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Photo Contest

What makes Woodlands County wonderful? Show us what you think makes this community great. It could be the outdoor adventures with the unique sprawling landscapes, the beautiful natural flowers and animals spread throughout the County, or the people and activities found in our wonderful communities.

Rules & Regulations

The contest opens Monday, July 4, 2022, and closes Monday, September 5, 2022 at 11:59 pm MDT.

Contest is open to photographers of all ages. Photo release forms must be signed by a legal guardian or parent for minors (under 18).

All photos must be taken within the municipal boundaries of Woodlands County. Photos taken of the Town of Whitecourt will not be accepted as the town is outside of the Woodlands County municipal boundaries. 

Each photographer may submit a maximum of five (5) photos in each of the four categories for the contest. Entrants are eligible to win only one prize.

Photos must be original, landscape (wide), high-resolution, JPG or PNG files with a minimum of 300 dpi (3600 x 2700 pixels). Photo file sizes must be no larger than 20 MB.

Photos must not be heavily retouched, altered, cropped, panoramic and must not have any watermark overlays.

Click here to view the contest Rules & Regulations.


Participants may enter a maximum of five (5) photos in the following categories:

Farms - Snap a picture of some of the wonderful ranchers, fields and farm life found in the County.

Faces - Send in your photos of your family and friends enjoying their time in Woodlands County.

Places - Showcase the landscapes, landmarks and all the amazing places to see in the County.

Youth - Share your favourite County sights and moments. This category is only open to photographers under the age of 18.


In each category, there will be one prize winner who will receive $150 and a Woodlands County prize package (valued at $150).

Submit Photos

Photos and a photo release form must be submitted to with the subject line “2022 Photo Contest” by 11:59 pm MDT, Monday, September 5, 2022.

The following details should be mentioned in the body of the email: photographer’s name, mailing address, phone number, email address, where the photo was taken, and the names of people featured in the photo, excluding large group shots (6 or more people).

Photographers MUST fill out a Contest Release Form with their submissions. If the fillable form does not open correctly, click here to download a printable version of the form.

For More Information

For more information or if you are having trouble submitting your photos, please contact the Woodlands County Communications department at:

Phone: 780-778-8400

Congratulations to the Winners of the Photo Contest!