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Churchill Wild 2013 Guest Photo Contest – Call for Entries

Polar bear at sunset. Seal River Heritage Lodge, Manitoba, Canada. Tracey Thompson photo.

1st Place, Landscape, 2012 Churchill Wild Photo Contest, Photo by Tracey Thompson.

by Vanessa Desorcy

You’ve been to our Arctic paradise and you’ve shown your photographs to everyone… except us!

Now, we would like to invite you to participate in our 5th annual Churchill Wild Photo Contest. The contest is open to all guests who graced us with their presence at one of our Lodges during the 2013 season. Our 2012 contest winners submitted some fabulous photos, which you can view at the end of this post, and we’re sure your photos will be just as spectacular!

If you were a Group Leader please forward this page to your group members so they may enter the contest.

The first place winner will receive a $1,500 CAD Gift Certificate to be applied to any Churchill Wild Adventure. The second place winner will receive beautiful coffee table photo book by Churchill Wild photographer Dennis Fast.

Categories are as follows:

  • Polar Bears
  • Other Wildlife
  • Landscapes
  • People
  • Amateur

 

How to Enter – Submission Guidelines

  1. Submit your photos to vanessa@churchillwild.com by March 31, 2014.
  2. Your photo must have been taken on one of our trips.
  3. You may submit one photo per category. If more than one photo is submitted we will use the first one received.
  4. Photo Specifications:  JPG format, 3 MB maximum size. Feel free to add captions. Please do not send very small files as this will make it difficult for the judge to evaluate your submission.
  5. Amateur Category: This category is intended for photos taken with a “point-and-shoot” camera, smartphone or tablet device. The other categories are set up for “full-body” DSLR cameras.
  6. By entering this contest, you are acknowledging that Churchill Wild reserves the right to use your images for promotional purposes. Photo credits will be given where applicable.
  7. Selected photos submitted will be displayed on the Churchill Wild Web site in a “Guest Photo Gallery” and will be credited appropriately.

 

Redeeming Prizes

  1. Winners may re-issue their prize to a family member or friend if they wish.
  2. Prizes cannot be redeemed for cash.
  3. First Place:
  • Application of the prize is subject to availability.
  • Cannot be combined with any other discount and no commissions will apply.
  • Must be applied to a 2014 or 2015 trip.
  • Remaining balance is due 90 days prior to departure and will be invoiced by Churchill Wild in due course.

 

Churchill Wild 2010 Photo Contest Winners

Best Polar Bear Photo – 1rst Place

Best Polar Bear Photo 2010 Churchill Wild Photo Contest - Photo by Allan Gold

Freshly done nails… Photo by Allan Gold

The Churchill Wild 2010 Photo Contest has officially come to a close. Guests from all of our adventures submitted their favorite photos and it was great to see all those magical moments again!

We saw polar bears wandering the icy coast line, lazily lounging on rocks and some even sparring.  Guests got up close and personal with polar bears and some enjoyed an awesome display of northern lights.

No matter what the photo, each submission was good for one reason or another, which made this an extremely tough job for our judge.  We do like to keep him on his toes!  Dennis Fast was in charge of judging the contest this year and he has done a great job. It was very tough naming just one first prize winner for each category.

Please watch for all submissions to be posted on the Churchill Wild Web site next week. Without further adieu we announce the winners of this year’s photo contest.

Best Polar Bear Photo – 2nd Place

Best Polar Bear Photo 2nd Place Rudolf Hug

I can make your heart beat faster… Photo by Rudolf Hug

Best Other Arctic Wildlife Photo – 1st Place

Arctic Wildlife Photo Other Winner Sean Crane

Breakfast on the rocks… Photo by Sean Crane

Best Other Arctic Wildlife Photo – 2nd Place

Arctic Ground Squirrel Photo

Cheeky… Photo by Robert Postma

Best Arctic Landscape Photo – 1st Place

Polar Bear Walking on Tundra - Best Arctic Landscape Photo by Jessica Ellis

Solitary walk… Photo by Jessica Ellis

Best Arctic Landscape Photo – 2nd Place

Arctic Landscape Photo 2nd Place Howard Sheridan

On the prowl… Photo by Howard Sheridan

Best People Photo – 1st Place

Arctic People Photo Winner Photo by Robert Postma

Arctic romance… Photo by Robert Postma

Best People Photo – 2nd Place

Arctic People Photo 2nd Photo by Claire Wilson

Couples… inside and out… Photo by Claire Wilson

We tried to think of some fun taglines for the photos, but if you have some better ideas, please let us know. A heartfelt thank you to everyone who entered! And congratulations to the winners!

