No purchase necessary. Photos must have been taken in Canada on or after January 1, 2023. Entries must include details of when and where the photos were taken. The submitted photo must never have been previously published, exhibited publicly, or selected as a winner in any other contest and only amateur photographers are eligible (defined as a person who has never earned more than $1,000 in any year for photography). To enter, upload your digital file(s) below or send original print(s), slides or a disc with high-resolution images to:
Please specify category you are entering, and include your name, address and phone number. NOTE: Photos must be submitted by the photographer or with the photographer’s permission. Prize is awarded to the photographer. Entries without a valid phone number will be disqualified. Illegible entries, bulk mailings, reproductions or copyrighted items are ineligible. Photos will not be returned. You may also submit images online, by filling in the fields and uploading your photo, below. NOTE: WE WILL NOT CONSIDER LOW-RES IMAGES. Digital files should be at least 5 megapixels, or 2560 x 1950 pixels; image quality setting: high. Colour correction and tonal cast changes are acceptable; photo alterations, such as manipulating the composition, as well as added watermarks or signatures, will result in automatic disqualification. Entries that do not meet technical requirements will be automatically rejected. NOTE: if you’re using a mobile device, ensure your camera is set to the highest resolution possible. (This is the default setting unless you’ve changed it)
By entering the Contest, you represent and warrant to Sponsor that the Photo will not violate the rights of any third parties or any applicable laws. Contest entrants retain the rights to their submitted photos, but Outdoor Canada also reserves the right to use the photos in all platforms for editorial or commercial purposes in perpetuity. Entries not complying with these contest rules will be disqualified.
Contest closes January 2, 2024 at 11:59pm.
Each category will be awarded a first, second and third prize.
Prizes must be accepted as awarded and are not transferable or convertible to cash. Should the winner refuse a prize, Outdoor Canada (Outdoor Group Media Ltd.), Rapala, Zeiss, Berkley and VSSL (“THE CONTEST SPONSORS”) and their respective advertising and promotional agencies are released from any obligation related to the prize. Winners will be notified by phone and/or email. The Contest Sponsors: Outdoor Canada (Outdoor Group Media Ltd.), Rapala Canada, Zeiss, Coleman and VSSL retain the right in their absolute discretion to make substitutions of equivalent kind or value in the event of the unavailability of any element of the prize for any reason whatsoever. Prizewinners may be required to pick up the prize at a location agreeable to the winner and Contest Sponsor, or cover the cost of shipping the prize to the winner’s location.
Terms & Conditions
CONDITIONS OF WINNING:
Mailed entries must be post marked by the contest closing date, January 2, 2024. Online entries must be submitted and received by the contest closing date, January 2, 2024. To be selected as a winner, entrants must comply with the following conditions: 1) have read and complied with the contest rules; and 2) sign a standard declaration and release form confirming compliance with the contest rules, acceptance of their prize as awarded and releasing the Contest Sponsors and their affiliated companies and each of their respective employees, officers, directors and agents and their respective advertising and promotional agencies from any damage or loss that may result from entering this contest or accepting and/or utilizing a prize. The winner must return the completed form within five business days of receipt. If the completed form is not returned within the deadline, the selected entrant will be disqualified and another entrant will be selected by the judges from all eligible entries. Entrants of winning photos must consent to the use of their submitted photo entries, photographs, names, places of residence, likeness and voice without compensation, in print, radio, online or televised publicity or promotion relating to the contest.
Contest entrants agree that the Contest Sponsors and their affiliated companies and each of their respective employees, officers, directors and agents, shall in no way be liable for any claims, damages, losses, costs, however arising as a result of entrant’s or winner’s participation in, or the award or use of the Contest Sponsors’ products pursuant to this contest.
This contest is open to legal residents of Canada (except Quebec) who are over the age of majority in their province, except employees of the Contest Sponsors and their affiliates, members of their immediate families and persons with whom these employees are domiciled, their respective advertising and promotional agencies. The Contest Sponsors and their respective affiliates, advertising and promotional agencies, accept no responsibility in any case where their inability to satisfy these contest rules arises from any situation which is outside of their control including but not limited to a situation of strike, lock-out or other labour strife in the Sponsors’ workplaces or in the workplaces of any organization or entity whose services are involved in running this contest.
The Contest Sponsors, accept no responsibility for entries lost, misdirected, illegible, incomplete, delayed or destroyed or for the failure or malfunction of any hardware, software or telecommunication component relating to online entries. The Contest Sponsors have the right to terminate or suspend this contest or to modify the contest rules at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.
All entries become the property of the Contest Sponsors, who assume no responsibility for lost, stolen, delayed, damaged or misdirected entries or for any failure of the website during the promotional period, for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by Outdoor Canada (Outdoor Group Media Ltd.) on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from playing or downloading any material in the promotion. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of this promotion is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, the Contest Sponsors reserve the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.
By entering the contest selected winners agree to comply with these official contest rules and agree to the publication, reproduction, and/or other use of his/her name, address, voice, statements about the contest, and/or personal photograph or other likeness without further compensation, in any publicity or advertisement carried out by the Sponsor in any manner whatsoever, including print, broadcast, or digital.
Entries are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they are illegible, mechanically reproduced, mutilated, forged, falsified, altered or tampered with in any way. Entrants agree to abide by the Contest Rules and the decisions of the independent judging panel, which are final.
The decisions of the judging organization are final with respect to all aspects of the contest. The contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws. No correspondence will be entered into except with the selected entrants and individuals requesting a copy of contest rules. The odds of an entry being selected depend on the number and quality of eligible entries received by the contest closing date. All entries, including photographs, become the property of Outdoor Group Media Ltd. and none will be returned. Outdoor Canada (Outdoor Group Media Ltd.) Rapala Canada, Zeiss, Berkley, VSSL and third parties may make the information on these entry forms available for promotional purposes unless entrants request otherwise.