RDRWA Watershed and Nature Photo Contest





The Red Deer River Watershed Alliance (RDRWA) is looking for striking photographic images of rivers and lakes located within the Red Deer River watershed, as well as images of natural landscapes, native wildlife, recreational pursuits or actions you can take to help protect our beautiful watershed!

From Wednesday, April 24, 2019 to Friday, May 10, 2019, we want you to send us your best photos which capture the beauty of the Red Deer River watershed: its water, wildlife and people!

The Watershed and Nature Photo Contest is a celebration of our rivers and lakes, plants and animals, landscapes and moments in nature that bring us joy and happiness. We hope the contest encourages central Albertans to get outdoors and connect with nature this spring and summer!

There are 3 submission categories – check them out for inspiration!

  • Water and Natural Landscapes - Photographs of any waterbodies such as streams, rivers, lakes, creeks, wetlands, etc. or scenic landscapes in the Red Deer River watershed.
  • People in Nature - Show us your favourite way to get active in nature or your community, from canoeing to hiking to fishing.
  • Native Fauna and Flora – Photographs in this category may include pictures of native animals, birds, fish, insects, amphibians or other wildlife. When submitting in this category, include the name of the species (if known) with your submission.

How to Enter

E-mail your 300 dpi or greater (no larger than 20MB) resolution digital image in .jpeg or .png format to rosemarie.ferjuc@rdrwa.ca with the subject heading ‘Watershed and Nature Photo Contest’.

Photo descriptions must accompany submissions, and should include: entrant’s name, phone number, address, email address, the location the image was taken, the category the photograph is being entered in, and if you are submitting a photograph in the Native Fauna and Flora category, please be sure to include the name of the species, if known.

Contest Deadline

All photo contest submissions must be received by 4:00 pm on Friday, May 10, 2019.

Eligibility and Judging

The contest is open to photographers of all ages and skill levels. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be announced the week of May 24th. All winners will be contacted by telephone or email.


1st Place: The winner will receive a Parks Canada Family Discovery Pass which includes unlimited admission for 12 full months from date of purchase at over 80 Parks Canada places.

2nd Place: The winner will receive a $75.00 gift card to Valhalla Pure Outfitters.

3rd Place: The winner will receive an autographed copy of ‘Heart Waters’ by Alberta author Kevin Van Tighem.


Terms and Conditions

By entering the contest, entrants grant the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance (RDRWA) a royalty-free, world-wide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to display, distribute, reproduce, and create derivative works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or subsequently developed, for any RDRWA purpose, including, but not limited to advertising and promotion of RDRWA in print, on the RDRWA website, and in RDRWA publications. Any photograph reproduced will include a photographer credit. The RDRWA will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such uses. RDRWA has final approval of any language that accompanies any of the photos that appear on its website or RDRWA publications. By entering this contest, the entrant further agrees to these official rules.



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