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Celebrating Our Shared Biodiversity – The North American Photo Challenge!

Montreal, Qc, Canada

From 10 April to 23 May 2014


In 2014, the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) of North America will celebrate 20 years of successful environmental partnerships in North America. To mark this milestone in Canada, Mexico, and the United States, the CEC is hosting a photo contest with the theme: Celebrating Our Shared Biodiversity—The North American Photo Challenge! 

Use your camera to help us promote the North American environment and showcase the multitude of shared biodiversity stories across this vast and great continent—species and ecosystems that transcend borders, the crucial importance of biodiversity for healthy communities, the international partnerships forged in the name of biodiversity, migratory birds, and other wildlife species that traverse the continent on their biannual migrations and more! Our shared biodiversity is a reminder of the important collaborative role that Canada, Mexico and the United States play in conserving North America’s environment.

Photos will be judged in a blind review by a panel of professional photographers. The photos will also be judged on creativity and relevance by three members of the CEC’s Joint Public Advisory Committee – The winner of the grand prize will receive:

  • An exclusive invitation to the 2014 CEC Council Session to be held in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada, 16-17 July 2014
  • Return airfare to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories and a three-night hotel stay
  • Participation, along with other finalists (three from each country), in a photography exhibit at the Council Session
  • A half-day Yellowknife photo tour with seasoned local historian and freelance photographer, Bill Braden

If a person appears in your photograph, you need to download and fill out a consent form

Enter by midnight, Eastern Daylight Time on 23 May 2014. The winner will be announced on 17 July 2014.

Celebrating Our Shared Biodiversity—The North American Photo Challenge is officially underway—be sure to enter and spread the word to others!