CMI Publishing has provided our readers with at least one contest prize or prize package each year since the launch of Experience the Mountain Parks in the spring of 2006. Over the years, our Photo Contests have become so popular by our readers and our sponsors, that we have also run a Video Contest as well as Trivia Contests.
Prize packages have included a 6-day vacation on Via Rail from Jasper to Prince Rupert, a 6-day Mavericks Getaway to southern Alberta, a weekend houseboat vacation on the Shuswaps, a new HD Camera Outfit, a Campfire-in-a-Can and much more.
Past Grand Prize winners include Andrew Penner, Stacy Ludlam, Vic Panei, Maria Miccoli, Rui Shan, Della Fraser, Lydia Edwards, Elizabeth Hak, James Anderson, Erica Koch, and Lloyd Dykstra. And we usually have multiple prizes or prize packages each year.
Eligibility: Employees of CMI Publishing and the contest sponsors are not eligible. There is no limit on the number of entries that any one contestant can submit.
Entry Deadlines: For our annual photo contest, entries will be received until March 1st of the year following the publication date. For example, our 2015 contest runs until 11:59 pm, March 1, 2016. Note that the new deadline is earlier that past years.
Photo Submissions: Are limited to photos taken within the mountain parks of Alberta and British Columbia. Digital images should be saved as JPGs, in CMYK mode at 300 DPI. All images should have minimum dimensions of 4” by 6”.
All entries must include the name and contact information of the photographer, a caption for the photo, and specifics on the date and location as to when the image was taken.
Trivia Contests: These events are typically much shorter in duration, often running for only 30 days.
Here’s How to Enter:
- Mail your entry to: CMI Publishing, 116 Parkview Way SE, Calgary, AB, T2J 4M8.
- Complete your Photo Contest Entry and Upload your image(s) here.
- Complete your trivia Quiz Entry here.
- Email your entry to Contest@ExperienceMountainParks.com.
Photo submissions will be reviewed on the basis of technical quality, creativity, composition, and overall impact. The winners hereby agree to have their names, photos, and entries published by CMI Publishing on our web sites and in subsequent editions (both print and digital) of Experience the Mountain Parks. Judging of the entries will be conducted by a panel of professional photographers. All decisions by the judging panel will be final.
Rights: Photographic submissions remain the property of the photographer. The sponsors reserve full usage rights of all entries for a period of three years, without cost, for use in tourism brochures, and any other corporate promotional materials. CMI Publishing reserves the right to showcase all winning and honourable mention photography indefinitely within printed and digital editions of Experience the Mountain Parks, on the CMI Publishing website and within contest promotional material. Sponsor rights shall not include the sale of submitted photographs to other parties or other commercial use. Photo credits will be provided where possible at the discretion of the sponsors.
- Please allow 2 business days for us to actually approve and post your entry
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