The 2014 Photo Contest is closed. Thank you to all who submitted images and all who voted online. Watch for our next member Photo Contest in February 2015.

Congratulations to the winner of our Escarpment Water Photo Contest 2014, Liz Corbett.
Check out the 2014 winner and finalists >


Entry Deadline: March 24, 2014 (11:59 pm EST) camera
Voting Online: April 1- 22, 2014
Winner Announced: April 23, 2014

2014 Theme: Escarpment Water

A walk along the Bruce Trail often leads to an encounter with water in one of its many guises.

Teal-blue shorelines. Thunderous waterfalls. Delicate streams. Buzzing wetlands. Dew-covered leaves.

Water along the Niagara Escarpment is beautiful in its nature, varied in its forms, and vital to the health of the ecosystems and human communities that call the Escarpment home.

This year, as we celebrate 50 years of preserving and conserving of the Niagara Escarpment, our photo contest theme reflects that most vital resource - Escarpment Water.

2014 Rules & Regulations (.pdf, 154.5 KB)

Previous years:

Enter up to 3 of your images by March 24, 2014 for a chance to win.

From the entries, 10 finalists will be chosen by a panel of BTC judges. Then, the final images will go to public vote, online at

The winning image will appear on the front cover of the Summer issue of Bruce Trail Magazine. The winner will also receive a Bruce Trail gift pack and a plaque-mounted print of their magazine
cover. Images from all 10 finalists will be featured inside the Summer 2014 issue.


BTC Photo Contest Rules & Regulations 2014
(.pdf, 154.5 KB)



  • Contest is open to BTC members only. Voting will be open to all visitors to

  • Submit up to three (3) images.

  • Photos must be taken on the Bruce Trail or one of its side trails.

  • Photos must depict water.

  • Fall and Winter images will be disqualified since the winning image will be on the Summer issue of the magazine. (Sorry, no ice or snow shots!)

  • Photographers must secure permission from any identifiable person in the image to use his/her likeness in the Contest and for the image to be used in promotional activities by The Bruce Trail Conservancy. (You may wish to use our Sample Model Release Form here)

  • Photos must not show inappropriate use of the Bruce Trail or illegal behaviour.

  • Image Naming:  Photos must be carefully labelled in the following manner:  Title_Location
    (Title = any short title to describe the photo; Location = where image was taken)

  • Review Full Contest Rules & Regulations for complete details.

How to Enter

1.  Read the BTC Photo Contest Rules & Regulations 2014 (.pdf, 154.5 KB)

2.  Become a Member of the Bruce Trail Conservancy (if you are not already). 
     This contest is open to all BTC members, and only to BTC members.

3.  Create a Member Login on the BTC Website (if you haven't already)
     You'll need your member number and last name to do so.

4.  Upload photos to your member profile on the BTC website.

  • Login to your member account at, or select "Member Login" at the top right hand corner of this page.

  • Once you are logged in, make sure that you have a public profile. Select "Settings" in the top right hand corner of the page. Make sure that you have selected "Give me a Public Profile" in your preferences.  Once this has been selected, click "Update Preferences".

  • Select "My Profile" in the top right hand corner of the page.

  • In your profile, select "Upload Photos".

  • Clearly label your photos when uploading them in the following format:


5.  Submit your photos to the Contest. Once you have uploaded your photos, visit the submission page to submit your favourites by March 24, 2014 (11:59 pm EST).

NOTE: Please retain a high resolution copy of your photo. The BTC website automatically reduces the size of the photo when uploading. Maximum file size that can be uploaded is 5 MB.

Uploading or Login Difficulties?
Contact BTC Membership Coordinator, Laura Tuohy at or 1.800.665.4453 ext. 29



A panel from the Bruce Trail Conservancy will select ten (10) finalists from eligible entries based on three criteria:

  • photographic quality (technical quality, composition);
  • depiction of the Bruce Trail and/or Niagara Escarpment; and
  • originality and creativity.

Finalists will be contacted between March 25-29, 2014.

The ten finalists will be posted on the BTC website for members and the public to pick their favorite. Voting begins April 1, 2014.

The image with the greatest number of votes in the online vote will be deemed the winner of the Contest. The winner will be announced in the Summer 2014 issue of the Bruce Trail Magazine. All 10 finalist images will appear within the Summer issue.