Calling Canadian Youth Photographers!

Seeing Youth Futures - A Photo Contest for Engaged Youth

 

Are you a youth aged 15 to 30 who lives in Canada? Do you like to share your perspectives and vision through photography? We are looking for original photos that explore the idea of prosperity and a future where young people in Canada thrive.

 

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The Future of Prosperity

How will youth impact the future of prosperity? Will prosperity ensure better youth futures? How might prosperity end youth unemployment and poverty? How might we create a world with stronger connections for youth, opportunities to shrink the income gaps and have fewer “haves and have nots”? We would like you to explore the idea of prosperity through photos.


Why? We believe that we can learn a lot from youth. We believe that youth perspectives, beliefs, and visions for the future should shape our work and we want to share these with changemakers across the country.

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Your photos can be artistic impressions, or realistic shots. They can be portraits or action shots. We want them to be raw and real. Show us your perspective on The Future of Prosperity.

What will the photos be used for?

 

Online Gallery: 10 photos will be selected to be featured in an online gallery. This gallery will be virtually “toured across Canada” in May & June, 2021. If your photo is selected to be part of the online gallery, you will receive $500. $500 will be awarded for each of these photos.

Publication feature: 20 photos will be selected to be featured in Tamarack publications and newsletters. Our publications and newsletters reach readers across Canada. $50 will be awarded for each of these photos.

All selected photos will be shown during our virtual conference in May and may be included in our reports and on our social media and web accounts.

Contest Rules

 

  • Youth aged 15 to 30, who live in Canada, are eligible to enter up to 10 photos each.

  • Along with your photo, you will be asked to submit a photo description (max. 30 word) that includes a title and the story that photo is trying to tell. How does your photo relate to: The Future of Prosperity? Photos without a caption will not be considered.

  • In order to be eligible for the $500 prize, your photo must be at least 4800 x 7200 pixels in resolution. In order to shoot a photo of this resolution, your camera must be at least 35 megapixels, this means photos taken with a cell phone likely won’t qualify for this prize. If you don’t have a camera that is high enough resolution maybe you know someone who does and would lend you their camera! Photo resolution can be found when looking at the technical specs of your photo.

  • If you submit photos that are under 4800 x 7200 pixels in resolution, they will be eligible for the $50 prize.

  • Photos will be accepted in JPEG or PDF format.

  • Your photo must be appropriate for all audiences. Any photos that promote harm to others, including racism, homophobia or sexism will be disqualified.

Contest Duration

The contest ends March 31st, 2021.

Prizes

 

  • 10 prizes of $500 will be awarded

  • 20 prizes of $50 will be awarded

Permission and Copyright

 

By submitting your photo, you confirm that you had read and meet the contest rules. You also agree to the following terms:

 

  • You must be the owner of the photo you submit. It is your responsibility to ask for consent from the subject(s) in the photos and you agree that they have provided permission for you to share their image publicly.

  • By submitting your photo and if your photo is selected for a prize, you give Tamarack permission to use your photo for the photo show, in our newsletter, in our reports and on our social media and website.

  • By submitting your photo and if your photo is selected for a prize, you also give Tamarack permission to use your name, location and photo description in connection with your photo.

  • Even if your photo is not selected for a prize, you give Tamarack permission to include your photo description in a summary report about all the submissions to this photo contest. This summary report will be used to let key stakeholder across Canada hear youth perspectives on prosperity. In this summarized report, your name and location will not be included and your description will remain anonymous (unless your photo is selected for a prize).

If you are 15 years old, your parent or legal guardian, must also complete the consent form, as part of your submission.

  • If you are a minor, we recommend you discuss your participation in this contest with your parents or guardians and make sure that they consent to your participation  

  • In our publications/announcements, we will only use first names to identify minors

  • We will avoid information that provides the details about who the minor is and where they are located

  • We will not include a photo of the minor, unless otherwise stated by the minor guardian

Before you enter - checklist

 

Here’s a quick checklist for success

  • In order to be eligible for the $500 prize, your photo must be at least 4800 x 7200 pixels in resolution.

  • If you submit photos that are under 4800 x 7200 pixels in resolution, they will be eligible for the $50 prize.

  • Make sure your photos are in JPG or PDF format

  • Make sure that you have read and understand our Permissions and Copyright section.

  • Make sure you fill out and upload the consent form as part of your submission
  • If you are 15 years old, your parent or legal guardian must also complete the consent form, as part of your submission.

Don’t forget! This competition is open to 15 to 30 year olds, who live in Canada

Submit your Photos