Photography contest puts the focus on Toronto’s parks, forests and recreational spaces

A pedestrian bridge spans  the foot of the Humber River on the Martin Goodman Trail.  Photo credit:  Maury Markowitz via Wikipedia Commons.

News Release

August 27, 2014

Photography contest puts the focus on Toronto’s parks, forests and recreational spaces

The City of Toronto’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation division is holding a photo contest, presented by Nikon Canada, to highlight Toronto’s parks, urban forests, natural environments and recreation spaces.

Judging will take place in the following three categories: parks, forestry and recreation – all tied to the theme of getting outside and enjoying the city. Expert guest judges include Kristian Bogner, a world-class professional photographer, speaker and Nikon Ambassador; Dr. Roberta Bondar, the first neurologist in space and Canada’s first female astronaut, whose photography has taken her to the most extreme climatic and geological locations on earth; and Moses Znaimer, media visionary, Founder/CEO of ZoomerMedia Limited and President of CARP.

Entries will be evaluated based on content, composition, impact and technical criteria. Judges will review short-listed photos and winners will be notified in December 2014. The photographer with the best photo overall will receive a Nikon D3300 camera with lenses. First place winners in each of the three categories will receive a Nikon CoolPix AW120 camera. Winning images will be featured on the City’s website and in the City’s communication materials.

The contest has been launched and runs until September 30. Those wishing to participate are asked to email photos individually to

More information, including the rules and instructions, is available at