and displayed at the Engineers Canada office in Ottawa.

Contest Rules

Who may enter:
Only Canadian residents are eligible to enter the Engineers Canada Photo Contest.

Engineers Canada staff, board members and members of their immediate families are encouraged to submit photos to EngStudio; however, they will not be eligible to win prizes.

What to enter:
We’re looking for photos of Canadian engineering at its best! Feats of engineering, engineers at work, engineering projects, engineering achievements, engineers in the community…we want it all! Engineering is all around you so get creative, snap a photo and submit!

Minor adjustments to correct for colour, lighting or exposure are acceptable, but Engineers Canada reserves the right to disqualify photos it deems to have been substantially modified.

For a photo in which a person is recognizable, you must secure a model release from the subject or, in the case of a minor, the subject’s parent or guardian and provide it to Engineers Canada with your submission. Our model release template is available for download

How to enter:
Please submit photographs and requested information online through Engineers Canada’s EngStudio website. All photos must be submitted in .jpg or .jpeg format, with dimensions of at least 1800 x 2700 pixels. High-quality scans of non-digital photographs are acceptable as long as they meet these format and size requirements.

We do not accept photographs submitted through mail, email or any other means outside of the EngStudio website.

Entry deadline:
The Contest opens on November 14, 2016. All entries must be received through EngStudio by 11:59 PM ET on January 27, 2017.

Participants are eligible to win prizes in the three categories described below.

Engineers Canada will notify winners via the email provided at the time of entry; Engineers Canada may disqualify anyone who fails to respond to the notification within five business days.

Please do not contact Engineers Canada about the status of entries or judging. Participants will be contacted if their photograph is chosen as a winner.

  • Photo of the Week (Eight prizes valued at $25 each)
    Starting the week of November 21, 2016, and continuing once per week during the contest period,* Engineers Canada will hold a random draw to select a Photo of the Week that will be featured on Engineers Canada’s social media properties. Each random draw will be open to any person who has submitted a photo to the contest. If selected as a winner, the photo and winner will not be eligible for subsequent Photo of the Week draws, but will still remain in consideration for the Community Favourite selection and the selection of the three Grand Prizes.

    Photo of the Week winners will each receive a $25 Visa gift card.

    *There will be no Photo of the Week winners selected during the weeks of December 19 and December 26, 2016.

  • Community Favourite (One prize valued at $300)
    Each photo on the EngStudio site has a star rating. The photo with the highest average star rating at the conclusion of the contest will be selected as the Community Favourite winner. In the event of a tie, the winning photo will be randomly selected from the highest ranked photos.  

    The Community Favourite winner will receive a $300 cash prize. The Community Favourite winner is not eligible to be selected for the Grand Prize winners.

  • Grand Prize winners (Three prizes valued at $500 each)
    All photographs submitted to the Contest will be reviewed by Engineers Canada and three grand prize winners will be selected by a panel of judges consisting of Engineers Canada representatives. Photographs will be assessed based on the following judging criteria: composition, innovation and originality, technical quality and visual impact.

    The three Grand Prize winners will be awarded a $500 cash prize.

Read the full contest Terms and Conditions.