The federal government has launched a new national photo contest

May 28 2018, 11:56 pm

The federal government has launched a national photo contest.

Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada announced it would be partnering with Canadian Geographic to launch the “Show Us Your Canada” photo contest ahead of Tourism Week.

Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small Business and Tourism, called on Canadians to join in celebrating the Canada-China Year of Tourism and submit their best pictures of their favourite Canadian destinations under any or all of the contest categories of parks, cities, active outdoors, Indigenous Canada, and youth.

“This is a great opportunity for Canadians to share our breathtaking nature, vibrant cities and fun activities—and for Indigenous culture to be showcased—from coast to coast to coast,” said the Minister in a statement. “Your picture could be the one that sparks the curiosity of a family to come and visit Canada.”

According to the federal government, Canada welcomed a record 20.8 million international visitors in 2017.

The photo contest starts May 28 and runs until August 24, with winners to be announced in September. A number of the photo submissions will be featured at the Canada-China Year of Tourism closing ceremony to be hosted by Canada later this year in China.

Air Canada, VIA Rail, and Parks Canada are offering prizes for the winners in each of the categories. A grand prize package for one lucky winner includes a trip for two to China as 2018 is the Canada-China Year of Tourism.

So get snappin’.

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