Churchill Wild 2010 Photo Contest – Call for Entries

Polar Bear Photo Contest 2010

King of the Arctic

Greetings from Polar Bear Country!

You have been welcome guests in our Arctic adventure travel paradise and now it’s time to share your experiences and put your “best shot” forward in our annual photo contest. Please take a look at some of the fabulous photos submitted by our guests for the 2009 Photo Contest to stimulate your imagination!

It was quite a busy year in 2010 and the wildlife gave us many photo opportunities.  It’s now time to showcase your pictures from the season.  We’re looking for photos of polar bears in snow, grass or water.  And don’t forget the mothers and cubs or those unbelievable beluga whale photos you took on your Birds, Bears and Belugas Trip.  We saw a variety of birds this year so a bird in flight would be amazing!

We look forward to seeing all of your submissions.  Good luck!

Prizes in each category:

  • 1st – $1,500.00 off 2011/2012 booking
  • 2nd – Dennis Fast photography book

Categories:

  • Best polar bear
  • Best other wildlife
  • Best landscape
  • Best people

Submissions:

  • Submit to doreen@churchillwild.com
  • Must be jpeg or TIFF format
  • File size should be 1 to 3 MB
  • Feel free to add a caption
  • If you want to provide a paper copy please contact us for a mailing address

Deadline:

Please submit your photos by March 31, 2011 (EXTENDED) in order to be considered for the contest.  Winners will be announced April 15, 2011 and will be notified via email.  Upon completion of the contest all photos will appear on the Churchill Wild Web site in the 2010 Photo Contest gallery.

Judging:

A professional photographer will be selected by Mike and Jeanne Reimer to conduct the judging of the submissions.

Rules:

  1. Guests may submit one photo per category.  If multiple photos are sent for the same category, the first one received will be the one entered.
  2. Winners may reissue their $1,500 prize to a family or friend if they wish. The application of the prize is dependent on availability and must be used on a direct booking.

Polar bear photos, arctic wildlife, landscapes and people highlight 2009 Churchill Wild Photo Contest

Churchill polar bears high-five each other at sunset on Seal River

Churchill polar bears high-five each other at sunset on Seal River - Winner! Best Polar Bear Category - Photo Credit: Wendy Kaveney

There were some spectacular photos taken by Churchill Wild guests during the 2008 season! Many of the guests proved to be fabulous photographers, as evidenced by their submissions to the 2009 Churchill Wild Photo Contest.

There were four categories in our first annual contest: Best Polar Bears, Best Wildlife, Best Landscape  and Best People.

Wendy Kaveny was the winner in the Best Polar Bears category for her excellent photo of two happy polar bears high-fiving each other at sunset.  Joy Roberts won in the Best Other Wildlife category for her incredible photo of a Snowy Owl.

Best Landscape honors went to Judi Pennock for her gorgeous sunset over the Hudson Bay rocks at low tide and Best People photo honors went to Gary Potts for his picture of 11 photographers trekking out on to the tundra in the snow to photograph the mighty polar bears and more.

Churchill Polar Bears Wrestling - Photo Credit: Gary Potts

Polar bears wrestling - Photo Credit: Gary Potts

Churchill Wild offers the only arctic adventure vacations in Canada that allow you to actually walk with the polar bears and get up close and personal. And that makes for some great photographs!

A big thank you to all of our wonderful guests who participated in the 2009 photo contest! We’ll be running  another photo contest this year and would love to have more of your awesome photos!

To view all the entries and winners in the 2009 Churchill Wild Photo Contest please visit our Wild Things Gallery page at the Churchill Wild Web site: http://www.churchillwild.com/2009-photo-contest.cfm