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Photo Contest (now closed)

The 2014 grand-prize winning photo offers an exclusive glimpse of Auyuittuq National Park. Photo by Artur Stanisz

Share your top shots of the North!

Want to see your photos published in Up Here? Enter our 2015 photo contest today and get a chance to win a Nikon D7200 HD-SLR and lens! To enter, submit your photos of the North by midnight, PT, on October 16, 2015, in any of the following categories:
  • People & History
  • Arts & Culture
  • Science & Nature
  • Travel & Adventure

Enter Contest: Submit Photos Here

Multiple photos can be submitted at once, however, folders cannot be uploaded unless they are zipped first. Entries must have the following file naming convention: 
Name_category_photo-number.extension (e.g. jon-snow_people-history_1.jpg)  

Questions? Contact us at photo@uphere.ca


Rules & Regulations

These Rules and Regulations are final on all matters relating to the 2015 Up Here Photo Contest (the “Contest”). By applying, all entrants agree to be bound by these Rules and Regulations. 
The sponsors (“Contest Sponsors”) of the Contest are Up Here Publishing Ltd. and Nikon Canada. 
To be eligible to enter the Contest or win a prize, you must be a permanent resident of Canada and not an employee of, a member of the immediate family of, or domiciled with an employee of Up Here Publishing or their subsidiaries, affiliates, and agencies. 
No purchase is necessary to enter the Contest or to win a prize.

All photographs entered in the Contest must be of Northern Canadian content (i.e. taken in the Yukon, Northwest Territories or Nunavut; Nunavik in northern Quebec or northern Labrador).

Participation in the Contest constitutes Entrants’ full and unconditional agreement to abide by these Contest Rules and Regulations and the Contest Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest.

*Legal considerations require restricting the Contest to Canadian residents (our apologies to members residing outside the country.)

Personal Information

Personal Information collected from Entrants by the Contest Sponsor will be used by the Contest Sponsor or its affiliates to administer the Contest and in connection with the publication of winning photographs. Neither the Contest Sponsor nor its affiliates will share personal information relating to Entrants with any third parties, except as necessary for the administration of the Contest or as may be required by law.  The Contest Sponsor will not attempt to contact the Entrant for any other purpose than to administer the Contest or as may be required by law unless they have opted-in to receive relevant communications from the Contest Sponsor. The Contest Sponsor respects the privacy of everyone who enters the Contest.

If you have any questions about Up Here’s use of your personal information, please contact Up Here’s art director by e-mail at jp@uphere.ca.

Format of Photographs for Submission

Entrants must be able to provide a high-resolution version of each photo that they submit (uncompressed TIFF or maximum quality JPEG, Grayscale or Colour (RGB), minimum 1600 pixels on the longest side). For photographs that are selected as a winning entry, the high-resolution version of the photograph will be required for reproduction in Up Here magazine. Entrants who fail to provide a high-resolution version within the time period set by the Contest Sponsors (not to exceed one week following prize notification) will forfeit the prize and an alternate winner will be selected by the judging panel. In such a case, no substitute or alternate prizes will be awarded.

Entries and Identification

Entries must be uploaded using the following link: https://outcropdatastore.sharefile.com/r-r6f2ee5e882a45b28

Multiple photos can be submitted at once, however, folders cannot be uploaded unless they are zipped first. Entries must have the following file naming convention:

Name_category_photo-number.extension (e.g. jon-snow_people-history_1.jpg)

A Grand Prize winner will be chosen, as well as one winner in each of the following categories:

Science and Nature; People and History; Travel and Adventure; Arts and Culture.


Winners' names and photographs will be published in the January 2016 issue of Up Here magazine and will appear on Uphere.ca.

By submitting a photo to the contest, the entrant hereby grants Up Here Publishing the right to use photos submitted to the contest (a) in the 2015 Up Here Photo Contest feature; and (b) in subsequent promotional material for the Up Here Photo Contest. This includes both print and digital versions of the magazine, as well as online. Up Here Publishing will also have rights to use images digitally to (c) further expand on the print edition; (d) promote Up Here magazine via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media outlets; and (e) archive issues of Up Here magazine.

