Please read and accept the Rules and Regulations below, register your personal information and proceed to payment. Once the registration and payment process has been completed, you will receive an email with confirmation of payment and another email with complete login information. Simply follow these instructions to upload your images from a computer. Image format: Make sure that your image is in JPEG format, 1200 pixels on the longest side, and does not exceed 1 MB. File names must not exceed 40 characters and must not contain accents, spaces or special characters other than the hypen (-) and the underscore (_). If your image does not respect these specifications, it will be rejected by the system.

For images submitted under the series category, please add “series1” at the end of the file name of each image to identify it as belonging in a series. If you have more than one series, label them series2, series3, etc.

Contest winners will be required to provide a high-resolution version (maximum-quality JPEG, at least 10 inches on the longest side at 300 dpi) of their images for publication in the magazines. Contest winners that fail to provide a high-resolution version, if required, could compromise their win.

Entry fees:

Subscriber to Photo Life and/or Photo Solution: $10 for 10 images (additional images: $10 per 10 images)

Non-subscriber to Photo Life or Photo Solution: $15 for 10 images (additional images: $15 per 10 images)

Please note that US residents pay in US dollars. Mail-in entries are not accepted for the Contest.

Participants may submit any number of entries in any of the following themes:

Humanity: Each person has a story to tell. Capture images of people around you: your family, your neighbours, people you've encountered while travelling or even yourself. Show us some of the many facets of humanity.

Environment: Nature and wildlife will never cease to amaze us. Show us the outstanding beauty of our living world, whether through wide landscapes or close-ups of natural elements, animals, plants or insects.

Interconnections: Humans are by nature interactive beings. Show us how we transform and create things. This can be seen in architecture, domestic pets, urban life, objects, transportation, machines, agriculture, fishing, cooking and almost anywhere you look!
Series (Open): Sometimes you can express something better with multiple images. This is your chance to share your exploration of a subject, theme or story in three images or more.
Some photos may fit in more than one theme; enter your photos where you would like them to be judged.

Entries uploaded through the Contest website,, must be uploaded before 11:59 p.m. EST on December 11, 2017.

If you have questions or need assistance, please send an email to or call 1-800-905-7468.


SPONSORS The World We Live In VII (2017) Photo Contest is sponsored by Adobe Systems Canada, Adventure Canada, Craft & Vision, Gentec International (Manfrotto), Henry’s, Pikto, Vistek (Illumi, LEDGo, MeFoto and Tenba) and Zenfolio. The Contest is conducted by Apex Publications (2017) Inc., publisher of Photo Life and Photo Solution magazines.

ELIGIBILITY The Contest is open to residents of Canada and the United States, 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry, with the exception of all employees of Apex Publications (2017) Inc. and of sponsoring firms and their immediate families. All participants are eligible to win one prize per theme, including the Grand Prize.

JUDGING A panel of judges including the editorial staff of Photo Life and Photo Solution magazines will select the winning entries. Images will be judged according to originality, relevance to the theme, composition, lighting and technical quality. The judges’ decision will be final.

DESIGNATION OF WINNERS Winning images will be announced no later than April 1, with the publication of the April/May 2018 issues of Photo Life and Photo Solution magazines. Winners will be notified of their win by email no later than January 30, 2018. Please do not inquire about the status of your submission(s).

PUBLICATION Winning images will be published in the April/May 2018 issues of Photo Life and Photo Solution magazines, available on newsstands as of the beginning of April 2018, and may be presented on and websites. Photographers retain copyright on any photo they submit to the Contest. Apex Publications (2017) Inc. reserves the irrevocable, non-exclusive rights to use the winning images in its magazines (including covers) and electronic medias as well as in future promotional material related to The World We Live In, including other types of publications, social-media platforms, promotional events, exhibitions and advertising material. All photos will be credited to the photographer.

CLAIM OF OWNERSHIP AND MODEL RELEASES Contestants must own all rights to the works submitted and are solely responsible for obtaining model releases, when applicable. As such, Contestants hold the Publisher (Apex Publications (2017) Inc.) and Contest sponsors harmless from any breech of copyright in Canada, the United States and elsewhere and from consequential litigation.

RESPONSIBILITY Apex Publications (2017) Inc. cannot be held liable for any failure of the website during the Contest. Apex Publications (2017) Inc. is not responsible for loss, damage, technical problems or delays that may occur during digital transfer of images.

PRIZES AND DELIVERY All prizes will be shipped within 90 days of the official notification to the winners through Canada Post to the addresses provided by Contest winners on their Registration Forms and will include only those delivery guarantees provided by Canada Post. Where applicable, duty and customs fees will be the responsibility of prize recipients. Featured prize values in the prize list are suggested retail values, as provided by prize sponsors. Prizes are subject to substitution by items of equal or greater value without notice.

ACCEPTANCE OF RULES Participation in the Contest indicates complete acceptance of the above Contest Rules and Regulations.

I have read all the contest Rules and Regulations and hereby agree with and abide by them.