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. Images should be in JPEG format and measure 1200 pixels on their longest side. Images larger than 1 MB will not be accepted to the Contest.

Participants will be required to provide a high-resolution version (maximum quality JPEG, 10 inches on the longest side @ 300 dpi) of their images for publication in the magazines. A participant that fails to provide a high-resolution version, if required, could compromise his win.

Mail-in entries are not available for this 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!

Some photos may fit in more than one theme; enter your photos where you would like them to be judged.

Entry fees are the following:
•    Subscriber to Photo Life and/or Photo Solution magazine: $8 for 10 images (additional images: $8 per 10 images)
•    Non-subscriber to Photo Life or Photo Solution magazine: $12 for 10 images (additional images: $12 per 10 images)

Please note that US residents pay in US dollars.

DEADLINE  Entries uploaded through the Contest website,, must be uploaded before 11:59 p.m. EST on November 30, 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 2017 Photo Contest is sponsored by 500px, Adobe Systems Canada, Adventure Canada, DayMen Canada (Datacolor, Hoya, Joby, Lowepro, PocketWizard and Slik), Gentec International (BlackRapid, Gary Fong, Manfrotto, SanDisk and Sigma), Henry's Learning Lab, Pikto, Red Raven Marketing (B+W and Rogue), Sony of Canada and Vistek (Illumi, LED Go, MeFoto and Tenba). The Contest is conducted by Apex Publications 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 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 will select the winning entries on December 20, 2017, in Québec, Canada. The judges' decision will be final.

JUDGING CRITERIA Images will be judged according to originality, relevance to theme, composition, lighting and technical quality.

DESIGNATION OF WINNERS Winning images will be announced no later than April 1, with the publication of the April/May 2017 issues of Photo Life and Photo Solution magazines. Winners will be notified of their win by email within 30 days of judging. Please do not inquire about the status of your submission(s).

PUBLICATION Winning images will be published in the April/May 2017 issues of Photo Life and Photo Solution magazines, available on newsstands as of the beginning of April 2017, and presented on and websites as of the beginning of April 2017.

Photographers retain copyright on any photo they submit to the Contest. Apex Publications Inc. reserves non-exclusive 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 Contest, including other types of publications 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 and Contest sponsors harmless from any breech of copyright in Canada, The United States and elsewhere and from consequential litigation.

RESPONSIBILITY Apex Publications Inc. cannot be held liable for any failure of its websites during the Contest. Apex Publications 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 Contest judging through Canada Post to those addresses provided by Contest winners on their Registration Form 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 products of equal or greater value without notice. Please note that some of the prizes are not available for all camera or lens models.

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 hereby agree with and abide by them.