After receiving over 800 eligible photographs celebrating water in Ontario's Greenbelt, we narrowed the entries down to 123 finalists—check them out in our gallery!
During the first week of February, over 2000 Greenbelt supporters and friends cast votes for a Peoples' Choice winner.
We are pleased to announce Peter Dusek as the winner of the Peoples' Choice Award—Congratulations!
Mr. Dusek's photo, entitled "Island Lake Dusk," garnered 668 votes.
"I took this photograph of Daisy, my faithful companion, one still autumn evening at the Island Lake Conservation Area in Orangeville, with a view west across the dock of the Island Lake Rowing Club. While she loves to swim in the lake, that night she was just enjoying the sights, sounds, and scents of dusk settling in over the water — a quiet moment of "just being”. The final echo of the sunset remains over the horizon to the right, its light being replaced by the glow of Orangeville lights and their reflection in the water. As a landscape photographer, I had my tripod set up, not planning to have Daisy in the scene, but she came just at the right moment and stood perfectly still as I was testing my exposures, resulting in this beautiful photograph." — Peter Dusek
The Peoples' Choice Winner will be exhibited among 20 photographs selected by a jury composed of staff from the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, and the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC).
The first exhibit will take place at McMichael from March 1 to June 30, 2017. From there, the photos will hit the road to travel the Greenbelt for the summer. Stay tuned!
Since October, Greenbelt friends, supporters and residents from across Ontario have submitted over 800 entries to our 2016-17 Photo Contest!
The contest closed on Tuesday, January 10, and we are already enjoying the entries and selecting finalists. On February 1, the finalists will be added to our website and Facebook page, where you will have the opportunity to vote for the Peoples’ Choice Winner. Stay tuned! In the meantime, check out this year’s entries in our gallery.
Photo of Albion Falls by Robert CasementRead more
Win a pair of tickets to the Marvellous Moraine Celebration!
The celebration, which takes place at the Purple Woods Conservation Area in Oshawa, Ontario, will include a guided walk through the beautiful forest, a barbecue lunch, and performances by Lindsay Broughton and Northern Roads.
Submit a photo or sentence over Twitter to @greenbeltca that encapsulates why you love your Moraine.
The first three entries win a pair of tickets to Sunday's event!
Full rules and regulations here: Marvellous_Morain_Contest_Rules_Sept_22.pdf
Love the Ravines Survey
Photo courtesy of Jason van Bruggen.
Complete this short survey and let us know how you Love the Ravines! One lucky respondent will win a boat for Paddle the Don on May 4, 2014, and Patagonia gear—a combined value of more than $500!
The goal of this Challenge is to put more fresh, Ontario food on the plates of institutions across the Province.
We have been working hard getting Ontariofresh.ca ready to help you access many of Ontario’s outstanding farmers and producers, and their amazing products. We are eager to see how your cafeteria or food service integrates and promotes fresh local food into your menu.Read more
Calling all amateur shutterbugs! Harbourfront Centre, in celebration of the launch of the second stage of our large-scale, photographic exhibition along Toronto's waterfront, wants you to submit your best photo representations of Ontario’s Greenbelt. Let your camera do the talking for a chance to win great prizes, including a bicycle and Tour de Greenbelt jersey, and have your photo enlarged and displayed at York Quay Centre!Read more
On March 22nd, ReelGreenbelt finalists joined us at the Raddison Admiral at Toronto's Harbourfront to find out who would take home the big prizes....
All of the entries received were high-quality, exhibited great creativity and it was a difficult selection process for our judges.Read more
On March 22nd, ReelGreenbelt finalists joined us at the Raddison Admiral at Toronto's Harbourfront to find out who would take home the big prizes...
Ultimately, three young men from the University of Waterloo took home the grand prize with their encompassing and entertaining hip-hop message.Read more