Waiver forms/ model releases are the responsibility of the entrant.

Copyright Notice

With regard to any photograph submitted to this Contest, the owner of the photo’s copyright retains all copyright.

Up Here Publishing retains a world-wide, royalty-free, irrevocable and non-exclusive right and licence to use, copy, adapt, transmit, communicate, publicly display and perform, distribute and create compilations and derivative works or merchandise from any winning photographs to promote the Contest. You represent and warrant that you have the right to grant the licence set out above.

In the event copyright of any photograph submitted by an eligible entrant belongs to a minor, permission to enter the photo in the Contest, reprint, publish or otherwise reproduce the images, as described above, must have been obtained, in writing, from the child’s parent or guardian prior to entry of the photograph in the Contest.  Proof of such permission must be provided to the Contest Sponsor immediately upon request.


Contest opens on July 13, 2015 and closes at midnight ET on October 16, 2015.  All photographic entries must be uploaded by 11:59 p.m. ET on October 16, 2015.

Entries submitted through fraudulent means or in any way tampered with, incorrect, unclear, forged, mutilated, illegible, indecipherable or mechanically reproduced may be disqualified at the sole discretion of the Contest Sponsor and/or the judging panel (referenced below).

All Entries become the property of the Contest Sponsor and will not be returned.  The Contest Sponsor is not responsible for entries lost, late, misdirected, illegible or delayed for any reason.


The winners will be selected by a panel of judges over the week of October 19-23, 2015.

All photographs submitted into the Contest will be reviewed by the staff of Up Here magazine and the Contest winners will be selected by a panel of judges including representatives of Up Here magazine and the photography community. Photographs will be assessed based on the following judging criteria: composition, content/originality, technical quality and visual impact.

Winners will be notified by email or telephone by 5:00 p.m. ET on October 26, 2015.

All decisions of the judging panel are final.


The Contest Sponsor is not responsible for any failure of the website during this Contest. Nor is it responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions of computer online systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software or any e-mail, online or internet entry lost due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet or at any website or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer or property related to or resulting from playing or downloading any material in the promotion.

Chances of Winning

The chances of winning a prize will depend on the number of eligible photographs received and the evaluation of the photographs by the judging panel.


Winners will receive no compensation, credit or prizing other than as disclosed in these Rules or otherwise provided at the sole discretion of the Contest Sponsor.  Prizes are not transferable; no prize substitutions or equivalents are permitted, except by the Contest Sponsor at its sole discretion.  In all cases, the Contest Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value for any of the Contest Prizes. The Grand Prize will be given to the photo the judges deem is the best overall photo, and can be selected from any of the four categories.

Grand Prize: a Nikon D7200 HD-SLR with AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR (Value: $1,749.95).

Allow six to eight weeks for delivery of the Grand Prize.

Category Prizes (One awarded for each of the four categories): a one-year subscription to Up Here magazine (Value: $28.54).

Prize Conditions (all prizes)

All prizes must be accepted as awarded and may not be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion, sold, redeemed for cash, combined with any other promotion, exchanged for a different prize.

By accepting a prize, the prize winner agrees to hold the Contest Sponsor and their respective agencies, affiliates, parent(s), subsidiaries, agents, advertising and promotion agencies and anyone else involved in the development, production or handling of the Contest and their respective directors, officers, employees and assigns, harmless against any and all claims and liability arising out acceptance or use of a prize.

Any litigation respecting the conduct and awarding of a prize in this Contest in Québec may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux for a ruling. Any litigation respecting the awarding of a prize may be submitted to the Régie only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement. Void where prohibited by law.


By participating in the Contest, each Entrant agrees to be bound by these Contest Rules and Regulations. In the event of any disagreement as to whether a person is an Entrant, a potential winner or a winner, or as to the qualification of any Entrant, potential winner or winner to, or the adequacy of any prize or any substitute prize, the decision of the Contest Sponsor will be final.