Photo Contest Rules

This contest is run by the Town of The Blue Mountains.

To qualify you must submit your entry before the close of the contest on Friday, November 1st, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. By doing so, you are confirming compliance with the contest rules.


1.       No purchase is necessary.

2.       Contest is open to persons over the age of 19.

3.       Multiple entries are allowed but are limited to a total of 6 photos per person. If more than 6 are submitted, the first 6 submitted will be used for the purposes of the contest.

4.       Contest is not open to residents of the Province of Quebec.


Contest Prizes

5.       Contest prizes are as follows:

  • 1st prize: One (1) Tomahawk Golf Course 2020 Seasons Pass ($275.00 value)
  • 2nd prize: One (1) Beaver Valley Community Centre Party Package ($124.30 value)
    • One hour ice time, four hours small hall rental
  • 3rd prize: One (1) Thornbury Harbour Boat Launch Pass ($60.00 value)

6.       Prizes must be accepted as awarded.

7.       Prizes will be awarded at the sole discretion of the judges based on entries. All prizes may not be awarded.

8.       The Town reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal value in the event that the prize described is unavailable due to circumstances beyond their control.

9.       Transportation and / or shipping of any prizes are the responsibility of the prize winner. Prizes will be mailed to the winners or can be picked up at Town Hall.

10.     The approximate value of all prizes is indicated above.


Winner Selection Process

11.   Winners for photo contests are selected by a judging process. The criteria includes: relatable representation of The Blue Mountains (people, places, attractions, popular activities, etc.) in photos taken within The Blue Mountains map boundaries, quality of the image, and usability for Town purposes.

12.   In the event that Town of The Blue Mountains is unable to reach a winner within 14 days, that selected entry may be disqualified and an alternate winner will be selected from among all remaining eligible entries.

13.   Only one prize will be awarded per contest winner, household, family, group or organization.


Winning Multiple Contests 

14.  If you were a winner in the previous photo contest, you are ineligible to win the consecutive contests.

15.  You may only win one prize per contest.  For example: if the judges pick your photo as 1st place winner and another photo as 3rd place winner, you will be awarded only the 1st place prize. Third place prize winnings will go to the 4th place photograph. 



16.  The Town accepts no liability for errors on material distributed for this program.

17.  All entries successfully submitted become the property of the Town of The Blue Mountains, who assumes no responsibility for incomplete, lost, late, damaged, illegible or misdirected entries or email, nor for technical, hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connection, or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions which may limit a user’s ability to participate.  The Town reserves the right to cancel or suspend this contest should a virus, bug, computer problem, unauthorized human intervention or other cause beyond its control, corrupt the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the contest.

18.  By participating in this program, all participants and award winners agree that the Town, their partnerships, subsidiaries and affiliates and each of such entities’ respective officers, directors, agents and employees are not responsible or liable for any injury, loss illness, litigation or damage that may occur from participation in the promotion or acceptance, possession, use or misuse of prizes.

19.  In the event that any dispute arises regarding the meaning or interpretation of these official rules, participants agree that the dispute shall be resolved by applying the laws of Ontario and that it shall be resolved by and within the courts of that province.


Entrants Agree

20.  By entering this contest, entrants agree to be governed by these rules and agree to have their name and photograph used without compensation for Town purposes within marketing material including but not limited to: websites, posters, brochures, billboards, magazines and print and electronic advertisements. 

21.  Entrants also agree to receive communications via email or telephone from the Town as a condition of entry and in relation to the contest.

22.  Entrants may contact to request an alternate format submission form if required, in order to submit photos.

23.  Entrants may withdraw their entry at any time; however this will remove all entries associated with their name and email address. Requests to unsubscribe from the contest should be sent to

24.  Photos submitted to the contest may be displayed as entries online or in our public buildings. In doing so we often resize, crop or print the photos.  By submitting your photo, you hereby grant the Town the right to publish, display, post and otherwise use the photo for marketing purposes on websites and other media. You agree that the photo may be cropped, edited, electronically manipulated or otherwise altered, and that whether or how the photograph is used is entirely for the Town to decide.

25.  Amateur and professional photographers are allowed to enter our photo contest.

26.  By entering you certify that you are the photographer and sole copyright owner of this photo, and have obtained the consent of all identifiable persons shown in it for these uses. The Town has the sole discretion to use or not use any photo. You also understand that all photos are subjected to a moderation process before being posted in the gallery, this may cause a delay from entry to publishing.

Winner Announcement

27.  The winners will be publicly announced on this website and contacted via email.

Privacy Policy

28.   See our general online Privacy Policy.

29.  If you have any questions about us, our products and services, the contest or our privacy policy, please contact the Town of The Blue Mountains at