Photo Contest 2020

July 17 – September 8, 2020

Age Categories: Youth under 18 and Adults 18+

Gift Certificate Prizes!

Photo entries must be taken from the paths of the Urquhart Butterfly Garden, which includes the path along the canal, from Friday, July 17 to Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

ENTRY DEADLINE: MIDNIGHT, SEPTEMBER 8, 2020!

The Urquhart Butterfly Garden is located in Centennial Park at the corner of Cootes Drive & East Street. Parking available on King Street East.

AWARDS:

Downtown Dundas Gift Certificates

First Prize in each category $50.00 certificate

Second prize in each category $25.00 certificate

Honorable Mentions at the discretion of the judges

AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT

Will appear on the UBG website on Tuesday, October 13, 2020.

JUDGING CRITERIA WILL INCLUDE

Originality, composition, artistic merit, technical skill & correct identification of species

JUDGES

Ken Newcombe, Wildlife Photographer

Brian Wylie, Hamilton Naturalists’ Club

Marcia Monaghan, Superintendent Horticulture, City of Hamilton

RULES

  • COVID-19 regulations must be observed with regards to physical distancing.
  • Photos must be taken from the paths of the Urquhart Butterfly Garden, which includes the path along the canal, between July 17 and September 8, 2020.
  • Photos are to be submitted without any digital editing beyond cropping, adjustments to exposure, sharpness and minor colour correction
  • Entries must be received by email as digital files to our new dedicated account: urquhartphotos2020@gmail.com
  • Deadline for entries is midnight Tuesday, September 8, 2020.
  • Enter up to 2 photographs per category (maximum total 8).
  • The Urquhart Butterfly Garden reserves the right to use the photographs, with credit, on its website and/or social media, to promote the Urquhart Butterfly Garden, and finalists may be published in the local newspapers.
  • Images remain the copyright of the photographer.
  • Photos should be: high resolution jpg format, maximum size of 5 MB each.

TO ENTER:

Please send a separate email for each category. In the body of your email include the following information:

  1. Name
  2. Address
  3. Phone Number
  4. Age (if under 18)
  5. Category
  6. Date and time each photo was taken
  7. Identify the species in each photo (it’s easy with the internet! Check out inaturalist.org)

NOTE: You will receive a confirmation by email for each category entered. If you do not receive this confirmation within 5 days please notify us at urquhartphotos2020@gmail.com

GOOD LUCK!