Canada: My Country

SILVER - Frederic Hore - Celebrating Canada Day
BRONZE - Ted Akin - Sky Celebrations
HONOUR - Michael Winsor - Ferryland Iceberg
HONOUR - Angeline Haslett - Following Cultural Paths
Bronze Randy Lowden Barn Swallow

Scope of Competition 

An Our Country image should express the feeling of a time and place in Canada,  and / or portray the land, its distinctive features or culture in its natural state.

Images for this competition can consist of: landscape, low light, nature and wildlife. For the purposes of this competition, landscape images can include:

  • environmental
  • urban
  • rural
  • seascape

Human, animal and object can be included in the image to reflect the magnitude of the structures. Ideally, the animals and/or birds should be native to Canada.

This competition is an excellent opportunity for entrants to capture and submit their best images which highlights the natural beauty of Canada.

Editing Criteria

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.

Open Editing – All in-camera, on-camera and post-processing techniques are permitted. Only exception – skies cannot be replaced. Final image can be a combining multiple images and elements in a final image. However, all components of the final image must have been taken by the entrant

Images that are created totally electronically with no photographic origin are prohibited from this competition.

Colour or black & white or monochrome images are permitted.


 Judging Criteria


— image title that compliments or contributes to the vision or message being presented in the image


– 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 – April 18, 2018  at midnight Pacific Standard Time.

Open To – All paid-up CAPA members and camera clubs associated to CAPA.

Two Parallel Competitions – CAPA Canada: My Country ‘Individual’ Competition for only CAPA member and CAPA Canada: My Country ‘Club’ Competitionfor all camera clubs. CAPA members can upload a maximum of 4 images.   Whereas camera clubs can upload a maximum 6 photos but all images must be from different photographers.

For both the Individual and Club components of this competition, CAPA medals and Honourable Mention Ribbons will be awarded to entrants with the highest aggregate scores. Merit Award Ribbons will be awarded to the top three individual images.

How To Upload Images To CAPA Competition here

Hosting Camera Club – Director of Competitions

Competition Coordinator – Sheldon Boles –

Questions about the scope of the competition and the editing criteria should be directed to the Competition Coordinator prior to the closing day of the competition.