Photo Contest Rules

Summer 2017 Photo Contest Rules
ENTRY DEADLINE:  3:00 p.m. NOVEMBER 8, 2017

Full and Associate RTAM members, in good standing, may submit two photos for each category.
Judging by Gayl Punzalan, managing partner of Blue Ink Media
Winners will be announced in the Winter 2017 edition of KIT, as well as posted on the RTAM website.

Each photo can be entered in one of the following categories:

  • Canada Day: Any picture taken on Canada Day which shows what Canada means to Canadians.
  • Autumn Foliage: Any plants or trees showing autumn colours.
  1. Entries submitted by postal service, courier or hand delivered to the RTAM office at 206-1555 St. James St. Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3H 1B5 must be submitted  no later than 3 p.m. on November 8, 2017
  2. All these entries sent must have an image which is no smaller than 5” x 7” or larger than 12” x 12”.  Square formatted images will be accepted provided that they are not smaller than 7” x 7” or larger than 12” x 12”.
  3. Entries must be backed with rigid backing no thinner than file folder stock.
  4. Matted or framed photos will not be accepted.
  5. Electronic entries will also be accepted. They will be printed by the Photo Contest committee.  Send these entries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than November 8, 2017.Please include all the information needed to identify your photos so that the entry forms can be attached to them.  The signed entry form for each electronic entry must be submitted by postal service, courier or hand delivered to the RTAM office by the entry deadline.  The entry forms will be attached at the RTAM office.
  6. Participants are limited to two photos per category.
  7. Each entry must be the work of the participant.
  8. Entries must not include any recognizable individual’s faces in the photos.
  9. Entries must not have been previously judged in any other photography competition.
  10. Only entries with a copy of the official entry form ATTACHED TO THE BACK OF THE ENTRY will be accepted. Since the entry form is detached from the back during the judging process, attach the form using a bit of tape only. DO NOT GLUE the form to the back of the photo.
  11. Entries will not be returned. Should you require the return of your entries, please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope of the appropriate size with your entry or include a note requesting a call from the RTAM office to arrange for pick-up from the RTAM office.
  12. RTAM retains the right to use the entries for promotional purposes during and after the competition.   
  13. One first prize and one second prize will be awarded in each category.
  14. First prize will be $25. Second prize will be $15.   
  15. All prizes will be accepted as awarded.
  16. Entry Forms can be downloaded at
  17. Entries must be received at the RTAM office no later than 3 p.m. on Nov. 8, 2017.

    RTAM Winter 2017 Photo Contest
    206-1555 St. James St., Winnipeg MB R3H 1B5
    Questions?  Please call 204-889-3660, 1-888-393-8082 (toll-free) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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