Acadia Photo Contest

The Acadia Community Association is proud to bring you the

Acadia Photo Contest

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The Acadia Photo Contest is open to all residents of Acadia!

Photos can be of anything; indoor, outdoor, people, pets, landscape etc…

And the photo can be taken anywhere! While Acadia has a lot of beauty to offer, you’re welcome to submit your photos taken on summer vacation!

July & August of 2016!

Calgary Acadia MLA Brandy Payne
Ward 9 Councillor Gian-Carlo Carra
Local Acadia Photographer Llisa Bastard
The judges will select winners based on technical merit & impact.

3 winners will have their photo printed on 16×20″ board and displayed at the Acadia Recreation Complex, before being able to take them home with them.  Other prizes will be awarded, details to follow!


Email your submission today!
File format: .jpg
File size: 10mb max.
Each participant can submit one general image, plus an additional image per 2-week challenge! (That’s a total of 5!)

Social Media:
Submitted images may be shared on social media so watch for yours with the hashtags #acadiayyc #acadiaphoto
Please share your photos on social media as well!

Challenge 1: July 1-15
Challenge yourself to see creatively without leaving your neighbourhood.  Take 10 steps in any direction from your front door and take a photo from where you stand.  If you’re stuck for ideas, try crouching down low to the ground or zooming in to change your perspective.

Challenge 2: July 16-31
We want to get to know our neighbours, even the shy ones. The faceless portrait is our next photo challenge, go beyond the standard selfie and tell us about yourself or someone else in a single image without showing a face. Shadows or objects are a great way to hide a face, and props can help tell a story.

Challenge 3: Aug 1-15
This weeks’ photo challenge, we want to see your best garden themed shot. If you don’t have a garden, you can visit ours! The Acadia Garden and Art Society is located at 332 94 Ave SE. Flowers and bugs make great subjects but remember to minimize distractions in the frame so your subject stands out.

Challenge 4: Aug 16-31
Acadia is home to a brand new Tennis Centre, the Acadia Recreation Complex and is within short distance to the Bow River pathway system. Let’s see some of your action shots. Using a fast shutter speed is great for freezing the action, but don’t forget that you can pan the camera with your subject while using a slower shutter speed to exaggerate their motion.

Contest Rules/Guidelines

Each participant can submit one general image, plus an additional image per 2-week challenge. All photographs entered in the Acadia Community Association contest remain the property of the photographer. The photographer, by entering the contest, agrees that his or her photo may be published by Acadia Community Association as it relates to the contest in print, digital, social media and on the Acadia Community Association website. No other usage of any photograph entered is authorized or implied.
Three finalists will be chosen and notified for hi resolution versions of their entries for further consideration to choose a winner. The finalists will be announced both on social media as well as have their images printed for display at the next meeting of the Acadia Community Association

Who is eligible?
Only members of the Calgary Acadia community may enter this assignment contest . Employees and Board Directors of Acadia Community Association or any of the sponsors or affiliates there of are not eligible to enter the contest.
This contest is only open to amateur photographers. Professional photographers may not enter. The term “professional” will mean that you make more than 50% of your yearly income from photography.