Photo Competition

Photo Competition


The Town of Qualicum Beach invites photographers of all ages and abilities to enter the "Our Town" Photo Contest. Residents and visitors alike can submit their best shots throughout the year for a chance to win a prize.

The contest hopes to showcase the best of Qualicum Beach, with an opportunity to put a spotlight on the people, activities, and places that make it uniquely “Our Town”.

There are five photo categories to enter:

  • My Community – Show us what unique elements you love about our Town. It could be the community relaxing, at work, or at play. Qualicum Beach is full of many individual parts that make up a whole, and we would love to celebrate them with you.
  • Hidden Gems – Is there a location you have discovered that you just have to share? Whether it be an active trail, an inspiring view, or a seat under a soothing tree. Show us your hidden gem.
  • Going Green – How are you going green? It could be riding your bike or taking the bus; recycling or composting; conserving water; or using solar panels. Show us how you make a difference in our Town.
  • Youth – For those under 19 years of age, show us through your eyes what you love and enjoy about the Town.
  • Seasons– We live in one of the most beautiful places in the world, with four distinctly beautiful seasons. Show us the beauty you see in the changing seasons that the Town enjoys.
The top photo in each category will win a gift card to a local business, a framed copy of their image, and have their work exhibited at The Old School House (TOSH) Arts Centre in January 2022.

The contest closes November 30, 2021, and winners will be announced in December 2021.

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FAQ Display

  • Top photo in each category - $100 gift card to a local business of their choosing, a framed copy of their image, and their work exhibited at TOSH.
  • Runner up in each category - $50 gift card to a local business of their choosing, a framed copy of their image, and their work exhibited at TOSH.
  • People's Choice - their image hung in the Mayor's office for one year, a framed copy of their image, and their work exhibited at TOSH.
  • Draw Prize - all contest entrants will have the chance to win a $50 gift card to a local business of their choosing.
Contest Rules

By submitting your photo, you are consenting to the contest rules and grant the Town of Qualicum Beach the following:

  • A royalty-free, non-exclusive right, in perpetuity, to use, edit, publish, transmit and distribute the submitted photo(s) and information provided throughout the world in any type of media. (The Town shall not be responsible for any subsequent unauthorized use of the image(s) submitted by the entrants);
  • The right to scale, crop or alter the color of the submitted image(s) for publication purposes; and
  • Consent to use your name in connection with the contest.
In addition:
  • Photos must be taken within The Town of Qualicum Beach boundaries within a year of the date of entry.
  • Only digital photos will be accepted. Preferred file formats include .png or .jpeg.
  • All shots must be high resolution, a minimum of 300 dpi, and a maximum file size of 8 MB. If not received in high enough quality, the photo will be disqualified.
  • Participants do not have to be Town residents.
  • Photographers must submit a signed model release form for all identifiable people in the photos.
  • Photographers under the age of 19 must submit signed authorization to participate from a parent or legal guardian.
  • Photographers will not be credited or compensated for use of the photographs.
  • The Town reserves the right to refuse entries considered to be inappropriate or unsuitable.
  • Your submission is your acknowledgement of, and agreement to, the terms and conditions of the contest, and that you have the rights to the photo you have entered.
  • Submitted photos will not be returned, and will become the sole property of the Town of Qualicum Beach.
  • The Town of Qualicum Beach may provide these photographs to a third party for similar uses and purposes.
  • Town employees (and family members) and council members may submit photos but are not eligible for prizes.
  • Photos must not be currently held in copyright by any individual or organization, have not been used for commercial purposes and must be previously unpublished work.
  • There will be one prize awarded per submission category.
  • Each photographer can submit up to 5 images per category, but cannot collect more than 1 prize.
  • The winners of the four categories will be selected by a special panel before December 8, 2021. All decisions of the panel are final. The winner will be announced on December 8, 2021.
Registration Instructions
  • Enter your details at the Registration Page
  • After you complete the user registration process, you will receive an email proving access the Site. You:
    • are fully responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of this email;
    • are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your account;
    • must immediately notify the Town if you are aware or suspect any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security; and
    • must create no more than one user account at the Site.
  • We, or our agents, may require access to your user account to respond to service or technical issues.
  • The Town may communicate with you through your user account by sending messages, newsletters, and other information
Photo Tips
  • Keep it nice! Photos that contain objectionable or inappropriate content will be removed at the discretion of the Town
  • The Town would like images in landscape orientation where possible
  • Can I email my photos? Unfortunately large emails are a problem for our email system. If you are unable to upload your submission, please email us at

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