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Dan Werstuk,

The Algonquin Landmark Photo / Art Contest

For more than 125 years Algonquin Park has inspired people to create great works of art or take a picture to remember their visit.  This summer is Ontario Parks 125th anniversary so we'd like to inspire you to get out side and visit Algonquin Provincial Park to create great works of art or capture a beautiful scene with your camera. 


Our 2018 winners are:

  • 1st Place: Steve Dunsford – Amazing Aurora – Turtle Rock on Opeongo Road
  • 2nd place: Tii-An DeMartines – Tail Lights Mist and Trees at Smoke Lake – Fisherman’s Point on Smoke Lake
  • 3rd Place:  Paulo Pante – Mere Reflection – Tea Lake Dam
  • 4th Place: J.J. Guy Longtin – Barron River Canyon – Barron Canyon
  • 5th place:  Karen Dennis – Canoe Lake – Canoe Lake

For the full list of winners including our popular People's choice winner and the honorable mentions visit the Algonquin Landmarks Photo & Art Contest winners page here.


Contest Guidelines

We've provided a list of great Algonquin Park landmarks below, your job is to visit any of these landmarks and capture an image or paint a picture from that land mark.  If you really feel inspired you are allowed to enter 32 images, one from each location on the list below: [ SEE LARGE MAP ]

Algonquin Art Centre • Algonquin Logging Museum • Algonquin Park Visitor Centre • Algonquin Provincial Park - East Gate • Barron Canyon • Bates Island • Beaver Pond Trail • Big Pines Trail • Birchbark Sign at West Gate • Booth Rock Lookout • Brent Crater • Cache Lake Historic Site - Highland Inn • Cairn on Canoe Lake • Canoe Lake • Centennial Ridges Lookout • Fisherman's Point on Smoke Lake • Hailstorm Creek • Kiosk Campground • Lake of Two Rivers Island • Lookout Trail • Old Airfield • Peck Lake Trail • Ragged Falls • Smoke Lake Hanger • Spruce Bog Boardwalk Trail • Tea Lake Dam • Town of Brent • Track and Tower Trail - Skymount look out • Turtle Rock on Opeongo Road • West Gate - Algonquin Park • Whiskey Rapids Trail • Wolf Howl Pond on Mizzy Lake Trail

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You will have to have a verified Facebook profile to vote on your favourite photo(s), votes go toward picking our People's Choice award and may help our judges select our winners.  You may only vote once per image.  We encourage you to share your entry to get more votes.

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Enter the "Algonquin Landmarks" Photo/Art Contest

You may enter one original photo/artwork by you per landmark location (maximum of 32).  Photo/artwork must be an original creation by you, submitting someone else's work will result in complete disqualification from this contest.

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Contest Rules

Contest Rules

We hope you have fun getting out and enjoying the Great Outdoors this summer as you participate in this photo contest. 

This contest is ran by our sponsors: Algonquin Outfitters, and the Algonquin Art Centre

To qualify you must complete the contest’s entry form above before the close of the contest on Wednesday Oct 31st 2018 at 11:49pm. By doing so you are confirming compliance with the contest rules.

    • No purchase is necessary.
    • Contests are open to persons over the age of 18.
    • Multiple entries are allowed but are limited to a total of 32 photos per person (1 for each landmark)
    • All entries must be an original creation by (you) the person entering it, submitting someone else's work will result in complete disqualification from this contest and maybe future contests. 
    • Transportation and / or shipping of any prizes are the responsibility of the prize winner. Prizes may also be picked up at any of the AO Stores (see Map).

Contest Prizes

Prizes must be accepted as awarded, have no cash equivalent and are not transferable or refundable. Trips must be booked and utilized within one year of the draw date.  The contest sponsors reserve the right to substitute prizes of equal value in the event that the prize described is unavailable due to circumstances beyond their control.

Winner Selection Process

Winners for photo contests are selected by a judging process, and a peoples choice voting process.

