Capture Nature Photography Contest

The Friends of Fish Creek are excited to offer our Capture Nature Photography Contest for the third year in a row!  Capture Nature offers a fun and creative opportunity for park users to engage with their natural surroundings as they search and explore for the best images of the year!  The contest is also part of the Friends’ “Social Enterprise” programming, with all proceeds going to directly support our stewardship and education activities in Fish Creek Provincial Park. 

From beginning photographers to amateur professionals and youth, we invite you to submit your best park images for consideration. Photographs will be judged by a panel of volunteer Jurors – all photography enthusiasts themselves – and winners will be eligible to win amazing prizes from our contest sponsors.  Contest participants will also have their images considered as silent auction items for our annual fall fundraiser, A Taste of Autumn, in September.

Capture Nature will run from April 1 to July 31, however don’t hesitate to start trying to get that winning photo!  A maximum of 10 photo images can be submitted by each participant, across four different categories:

  • Landscape: water, trees, sunset, fields of flowers – the whole park is a beautiful landscape
  • Wildlife: any wild animal will do
  • Macro: close up shots of anything you like
  • Black and White: for a different perspective!

Registration categories:

  • Adult Professional (anyone over 18 years of age who makes a living – full or part time – from their photography) – $25
  • Adult Amateur (non-professionals over the age of 18) – $25
  • Youth (17 years of age and under) – $15

Registration is now open through Eventbrite.       Please review the contest Rules and Regulations prior to registering.  2017 Capture Nature Rules and Regulations

All photo images for this contest must be taken in Fish Creek Provincial Park.

Contest prizes from our supporters Vistek and Mountain Equipment Coop!

For contest information or prize donation inquiries, contact Shana Barbour, Program Coordinator, at 403-238-3841 or

Special thanks to Vistek for supporting Capture Nature for the third year in a row!   Vistek, 403-244-0333, 1231 10th Avenue SW. Calgary, Alberta, T3C0J3 (


Photo credit to 2017 contest participant, Ben Herrington (adult wildlife category)