Canada is home to a diverse range of ecosystems, each with its unique flora and fauna. Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) play a vital role in preserving these ecosystems and the species that call them home. KBAs are places that contain remarkable concentrations of rare or vulnerable species and ecosystems, according to specific globally recognized criteria. Each site is critically important for supporting the long-term survival of a special piece of biodiversity or biological process. We invite photographers of all levels to participate in our photo contest from Sept 18 until
Oct 10 Oct 18, 2023, and help us showcase the natural beauty and importance of Canada’s KBAs and the biodiversity that calls them home.
Photos submitted to the contest should be taken from KBAs (or Candidate KBAs) or should feature species or ecosystems that are having KBAs identified for them. To find out what places across Canada are KBAs or Candidate KBAs, visit the Map Viewer on our website (TIP: turn on “Candidate KBAs” in the Legend on the bottom right to see KBAs-in-progress). Find out which species or ecosystems are being considered for KBAs by clicking on Candidate KBAs in the Map Viewer, exploring the Species Search on our website, or by checking the list here.
Visit KBACanada.org for more information on KBAs and KBA Canada’s work. For questions about contest rules and eligibility, please contact Peter Soroye at email@example.com .
Join us in celebrating the beauty and importance of Canada’s Key Biodiversity Areas through the lens of your camera. Show the world the treasures that need our protection. Good luck, and happy viewing!
**NOTE: Oct 18 – we are having technical difficulties with the Contest submission portal. Please email your submission to Peter Soroye (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your name, the title of your piece, a short sentence or two describing your photo (including the name of the KBA or Candidate KBA where the photo was taken or confirmation that the species or ecosystem photographed is being assessed for a potential KBA elsewhere), and the contest category you are submitting the photo under. Email submissions will be accepted until 11:59pm ET on Oct 18. All contest rules apply.
How to Enter:
Rights and Usage: By entering the contest, participants agree to grant WCS Canada the perpetual right to publish the submitted photo(s), royalty-free, for promotional and educational purposes, with appropriate credit given to the photographer. Uses may include, but are not limited to, publishing the photo(s) on the KBA Canada website and future promotion of the KBA Canada program.
Contact Information: For inquiries and further information, please contact email@example.com .