Lynn Valley Trail Photography Contest: A Moment on the Trail

This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Lynn Valley Trail.  Celebrate by submitting a photo of your favourite moment on the Trail. 

Lynn Valley Trail Photography Contest: A Moment on the Trail

Contest Period: 

June 30th 2018 to Labour Day September 3rd, 2018  

How to Enter: 

1.  Take a photo or choose one from your collection that depicts “A Moment on the Lynn Valley Trail.” 

2.  Submit your via email to [email protected] by Sept 3, 2018.


Contest is open to all – Lynn Valley Trail members and nonmembers alike. 

-Photos must be taken on or of the Lynn Valley Trail. 

-Photos should express “A moment on the Lynn Valley Trail” 

-Photos must be the original work of the entrant. 

-Photos must not depict inappropriate or unsafe behaviour. 

 For your own safety and to protect the sensitive species and habitats along the Trail, please stay on the trail at all times. 

-Photos do not have to have been taken within the contest period. Older photos are eligible. Photos from any season are eligible. 

-Photos must be in digital JPG, PNG or GIF format. High-resolution scans of older prints or transparencies are acceptable as long as they are submitted in JPG, PNG or GIF format. Resolution should be high enough to accommodate or website and social media. 

-Minor digital enhancement is permitted, but photos that have been significantly modified or appear unnatural will be disqualified.  

-Submissions may be watermarked if desired, but the watermark should be inconspicuous enough to not interfere with the judging of the photo. A watermark-free version must be made available to judges by the photographer if asked in order to be eligible.


Ten contest finalists (5 adult and 5 youth) will be featured in our Lynn Valley Trail Newsletter, and on our Lynn Valley Trail social media outlets. 

Use of Photographs 

Your photographs help promote The Lynn Valley Trail for generations to explore. Thank you for helping to further our mission through your photography. 

All eligible entries will be digitally displayed at our annual General meeting this fall, as well as in an online gallery at (including the photo, first name and last initial) and our Facebook Page. 

By entering the Contest, you grant The Lynn Valley Trail the right to publicly display your photograph, for purposes of the photography contest. 

You grant The Lynn Valley Trail permission to provide your name when publishing, reproducing or otherwise using your photo and when identifying you as an entrant or prize winner in the Contest on our website and Facebook Page.  

Subject to the rights granted to Lynn Valley Trail you retain all other copyrights and rights to future use of the photographs you enter into the Contest 


After the close of the entry period, After the close of the entry period, ten (10) winning entries will be chosen from all eligible submissions – 5 in the Adult photographer category and 5 in the Youth photographer category – Judging will be done by local photographers Kathleen Picard and Larry Monczak, on behalf of the Lynn Valley Trail 

Photographs will be judged on photographic quality and visual impact; originality; and how well they express this year’s theme. The decisions of the judges are final and binding. Winners will be notified by email by the Lynn Valley Trail. 

General Rules: 

By entering this Contest, the winner authorizes The Lynn Valley Trail its use of his/her name, and/or statements about the Contest and/or the prize for advertising purposes, and to do so without remuneration of any kind.  

The Lynn Valley Trail is not liable for any entries which are lost, misdirected or late for any reason whatsoever 

The Lynn Valley Trail reserves the right to suspend, modify or terminate this Contest, including, without limitation, the selection of the winners, at its sole discretion, for any reason beyond its control.  

This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial, and municipal laws and regulations. 


Upcoming Events 

The Lynn Valley Trail encourages you to check out our website and Facebook Page for upcoming Events on the Lynn Valley Trail you may want to photograph! 

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