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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, April 17, 2023, and closes Sunday, September 10, 2023 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, 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:

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

Rural Living - This category is devoted to all aspects of rural living. Snap a picture of your favourite part of life outside of the city. 

Economy - Woodlands County is home to a wide variety of industries and businesses. Farming, construction, oil field work, take a photo that showcases the work being done in the County. 

Fort Assiniboine Bicentennial - Fort Assiniboine is celebrating 200 years this summer! Capture the excitement, events and festivities planned for this summer and send us your pictures. 



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 “2023 Photo Contest” by 11:59 pm MDT, Sunday, September 10, 2023.

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!