Parks Canada is launching a photo contest encouraging visitors to document one of the park’s most colourful seasons.
This contest will be part of the 2nd annual Lake Louise Fall Festival that takes place in Banff National Park from September 1 to October 8, 2012.
The contest itself runs until September 30, 2012 and includes two themes: outdoor adventure, and colours and landscapes. The outdoor adventure category encourages visitors to photograph their favourite park activities such as hiking, biking, or camping. Submissions to the colours and landscapes category should emphasize briliant autumn scenes like the famous golden yellow arches.
This year’s contest will be judged by Peter Essick, a frequent contributor to National Geographic and recently named one of the planet’s 40 most influential nature photographers by Outdoor Photography magazine. Essick has travelled the world extensively over the last two decades, capturing photographs that document the enduring power of the land.
First prize in either category will receive an 11X14 print of the winning image in a 16X20 matted frame from Banff Photography, a Parks Canada Discovery Annual Pass (Family/Group), and a complimentary two night stay in any Lake Louise area campground. Prizes will also be given out for second and third place in both categories.
Parks Canada will also host a free photography workshop on September 8, 2012 at 11 AM at the Lake Louise Visitor Centre. The workshop is ideal for beginner to intermediate photographers with DSLR or point-and-shoot cameras.