City of Toronto Photography Contest Deadline Extended

Waterfalls and gardens in High Park in Toronto, Canada.
Waterfalls and gardens in High Park in Toronto, Canada.

The City of Toronto’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation division’s photo contest deadline has been extended from September 30 to October 31 so fall colours in Toronto’s parks, urban forests, natural environments and recreation spaces can be included.

The contest is presented by Nikon Canada. The expert guest judges are 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.

Judging will take place in the following three categories: parks, forestry and recreation. All are tied to the theme of getting outside and enjoying the city. Entries will be evaluated 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 and 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.

Photography enthusiasts who want to participate are asked to email their photos individually to

More information about how to submit a photo and the contest rules are available at