Photo excerpt © Dominick Gravel


With this major annual photo contest offering more than $45,000 in prizes, we aim to pay tribute to the beauty of our world and contribute to the promotion of photography. Photos of a young child playing with the neighbour’s dog, birds flying low over the lake at dawn, the impressive architecture of the CN Tower, a stranger strolling down the street, a flower, an insect, a table set for dinner…photographic opportunities are everywhere. Pro and amateur photographers are invited to share their photographic talent and show their vision of the world we live in. Click here for more details and to participate!


Photo excerpt © Cassidy Nunn


We invite our readers to participate in the Showtime photo contest (see list of themes and deadlines below). Please send your entries (max. five images per participant per theme) at following these guidelines:

  • Image format accepted: JPEG only
  • Image width: from 1800 to 4000 pixels (files must not exceed 3 MB)
  • Indicate the contest theme in the “Subject” line
  • In the message, indicate your name, address, phone number and the title of the image

This contest is open to Canadian residents only.

Showtime Themes Deadline Publication
Street Scenes March 15, 2017 June/July 2017
Bad Weather May 15, 2017 August/September 2017
Parallel Lines July 15, 2017 October/November 2017
Dominant Colour September 15, 2017 December/January 2018

Ramsey_Kunkel_IMG_3329_open_128Photo excerpt © Ramsey Kunkel


Emerging Photographers is an annual competition that gives photography students, apprentice photographers and those just beginning their careers a unique opportunity to share their vision and talent with the world. Selected photographers will have their images featured in the Emerging Photographers’ portfolio published in Photo Life’s February/March issue. Click here for more details!



Photo club members across Canada, we’d like to invite you to share your talent! Send in your 3 best shots, and your images will be considered for publication in the Best of Canadian Photo Clubs feature in the June/July issue of Photo Life and on We can’t wait to show off your excellent work! New: Photo Club of the Year. Each photo club is invited to submit a one-minute video about what makes it unique and valuable. The club with the best response will be named Photo Club of the Year! Click here for more details!


Owner of copyright retains all copyright on any photo submitted to the any contest conducted by Apex Publications Inc. in Photo Life and Photo Solution magazines and their websites and newsletters. Apex Publications Inc. reserves publication rights of winning images in its magazines (including covers) and electronic medias, as well as for possible use in future promotional material of the contests, including other types of publications and advertising material. All photos will be credited to the photographer.