Reflections of Nature Photo Contest

What Inspires You?

We’re happy to announce the launch of Canadian Wildlife magazine’s Reflections of Nature Photo Contest, our annual photo competition that showcases either amateur or professional photography on a national scale. This year, set your sights on moments and photos that inspire you! It could be that breathtaking view of a mountain reflecting off a lake or that perfect picture of a grizzly bear snacking on wild salmon.

Winning photos will be selected in five categories:

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Connecting with Nature:

Photos of Canadians of all ages enjoying nature through exploration, relaxation, adventure, family and sport. Show us your explorations in nature. Examples: photo of child on a hike, friends in a canoe, swimming in your lake or schools doing a habitat clean-up.


Canadian Landscapes:
Showcasing Canada’s vast and beautiful wilderness through the eye of the beholder.  Examples: mountains, sunsets, skyline, waterfalls or open natural spaces.


Focus on Fauna:

Capturing wildlife in Canada, from the smallest of creatures to the largest of mammals.  Example: any species of Canadian wildlife, terrestrial or marine.


Finding Flora
Exploring the beauty of Canada’s native and non-native plants of all shapes, sizes and colours.  Examples: water drop on a leaf, flower in bloom or a tree in the heart of winter.


Home is Habitat
Dedicated to how Canada’s landscapes are both breathtaking and where wildlife call home. Examples: a bee on a flower, a beaver in their dam or a bird in their nest.

We’re hosting two Reflections of Nature Photo Contests! One will be for amateur photographers only, whereas the other is for professional photographers. The theme, categories and prizes are the same for both contests. Participants must select either the professional or amateur contest; if one person makes submissions to both contests, neither submission will be accepted. So which contest will you participate in – the amateur or professional contest? To help out, we have outlined the differences between the two:

  • Submit to the amateur Reflections of Nature Photo Contest if you’re passionate for photography but don’t make your living from your hobby.
  • Submit to the professional Reflections of Nature Photo Contest if you earn an income from your photography, whether it’s from selling pictures or doing paid photo shoots.

Now that you know which category you fall into, join CWF’s Reflections of Nature Photo Contest and start submitting your pictures!

The contest will open at 12:00 a.m. E.S.T. on August 1, 2014, and ends at 11:59 p.m. E.S.T. on October 31, 2014. The winners will be notified by 5:00 p.m. on November 30, 2014.

For both the professional and amateur contests, the grand prize winner will receive a $500 gift card to the retailer of their choice and a one-year subscription to Canadian Wildlife or Biosphère magazine – with their photos published in the January/February 2015 issue.

See our winning photos!

If you are interested in providing prizes for this year's contest, please contact us.

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