Capture Nature Photography Contest

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The Friends would like to thank everyone who participated in our 2018 Capture Nature Photo Contest!  It was an exciting year for us because, for the first time, were able to invite the public to take part by voting through our new, on-line gallery!  We also offered three new themes – one for each month of the contest – to encourage participants to visit the park more often and to inspire a bit of photographic creativity; the themes this year were Serenity in Nature, Reflections, and Summer Colour.

Prizes were awarded for the best photos in two categories:

  • Public Vote – based on the highest number of votes received in the photo gallery
  • Juror Vote – based on technical/artistic merits and how well the photos reflected the theme to which they were submitted, as decided by our contest Jurors

Here are our 2018 winners!

Public Vote

  • Adult – Shane Long – Fish Creek Patriarch
  • Youth – Eden Maracle – Cranston Riverstone Sunset

Juror Vote 

  • Adult – Ken Pride – Boat Ramp Flower
  • Youth – Rakshita Jain – Hull’s Wood River

Some of the staff favorites will be available as framed prints in the silent auction at our fall fundraiser, A Taste of Autumn, on September 28.

Thank you to our contest sponsors, MEC, Vistek and RMB Photography for donating exciting contest prizes!

Enter our photo gallery to view the 2018 contest submissions and see the high caliber of photos we received this year!

Photo credit to our 2018 winners

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

 MEC       Vistek           RMB Photography