For the past three months the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation, the Professional Photographers of Canada, and the McMichael Canadian Art Collection held a photography contest to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Ontario’s Greenbelt. The top 20 submissions will be exhibited at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Two of those 20 will be "People's Choice" winners. You can vote for your People's Choice pick on the Greenbelt Facebook Page. Voting ends October 29th at 4:59pm ET.
On August 11, 2015 we officially launched the Greenbelt 10th Anniversary Photo Contest, arguably our most ambitious contest to-date.
We invited photographers from across the province to submit their best Greenbelt shots - the winning photographs were to be displayed in special exhibit at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection and, eventually, to tour various locations across the Greenbelt.
We'd secured two great partners--the Professional Photographers of Canada and the McMichael Canadian Art Collection--and we knew from experience that many talented photographers find inspiration in the Greenbelt's diverse landscapes. And yet, there was still that lingering worry - "Suppose we couldn't get enough entries?"
We needn't have worried.
Within a day 10 gorgeous photos had been submitted, within a week that number had jumped to 50. And they kept coming. And coming. And coming...
By the time the contest wrapped up at midnight on October 15 we'd received over 800 entries!
We did it though, and now we want your help.
We've narrowed down the winning pool to 120 finalists, the top 20 will be part of an exhibit at McMichael Canadian Art Collection.
We want your help picking two of those 20!
Check out our Facebook contest galleries; we’ve got one gallery for Water and Wildlife and one for Landscape & Agriculture – the photo with most votes in each category will be crowned the “People’s Choice” winner and will hang in our exhibit along 18 other finalists to be chosen by our expert panel.
Just by voting and entering your email address, you’re automatically entered to win a framed photograph of your favourite contest entree!