2022 Photo Contest

2021 Winning Photograph of beaver damIt’s time to get your cameras out and clean off the lenses. The 2022 ‘Let’s Be County Proud’ photo contest is here. You need to be a resident of the County to participate but we welcome voters from anywhere to judge.

We’ve kept the categories the same – People and Places – and we will be offering prizes for both adult and youth winners.


 

To participate you will need to fill out two forms:


Prizes

 

This year we have two sets of prizes:

  1. Most Popular – the photos in each category which receive the highest number of ‘likes’ will win in their respective categories
  2. Judges’ Choice – the photos chosen by our three judges will also will win in their respective categories

Grand Prize - The Judges’ Choice number one overall winner will receive a framed copy of their photograph in addition to the prize money.

We will be posting all submissions on our Saddle Hills County Photo Contest Facebook page and this year we will also be posting entries on the County’s dedicated Photo Contest Instagram page.

Don't Forget - you must sign and submit a waiver for your submission(s) to be considered. You'll find the link at the bottom of this page.


 

Categories

Image of camera lensOur categories focus on the people, geography and beauty of our County and way of life.

People

Family, friends, work and community

Places

Our beautiful scenery and landscapes

Contest Rules

1. Photos must be taken within the municipal boundaries of Saddle Hills County by a resident of the County (Location to be included with submission).

2. Photos must be in jpeg format in high resolution. No larger than 2MB (~800 x 600 pixels)

3. Three photo submissions permitted per photographer per category.

4. Entries must be received by 4:00 pm, September 16th, 2021.

5. Please include the names of the people in your photos for legal purposes (with the exception of large group shots).

6. Photos are available for the County to use for promotional purposes as per the waiver signed by the photographer *all entrants must submit a signed waiver

Judging

Most Popular

Three prizes (1st, 2nd and 3rd) will be awarded in each category for Adult and Youth based on the number of likes.

4—1st Prizes of $75 | 4—2nd Prizes of $50 | 4—3rd Prizes of $25

Judges’ Choice

Three prizes (1st, 2nd and 3rd) will be awarded in each category for Adult and Youth. 

4—1st Prizes of $75 | 4—2nd Prizes of $50 | 4—3rd Prizes of $25

Grand Prize (best overall photo)

A large, framed copy of the overall winning photo.

Judges

Our judges this year are well-respected photographers and will be choosing the winners in the Judge's Choice category.


 

Image of Danika BoyerDanika Boyer

[Bio to come]

Website: https://danikarita.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/danikaritaboyer

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/danikaritaphotos/

Email: danikaritaphotos@gmail.com


 

Image of William VavrekWilliam Vavrek

William is a freelance photographer based in Grande Prairie who focuses primarily on photojournalism, first responder photography, real estate, oil and gas, commercial photography, aerial photography with drone. He also specializes in portraits, high profile events and landscapes. William holds an advanced pilot certificate from Transport Canada. William is a member of Technical Search and Rescue Grande Prairie, and the Peace River Airshow Association,

Website: https://www.williamvavrek.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wvavrek

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/william.vavrek/

Email: william@williamvavrek.com


 

Image of Amos WiebeAmos Wiebe

Amos Wiebe, resides in Grande Prairie and formerly from the outskirts of La Glace. He has always had a special interest in photography. At the outset that interest was primarily with landscape and nature photography. Over the past several years however his hobby has developed into a passion. Amos currently focuses on landscape, with a strong emphasis in the ability of using mostly all-natural lighting. Through the ability of using solely natural light his goal is always to "create a stunning image" as opposed to just "taking a photo". Amos' work mirrors his unique style, using simple yet vivid, natural backdrops that compliment the wonders of Gods Creation.

Website: https://famousamosphotography.smugmug.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amos.wiebe.1

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/famous_amos_photography/

Email: amos_wiebe@hotmail.com  

Voting

Voting Deadline — October 14th 4:00 PM

We will be posting submissions on our Facebook Photo Contest page and the County's dedicated Photo Contest Instagram page. Public judging will be held online between October 1st and October 14th on these pages. If you or someone you know is unable to vote via social media, email communications@saddlehills.ab.ca or come into the office to view the photos and cast your ballot. 

Apply

Apply to the County prior to 4:00 pm on September 16th, 2022 by one of the following methods:

1. Use our online photo submission form

2. Drop them off at the County office on a usb stick, with each file named with your name and the location of the image ie. John Doe - Bonanza.

We cannot accept photos by email.

Don't Forget - you must sign and submit a waiver for your submission(s) to be considered. 

Submissions Deadline—September 16th 4:00 PM