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  • Photo Contest

Calendar Photo Contest is back!

July 30, 2019

Between August 1 and September 15, submit your photo entries that capture the beauty and nature in Okotoks! Top photos will be featured in the Town’s annual 2020 community conservation calendar (and potentially other Town publications)!

The Okotoks Nature Photo Contest is a celebration of plants, animals, landscapes, pathways, our Sheep River Valley, iconic ‘Okotoks landscapes’,  and moments in nature that bring us joy and remind us of the natural beauty in our own backyard. Because we love our events, shots of recreation, cultural and community events are also eligible. 

Did you submit last year but didn't get selected? No need to resubmit those entries. All photos that weren't featured in the 2019 calendar are automatically qualified for this year's contest! But if you have new photos, feel free to submit new shots!

NEW! Special xeriscaped yard feature

This year we are also looking to feature a local xeriscaped yard as one of our monthly photos. We're looking for creative drought-tolerant landscapes that are largely turf-free and use an interesting mix of vegetation (plants, shrubs, succulents), ground cover (mulch), and hardscaping (paths, walkways, stonework etc.).

We know there are many beautiful yards in Okotoks - show us what you've got!

Submit your photos

Grand Prize – Cover photo

If your photo is selected for the cover of the 2020 Conservation Calendar, you’ll win bragging rights, plus a prize pack of fun, environmental goodies worth $200!

Runner-Up Prize - Monthly photos

All participant photos that are featured inside the calendar for a specific month will also win bragging rights!

How to submit

  • Photos must be high resolution (2-25MB). A high-resolution, colour (RGB) version of each photo must be submitted (uncompressed TIFF or maximum quality JPEG).
  • Ideal file size: 3600 pixels wide by 3000 pixels tall (or 12” x 10”) at 300 dpi. Landscape photos work best.
  • Photos must be taken in the Okotoks area.
  • Alteration of digital files is not acceptable. However cropping of photos is permitted, and tonal or colour corrections are acceptable.
  • Submit your photos through the online form 
  • Photos can also be dropped your photos off on a USB flash drive at the Municipal Centre, 5 Elizabeth St.

Please Note:

  • images become the property of the Town for future use
  • Any photos featuring people must include appropriate approvals to be published
  • Photos submitted may be posted online
  • Submissions will be accepted until midnight, September 15, 2019, MST

  • There is a limit of 5 submissions by a single entrant


Please email the Communications team.

For more information:
Town of Okotoks