2014 Photo Contest
What does the forest mean to you? The OFA is currently seeking submissions for our fourth annual photo contest. All entries must be accompanies by a short description highlighting the photographers connection to the forest in the image.
Entries will be displayed and voted on at the 65th Annual Conference on February 21, 2014 at the Nottawasaga Inn, Alliston. Conference attendees decided the winner.
WHO: Contest is open to residents of Ontario. Amateur photographers only.
WHEN: All entries must be submitted no later than 4:30 pm on Monday February 3, 2014.
Contestants are encouraged to review the contest Rules & Regulations before submitting an entry.
Photographer Release Form (Required)
To Be Announced
All entries can be submitted to email@example.com or can be sent to:
OFA Photo Contest, 144 Front Street West, Suite 700, Toronto ON, M5J 2L7
Please note that all submitted photos will become the property of the Ontario Forestry Association and may not be returned. All entries must comply with the rules and regulations of the contest as listed below, and must be accompanied by a Photographer Release Form. In cases where there are individuals in the photo who are not the photographer, a Model Release Form is required. Ontario Residents Only.
Deadline: OFA must receive all submissions no later than February 3, 2014 to be considered for any prizes.
Congratulations to Rick Main, winnter of the 2013 OFA "You and the Forest" photo contest! As the winner Rick will receive a 2 night stay at the Delta Sault Ste. Marie Waterfront Hotel & Conference Centre and 2 adult coach tickets on the Agawa Canyon Train Tour!
"Visual jewel showcasing the many colours of Ontario: highlighting the role of trees in shaping our landscape."
Congratulations to Shayna Hartley who won the 2012 OFA Photo Contest- "You and the Forest" with her submission of this beautiful long-eared owl! As the winner, she receives a Tree Canopy Walk pass for 2 and a night's accommodation at the Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve!
Congratulations to Kim & Trent Littleton for their winning submission featuring a snapping turtle for the 2011 You & The Forest Photo Contest!
"Fall photo of a snapping turtle making its way through our woodlot. Our 30 acre managed forest encircles a 5 acre protected wetland. We see wildlife at its best!"
The OFA is looking for any photos that tell a story of 'you and the forest'. Whether it be a photo in your woodlot, your neighbours', a local park, or a provincial park, we want a photo that tells a story. People can be in the photo, but if the subject is not the photographer, we require a release form indicating permission to use the photo with the subject in it.
We want you to get right to the root of the story. We also hope to use these photos in various social media outlets, therefore we want to keep the stories short and sweet.
You are only allowed to submit one photo and story per photographer. Additional entries are allowed, however the first entry submitted will only be eligible for the contest.
By entering the contest and submitting the release forms, you are granting the OFA the right to use the photos in publications and other communication materials. You may see your photo in our member newsletter (Our Forest), on our website, or in various print publications at shows.
The voting will take place at the OFA's 65th Annual Conference on February 21st, 2014 at the Nottawasaga Inn, Alliston. If you are interested in more details about the conference, click here.