The Winning Entries in the 2020-2021 Share Your Canada Photo Contest

Congratulations to the winners of our annual photo contest! Every photographer rose to the challenge—choosing among such fantastic entries wasn’t easy! Here are the three winners and runner-ups.

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Our Canada Share Your Canada Photo Contest First Place - Sunset at Sulphur Mountain
Photo: Jackie Gartner

1st place ($500): Peak Moment

Jackie Gartner, Lloydminster, Alta.

“We were atop Sulphur Mountain in Banff, Alta., and I was hoping to capture a sunset shot but the daylight hours were still too long, and the final lift down on the gondola for the day was waiting for us. The sky was still so beautiful and I had a brief moment with no one around, so I snapped this photo.”

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Our Canada Share Your Canada Photo Contest Second Place - The Peterborough Liftlocks
Photo: Linda McIlwain

2nd place ($300): It’s A Lock!

Linda McIlwain, Selwyn, Ont.

“Celebrating National Canoe Day, the Peterborough Liftlocks hosted an event to see how many canoes and kayaks could fit into the liftlock chamber at one time. The event was a huge success with paddlers coming from all over. So many paddlers coming together to manoeuvre their crafts to fit as many as possible into the space was a sight to see—an exemplary example of teamwork among strangers. The event is now a yearly tradition.”

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Our Canada Share Your Canada Photo Contest Third Place - Wintertime in Nunavut
Photo: Kimberley Chipman

3rd place ($200): Cold Comfort

Kimberley Chipman, Baker Lake, Nunavut

“Wintertime in Nunavut is really beautiful but long and frigid when we have to go out to the store or work. This photo is of me and my baby wearing our traditional winter parka, called an amauti, to keep us warm as we walk to the store in temperatures of -50°C or colder.”

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Our Canada Share Your Canada Photo Contest Chicken - Boy hugging pet chicken
Photo: Brittany Brown

Runner-up: Cuddle Buddies

Brittany Brown, Salvage, N.L.

“I just love this picture of my youngest son, Alec, and one of our pet chickens,” shares Brittany Brown of Salvage, N.L. “We love raising animals in our backyard. Collecting eggs and sneaking a chicken cuddle are some of Alec’s favourite things to do.”

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Our Canada Share Your Canada Photo Contest Lady Bug - Ladybug on sunflower
Photo: Colleen Kaiser-Gill

Runner-up: Simpler Times

Colleen Kaiser-Gill, Caroline, Alta.

“This photo, snapped at the beautiful Bowden SunMaze in Bowden, Alta., reminds me of being a child and reciting the ‘Ladybug, Ladybug, Fly Away Home’ nursery rhyme, says Colleen Kaiser-Gill of Caroline, Alta. “A flashback to simpler, carefree times, this beautiful ladybird tucked into a sunflower is hiding from the craziness of the COVID world. It gives me hope that brighter days are ahead.”

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Our Canada Share Your Canada Photo Contest - Sea lion on buoy
Photo: Gabor Dosa

Runner-up: Sitting Pretty

Gabor Dosa, Surrey, B.C.

“I snapped this pic of a massive stellar sea lion basking on a buoy in the Strait of Georgia, just off-shore from Tsawwassen, B.C.,” writes Gabor Dosa of Surrey, B.C. “Not visibly frightened, it appeared to be comfortable with the presence of humans, as if purposely posing for the camera.”

Next, check out the winners from the 2019-2020 Share Your Canada photo contest.

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