2017 Photo Challenge

Award Honour Elizabeth Hak The Mandrill
Award Honour Inge Riis McDonald Farrier Visit
Award Honour Patricia Zuest grizzly bear sow catching salmon in chilcotin river
Medal Gold Robert Parker The Hunt is on.
Medal Sliver ann alimi DANCE PASSION

Scope of Competition

Theme is to capture or create an image which depicts Celebrating Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation and what it means to be a Canadian citizen  – proud of our diversity and the elements that bind us together, the richness of our common history and heritage, geographical uniqueness and efforts to reconcile with indigenous peoples.

Each image should reflect a message or an emotion that supports this theme.   Image can be abstract, landscape, low light, macro, nature, portrait, still life, street, wildlife, etc…

This is an excellent opportunity for photographers to expand their creativity and celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation.


Editing Criteria

Open Editing – All  in-camera, on-camera and post-processing techniques are permitted.  However, all components of the images must have been created or captured by the entrant.

Submitted image MUST NOT contain any watermarks, name of the image or name of the photographer.

Entrant can enter 1 or 2 images.  Prizes will be awarded on individual images, not the total score of two images submitted.

Single digital mat is permitted but is not required. Colour selection of the mat is left up to the Entrant.

Colour or black & white or monochrome images are permitted.

Image Specifications: JPG file format with the following conditions:

Dimensions: Maximum horizontal size: 1400 pixels and Maximum vertical size: 1050 pixels
Note: One of the dimensions must be exactly the maximum allowed size and neither dimension may exceed the maximum pixels for that dimension
Maximum filesize: 1.8 MB

Note: Online system will check for the above parameters and if they are not met then your image submission will not be accepted and you will receive a message explaining which parameters are not acceptable.

File naming Convention:

– Filenames of images to be uploaded may ONLY contain letters, digits, spaces, periods(.), underscores(_) or dashes (-)

– No other punctuation is allowed in this filename OR the name of its folder

Image Title:

– May NOT contain the club name or the photographer’s name

– Unrestricted except refrain from using the following characters:  ” ‘ .


Judging Criteria

Judges will award their scoring based on key elements such as composition, technique and subject matter.  However, the judges will have a strong emphasis on the creative message, quality of execution, innovation, and ‘wow’ factor.


Competition Processes

Closing Date of Competition – 31 May 2017 @ midnight Pacific Standard Time. 

Limited Participation – ONLY  CAPA individual, family and life members who are permanent Canadian residents may enter.  Entrant can enter 1 or 2 images.  Prizes will be awarded on individual images not the total score of two images submitted.

Eligibility Criteria – Prior to submitting any photo in a CAPA competition, all entrants must first read the CAPA Eligibility Criteria relating to images submissions. – READ ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA HERE

How To Enter Competition – On the CAPA website’s home page, select the LOGIN option from the top menu.  When prompted – enter your username and password.  Once logged in, select COMPETITION SUBMISSIONS from the COMPETITIONS main menu at the top of the home page.

NOTE: If you do not see the COMPETITION SUBMISSIONS in the COMPETITIONS dropdown menu then you are not logged into the CAPA website. 

From the COMPETITION SUBMISSIONS webpage, select the 2017 Annual Digital Challenge from the column title “Competition Entry Forms.”  By doing so, you will be presented with an input screen where you enter the name of the image and the photographer’s name. Once the images have been uploaded, you can logout of the CAPA website.

Hosting Camera Club – Canadian Association for Photographic Art

Competition Coordinator – CAPA Director of Competitions – competitions@capacanada.ca

Selection Of Winning Photos – After the closing date of the Competition, three judges will examine all photos and assign their scores.

Distribution of CAPA Awards And/Or Commercial Prizes – will be coordinated by the CAPA Director of Competitions.


Access To Competition Results

The competition results are usually available 2 to 4 weeks after the closing date of the competition. CAPA Director of Competitions will advise all entrants of the competition results shortly after they are received by the Competition Coordinator.

Posting To Website – To view the winning images – select WINNERS-Individual or WINNERS-Club under the COMPETITIONS main menu.   Final competition report is restricted and can only be accessed by logging into the CAPA website.   View these reports by selecting COMPETITION REPORTS under the COMPETITIONS main menu.

NOTE: If you cannot see the COMPETITIONS REPORTS then you are not logged into the website. 


Corporate Provided Prizes


First Place Winner


Second Place Winner


Third Place Winner


Ten Honourable Mention Winners Will Receive

  • CAPA Honourable Mention Ribbons
  • $50 Gift Certificate toward a Treasure-Book Photo Book (Canadian Company based in Surrey, B.C.)