A Picture is Worth Nearly 2 Million Words

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 13, 2015

A PICTURE IS WORTH NEARLY 2 MILLION WORDS

Photo Contest Focusing on the Beauty and Vitality of Ontario’s Greenbelt

The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation, the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC), and the McMichael Canadian Art Collection are teaming up to launch a photo contest to celebrate 10 years of Ontario’s nearly 2 million acres of permanently protected Greenbelt.

Starting today, photographers of all talents may submit their photos and view entries from other individuals electronically through an online web portal at www.greenbelt.ca/photo_contest.

The deadline to submit entries is Oct. 15, 2015 and winners of each category will be announced by Nov. 7, 2015. The winning photographs will travel to various locations across the Greenbelt, so the imaginations of Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area residents and visitors can be inspired. Photo entries will be judged by a jury of professional photographers and creative employees from the three organizations sponsoring the contest.

Entries must be the property of the photographer on whose behalf the photo(s) are submitted, depict locations, nature, farming, persons, activities, and close-ups on the Greenbelt, and adhere to contest rules and conditions.

“The Professional Photographers of Canada are excited to see photographers’ depictions of the beauty and vitality of Ontario’s Greenbelt, and to help select the finalists who will appear on display at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection,” said Jean Chartrand, Ontario Chair, Professional Photographers of Canada.  “This 10th anniversary contest will express the artistic vision of the photographic community through the natural beauty of our protected spaces and the people that live and work within it.”

“We are very happy to collaborate with the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation to showcase works depicting the beauty of our natural surroundings,” said Victoria Dickenson, Executive Director and CEO, McMichael Canadian Art Collection. “By showcasing these photographs of the Greenbelt, we celebrate and experience the connection between art and nature, a connection fundamental to McMichael.” 

“This contest will bring to focus the endless possibilities and magnificence of the world’s largest permanently protected Greenbelt,” said Burkhard Mausburg, CEO, Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation. “Whether it’s a photo of a combine working some of southern Ontario’s most productive farmland or a bald eagle soaring above the Oak Ridges Moraine, we’re looking forward to the unique perspectives of amateur and professional photographers alike.

 

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For further information contact:

Lorenzo Catuzza
Director, York Region
Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation
Phone: (416) 528-9974

 

Anna Stanisz
Assistant Curator
McMichael Canadian Art Collection
Phone: (905) 893-1121 ext. 2249

 

Jay Terry
Photographer
Professional Photographers of Canada

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