The landscape that we change contest

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Edward Burtynsky, Mines #17, 86x104 cm, Lornex Open Pit Copper Mine, Highland Valley, British Columbia 1985 © Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Nicholas Metivier, Toronto

Renowned Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky is known for his large-scale photographs of landscapes that have been “disrupted” by human intervention and the growth of consumer culture.

In conjunction with their current exhibition Edward Burtynsky: The Landscape That We Change, The McMichael Canadian Art Collection is pleased to sponsor this Shoot This photo assignment. How have the landscapes you’ve encountered changed? Anything goes – large-scale or small, natural or urban, in conflict with nature or positive solutions to growing problems.  

Each photo submitted will be entered in a random draw for the chance to win a Landscape That We Change Prize Package (valued at $350), a two-day nature photography class with Gary Conway at the McMichael (valued at $179), and one of 20 family passes (valued at $30 each) to the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.

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Rules and Regulations

By entering this contest, participants agree that this contract contains no terms or conditions other than what is explicitly listed herein.

This is an online contest only; entrants must use the Canadian Geographic Photo Club to be considered. 

All prizes will be selected in a random draw from among all eligible entries.

Grand Prize:
1 (one) winner will receive the Grand Prize of the Edward Burtynsky: The Landscape That We Change Prize Package (Value: $350 including taxes) which will include:

  • 1 (one) signed copy of Edward Burtynsky’s publication Quarries (hardcover, 176 pages, Steidl, 2007)
  • 1 (one) signed copy of Edward Burtynsky’s Oil (hardcover, 216 pages, Steidl, 2009)
  • 4 (four) general admission passes to McMichael Canadian Art Collection (valid until September 1, 2014 ).

Second Prize:
1 (one) winner will receive free registration to McMichael Canadian Art Collection’s two day Master Class Nature Photography with Garry Conway (Value $179 including taxes) held on the McMichael Grounds on October 5-6). 

Third Prize:
20 (twenty) winners will receive 1(one) Family Admission Pass (Value $30 including taxes) to the McMichael Canadian Art Collection (valid until September 1, 2014 and includes admission for 2 (two) adults and 3 (three) children under the age of 18).

The winner will be contacted through the Canadian Geographic Photo Club following the random draw. The contest closes on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 11:59 pm.
The winner will be drawn in Ottawa on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 .
The winner will be notified within ten days of the drawing date.

To enter and be eligible to win, participants must be a resident of Canada (excluding Quebec), of the age of majority in the province or territory where they reside, and not an employee of, a member of the immediate family of, or domiciled with an employee of any division of McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Canadian Geographic Enterprises, The Royal Canadian Geographical Society or their subsidiaries affiliates, and agents. In order to be eligible for the draw, entrants must be a registered user of the Canadian Geographic Photo Club and submit a photo to The “Landscape That We Change” Shoot This assignment gallery. No purchase is necessary.

In order to win, the selected entrant must first correctly answer, unaided, a time-limited, mathematical, skill-testing question administered by e-mail.
The winner will be contacted by an employee of Canadian Geographic Enterprises to make arrangements for the awarding of their prize.
The prize must be accepted as awarded and is not transferable or extendible, nor can it be redeemed for cash or combined with any other promotion.
The odds of being selected will depend on the total number of eligible entries received. Canadian Geographic Enterprises assumes no responsibility for lost, delayed or misdirected entries. Entrants agree to abide by the contest rules and the Canadian Geographic Photo Club’s Terms of Use. The decisions of the contest organizers are final.
This contest complies with all federal and provincial laws. Contest is void where prohibited.


By participating in this contest, participants consent to the use by Canadian Geographic Enterprises and the McMichael Canadian Art Collection of their full name to post online, in e-newsletters, on the McMichael Canadian Art Collection Facebook page, and other social media sites, on, and in other media for the promotion of the contest and/or the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, without further permission or compensation, except where prohibited by law.


By participating in this contest, each participant agrees to release and hold the McMichael, their subsidiaries and affiliated companies and each of their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, and legal advisors, harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind in connection with this contest or resulting from acceptance, possession, or use of any prize, including without limitation, personal injury, death, and property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy.

Any issues concerning the validity, interpretation or enforceability of these official rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants and the McMichael, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario, Canada.

For a list of prize winners or for a copy of these official contest rules and regulations, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg, ON, L0J 1C0, with a written request by mail.

This contest is subject to all Federal, Provincial and local laws. This contest is not available to Quebec residents. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.


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Taken On
August 7, 2013
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