$10,000 in prizes up for grabs in Canadian Armed Forces Imagery contest

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Imagery Contest is currently accepting submissions, including submissions to two new video categories: Actuality and Social Media.

“Whether you’re a seasoned professional or an amateur photography lover, this is the contest for you. The Photography portion of the Contest accepts images in eight diverse categories, and is open to all members of the Defence Team and their families,” said Eric MacKenzie, national recreation coordinator, Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services.

Established in 1968, the Imagery Contest celebrates both the talented photographers and videographers of the CAF community and the many aspects of military life. Since 1999, there have been over 20,000 photos submitted and 4,000 participants.

In 2016, the CAF Photography Contest committee received a total of 2,179 entries from 370 participants.

“For five decades, the Imagery Contest has been celebrating the talented photographers who capture life in CAF communities from coast to coast. As you take photos this summer, keep the Imagery Contest in mind. Family gatherings, sports tournaments, scenic vacations, work events…the possibilities are endless!” added MacKenzie.

Contestants from different walks of life are welcome: from military personnel to family members and novice to highly skilled photographers.

The contest includes eight categories, including military life, people, animals, altered image, environment, macrophotography, sports and open.

This year’s videography categories, invites participants to send their real-world video footage for the Actuality submissions. These videos can be anywhere from 30 seconds to two minutes long.

The Social Media category, invites participants to submit inspirational message videos. These videos can be anywhere from 30 seconds to one minute long.

Contestants not only compete for top recognitions like Photographer of the Year, but also are eligible to win $10,000 in prizes.

All participants, whether they win or not, will be automatically entered to draw two tickets for anywhere WestJet flies, except for Hawaii.

Submissions are open until Sept. 1.

To enter and view full contest details visit the CAF Imagery Contest website


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Mishall Rehman

Originally from Atlanta, GA, Mishall is a freelance journalist pursuing her passion for writing in her new homeland Canada. She currently lives in Trenton, ON with her husband.

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