#CaptureTheCoast is a 3-month photo contest organized by the Charlotte Coastal Region Tourism Association where we encourage locals and visitors to upload a photo of their favourite food, adventures, or locations in the region for a chance to win great prizes.

Terms and Conditions

This contest is open to all visitors and residents of the Charlotte Coastal Region. No entry fee or purchase is required. Every month there is a new category the public can participate in. Here are the themes for each month:

AUGUST – FOOD

Images that feature the delicious food from the local restaurants and takeouts in the region

SEPTEMBER – ADVENTURES

Photography that features people enjoying indoor or outdoor activities

OCTOBER – LOCATIONS

Scenic photos from the region; hidden treasures such as hills, waterfalls, and other natural features displaying the geography in any season

Submitting entries: Submit your entries through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Stories by using the #CaptureTheCoast and tagging @fundystartshere. You may specify the location of each photograph by tagging the location. Make sure that your profile is public so we can message you when you win.

By participating in the contest, you are acknowledging that you have read, understand and abide by all contest rules and regulations.

Criteria:

  • Individuals may submit multiple photographs of any food items, activities, or locations.
  • All photographs must be current and taken within the Charlotte Coastal Region prior to the closing date of the contest.
  • Some electronic manipulation, such as cropping or adjustments to exposure, tone, colour, exposure etc. is allowed. Techniques such as compositing or any editing that introduces or removes elements from the image are unacceptable. Determination of whether a photo has been overly manipulated will be at the discretion of the judges.
  • Photos that depict nudity, violent acts or unsafe practices (eg. No lifejacket visible in a boating photo, no seatbelts while driving etc.) will not be accepted. Charlotte Coastal Region Tourism Association reserves the right to reject any submission it deems inappropriate.
  • Must include the hashtag: #CaptureTheCoast and tag @fundystartshere to enter.

RPAS (drone) photography: In recent years, Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems (RPAS), or “drones,” have become an increasingly popular photographic tool. As of June 1, 2019, Transport Canada requires all drone operators to receive certification. In addition, operation of drones within some airspaces requires advanced certification or permission from relevant authorities. It is the responsibility of the photographer to ensure that all appropriate certifications and permissions have been acquired in advance. Contestants must provide evidence of certification and permissions if requested by the Charlotte Coastal Region Tourism Association. For more information on drone operation, visit http://www.tc.gc.ca.

Eligibility: This contest is intended for participation of Atlantic Canadian residents. The winner must have reached the age of majority in their province or state of residence.

Contest Dates: Entries for the food category must be received no later than 11:59:59 p.m on August 31, 2020.

Entries for the adventure category must be received no later than 11:59:59 p.m on September 30, 2020.

Entries for the location category must be received no later than 11:59:59 p.m on October 31, 2020.

Judging: Photographs will be juried by an external panel. Winning photographs will be selected based on clarity, creativity and the ability of the images to capture the essence of Charlotte Coastal Region and the category theme. Images can reflect any season.

Rights: Photographic submissions remain the property of the photographer. Charlotte Coastal Region Tourism Association reserves full usage rights of all entries in perpetuity, without cost, for use in promotional materials in print and online forms. Charlotte Coastal Region Tourism Association reserves the right to showcase photography indefinitely on the website and contest promotional material. Charlotte Coastal Region Tourism Association’s rights shall not include the sale of submitted photographs to other parties or other commercial use. Photo credits will be provided where possible at Charlotte Coastal Region Tourism Association’s discretion.

Photo Releases: Winning entrants must be able to supply a signed release for any identifiable person or persons in the photograph or their guardians if requested. Failure to provide model release, if requested, will result in disqualification of the entry.

Prizes: Prizes are not transferable and must be accepted as awarded with no substitutions, whether in cash or otherwise.

Announcement of Winners: The selection of the winners will be made at the end of every month. Each month, there will be 4 SEMI-FINALISTS and 1 GRAND PRIZE WINNER.

The semi-finalists will each receive a $50 credit towards a restaurant or takeout in the region. The grand prize winner will receive $500 credit towards an overnight stay and dining experience of their choice in the Charlotte Coastal Region.

The names of prize winners, along with the winning photography, will be published on Charlotte Coastal Region Tourism Association’s website and social media accounts following the announcement of winners.

Prize Release: By entering this contest, participants consent to the use of their names, images, likenesses and photographs of themselves, without compensation, in any publicity carried out in any media by or on behalf of Charlotte Coastal Region Tourism Association.

Miscellaneous: Employees of Charlotte Coastal Region Tourism Association, its advertising agencies and participating sponsors and their families are excluded from participating in this contest. Entry in the Contest is subject to all federal, provincial, state and local laws and regulations. The decisions of the contest organizers are final and binding in all matters related to this contest.