Submission Dates and Deadline

November 28, 2019 and ending on January 31, 2020. 

All online entries must be received by January 31, 2020, 11:59 p.m. EDT (the “Submission Deadline”).


How to Enter

QR Code PortColborneProud


Take a photo depicting what makes Port Colborne Beautiful, Creative, Innovative and Authentic to you.

Photo Release Form


The entrant must complete an entry form. Photo entries can be uploaded electronically as .jpeg, .jpg, .gif or .png files or entrants may insert the link to download the file(WeTransfer, Dropbox, GoogleDrive) in the registration form. 


Entered to WIN IT

Win cash and gift prizes, as well as public recognition of your achievement.


Entrants are encouraged to SHARE & TAG IT: Share photo on your social media channels, along with the campaign hash-tag (#PortColborneProud) and mention @portcolborne @portcolbornelib in your post.


Finalist Photo Exhibition

Finalists will be on display on the City of Port Colborne Website and on Exhibition at 

Port Colborne Public Library, 310 King St, Port Colborne and,

Select locations throughout the City of Port Colborne.


2019-2020 Photo Competition

The purpose of the 2019-2020 Photo Contest is to showcase what’s Beautiful, Creative, Innovative and Authentic about Port Colborne and feature original, engaging photos that will evoke a sense of community pride in residents and inspire visitors to discover Port Colborne and explore all the City has to offer.


Competition Goals and Objectives

Goals of the Competition 

To Refresh current inventory of marketing images and develop an image bank of diverse and high quality images.


Objectives of the Competition


The Campaign seeks to engage local residents in capturing the community through their eyes. It provides residents with an opportunity to be involved in the marketing of the community.


Photos taken by local residents will be included in various forms of City Community, Tourism and Economic Development Marketing initiatives. Finalist entries will also be exhibited on the City website as well as on exhibition at the Public Library and other venues throughout the city.


The campaign seeks to refresh the current image of Port Colborne and invoke a sense of community pride.



Competition Description

The 2019 Contest entries can be based on one of two themes:

Heritage, Arts and Culture: entries depicting Port Colborne’s rich history and cultural elements, as well as the creativity and innovation within the community.

Outdoor Adventure: entries depicting Port Colborne’s unique natural and man-made areas and/or experiences.

Or simply based on what entrants see as Beautiful, Creative, Innovative & Authentic about Port Colborne.


The only digital photo submission are permitted which can be .jpeg, .jpg, .gif or .png format.

a. Entrants may submit up to two (2) photos (one submission per category) maximum.

b. Photos may be submitted in one (1) or both categories.

c. All pictures must be taken in the City of Port Colborne.


a. The Contest is open only to those who are 19 years of age (or older) as of the date of entry and who sign up and submit a Photo through the Contest’s online entry page.

b. The Contest is open to all residents and visitors of Port Colborne, who are residents of Canada (except residents of Quebec).

c. Employees of the City of Port Colborne, Port Colborne Public Library, their respective affiliates, the Contest Judges, and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each may submit photo entry however are not eligible to receive any prizes in the Contest.

d. Entries are limited to amateurs only.




1. The First place winner from each of the two (2) photo categories will win a total prize valued at approximately $500 in cash and prizes.

2. The 2nd place winner from each of the two (2) photo categories will win a total prize valued at approximately $250 in cash and prizes.

3. All selected finalists not chosen as First place and 1st Runner-Up winners will be awarded a $25 gift cards/vouchers.


Finalist and Winner Selection

Selection of Finalist

A panel of judges appointed by the Competition Organizers will judge all photos submitted on the basis of alignment with purpose of the campaign, tourism relevance, creativity and originality, and quality.

Firist Prize Winners

The first prize winners will be chosen from the selected finalists by public vote.

Public Vote

Public vote will take place online at or  in person at:

City of Port Colborne City Port Colborne Public Library, 310 King St, Port Colborne,  from February 8-22, 2020.


For More Information Contact

Julian Douglas-Kameka
Economic Development Division
66 Charlotte Street
Port Colborne
905-8352901 ext 502