In the event that the contest sponsors are unable to reach a winner with in 14 days, that selected entry may be disqualified and an alternate winner will be selected from among all remaining eligible entries. Only one prize will be awarded per contest winner, household, family, group or organization.

Winning Multiple Contests

You may only win one prize per contest and you may not enter the consecutive photo contest if you have already won a prize in the previous contest.  For example if the judges pick your photo as 1st place winner and 3rd place winner you will be awarded 1st place, third place will go to the 4th place submission.  We often ask top prize winners if they would like to help judge the next contest, this gives winners a way to participate while giving the chance to win in the next contest to another photographer.


The contest sponsors accept no liability for errors on material distributed for this program.

All entries successfully submitted become the property of the contest sponsors, who assumes no responsibility for incomplete, lost, late, damaged, illegible or misdirected entries or email, nor for technical, hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connection, or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions which may limit a user’s ability to participate.  The contest sponsors reserves the right to cancel or suspend this contest should a virus, bug, computer problem, unauthorized human intervention or other cause beyond its control, corrupt the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the contest.

By participating in this program, all participants and award winners agree that the contest sponsors, their partnerships, subsidiaries and affiliates and each of such entities’ respective officers, directors, agents and employees are not responsible or liable for any injury, loss illness, litigation or damage that may occur from participation in the promotion or acceptance, possession, use or misuse of prizes. In the event that any dispute arises regarding the meaning or interpretation of these official rules, participants agree that the dispute shall be resolved by applying the laws of Ontario and that it shall be resolved by and within the courts of that province.

Entrants Agree

By entering this contest, entrants agree to be governed by these rules, and, if requested, agree to have their name and photograph used without compensation for advertising purposes related to this contest.

Entrants also agree to receive communications via email or telephone from the contest sponsors as a condition of entry. Contact may be made to validate the entry form and to present additional offers from the sponsors, only if requested.

Entrants may withdraw their entry at any time; however this will remove all entries associated with their name and email address. Requests to unsubscribe from the contest should be sent to

Photos submitted to the contest will be displayed as entries online or in our stores, in doing so we often resize, crop or print the photos.  By submitting your photo, you hereby grant the contest sponsors the right to publish, display, post and otherwise use the photo for their websites and other media. You agree that the photo may be cropped, edited, electronically manipulated or otherwise altered, and that whether or how the photograph is used is entirely for the contest sponsors to decide.

Amateur and professional photographers and artists are allowed to enter our contests (we often can't tell the difference by looking at the photos so it's impossible to restrict professionals from entering).  We feel that our contest rules often deter professional photographers or artists from entering and "giving away" their work.  If you are a professional photographer who has photos that may be of interest to us we encourage you to contact with your portfolio, as we do purchase professional photography to use on our website and advertising.

By entering you certify that you are the photographer and sole copyright owner of this photo, and have obtained the consent of all identifiable persons shown in it for these uses. Our sponsors have the sole discretion to use or not use any photo. You also understand that all photos are subjected to a moderation process before being posted in the gallery, this may cause a delay from entry to publishing.

Excluded Participants

Contest judges, employees of our sponsors, their affiliates and agents, participating partners, contractors and immediate family members (defined as parents, children, siblings and spouse) of each such employee, together with those with whom such employees are domiciled are not eligible.  Entries not valid where prohibited by law.

Winners List

A winners list can be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: “Algonquin Outfitters Contests” Contest Winners List, 86 Main Street East, Huntsville, Ontario P1H 2C7. Please indicate which contest you are inquiring about. We also often post the results on our website and social media channels,

Privacy Policy

See our general online Privacy Policy.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to Algonquin Outfitters, Algonquin Art Centre and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used for administration of this photo contest and to contact the winners.

If you have any questions about us, our products and services or our privacy policy, please contact Algonquin Outfitters at Contact Us.

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