ESAA Photo Contest

The theme for this year’s photo contest is “Get Creative”. It light of the current health crisis affecting us all, this years theme will keep you closer to home, safe and social distancing.   Get Creative – try some macro shots, play with light, create some abstract work, photograph your plants, your backyard wildlife. Surprise Us. 
1st Place (2019) – Rory Farrell – Husky Oil Operations Ltd.

Check Out Our 2019 Winners!

1st Place

Rory Farrell – Husky Oil Operations Ltd.

2nd Place

Kelly Kneteman – Matrix Solutions Inc.

3rd Place

Tyler Lillico – Nichols Environmental

2020 Contest Theme

Rules, Terms and Conditions

The Environmental Services Association of Alberta (ESAA) invites its members to enter the 2020 ESAA Photo Contest! You must read the following rules, terms, and conditions prior to entering.

Rules

Entries will be judged on technical skill and creativity. Entries should include:

  1. Photographer’s name and member organization
  2. Brief description of the photo (what it portrays, intent)
  3. No visible logos in the photo
  4. No identifiable people in the photo

Note: By submitting the photo, the submitter of the photo warrants that he or she is the holder of any and all intellectual property and related rights associated with the photo and, in exchange for participation in this contest, allows ESAA the right to use the submitted photo for any purpose, including future marketing materials.

The ESAA Photo Contest is open to member organizations ONLY unless entered into the non-member category (see below).

There is a special category for non-members. This portion of the contest is open to all novice photographers that would like to participate but are not ESAA members. The non-member category will be judged against other non-members photos and will not be included in the member category of the contest. The winner is not eligible for the prize of a canvas photo of their print but will be acknowledged on social media and at RemTech 2020. Non-members are only allowed to submit ONE photo per person.

What to Enter

The theme for this year’s photo contest is “Get Creative”. It light of the current health crisis affecting us all, this years theme will keep you closer to home, safe and social distancing.   Get Creative – try some macro shots, play with light, create some abstract work, photograph your plants, your backyard wildlife. Surprise Us.  

Entries will be disqualified that include distinguishable people, locations, logos or images that have been heavily manipulated. It is acceptable to adjust images to achieve a colour balance that reflects the scene as you observed it. Cropping is also acceptable. ESAA has the right to disqualify any image which it feels has been overly altered.

Photo captions must accompany all submissions and should include the subject of the image, the location the image was taken, and the name of the photographer(s) and the photographer(s) affiliation with the member organization (unless in the non-member category).

How to Enter

E-mail your photos with the photographers name copy, photo title and description to: [email protected]  Please limit the file size to less than 10mb.  Files should be a minimum of 3mb.

Winning Photo Selection

Finalists will be selected by ESAA staff. From the selected finalists, three winners (First, Second and Third) will be selected via online voting by members. All three winning organizations will receive a canvas print of their photo and their photo will be displayed at RemTech 2020. Additional copies will be made and auctioned off at RemTech 2020 with all proceeds going to charity.

Deadlines

Entries will be accepted starting March 30th, 2020.  Deadline for submitting entries is August 21st, 2020. Finalists will be announced in late August. Member voting will begin after the finalists are announced and will end no later than mid-September.  The winners will be announced in early October 2019.

Questions

Questions and inquiries can be emailed to [email protected]