Winning Photos

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A competition to commission a series of photos that demonstrate climate change


Competition Opens


Submission Deadline


Submit up to five photos


A panel of judges will review them


A winner will be announced


Winning photos will be used as part of a national campaign

Thank you for your interest in the #CapturingClimate photo contest. The competition has now closed. You can view the winning images here. For more information on how the UK Government is fighting climate change please visit our COP26 website.


We are looking for photos that tell a story related to climate change: these could be about the use of green technology, how local communities are adapting, Canada’s extraordinary biodiversity or the impact in your community. These are just some ideas; we will not stunt artistic expression by being too prescriptive about what these photos should portray. – be creative. These can be recently taken photos or ones you took in the more distant past; the key condition is they must be yours.

It is an opportunity to have your images recognised by an esteemed panel of judges and be part of the movement to raise awareness of climate change and our efforts to tackle it. All winning images and the artists behind them will receive extensive promotion through the activities and platforms of the British High Commission in Canada – and potentially internationally. This will include: being part of a Canada-wide media and digital marketing campaign; inclusion within a limited edition photobook and other promotional material; and, being part of a bespoke photography exhibition.

You are invited to submit between one and five images (which must be your own) along with a summary of what the images portray and how they fit with the theme.

The competition is open to Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents. We encourage you to respect health restrictions, avoid unnecessary travel beyond your immediate community.

The photographer retains the rights to their photographs. However, by submitting a photo, you grant the British Government a royalty-free, world-wide, irrevocable, non-exclusive license for five years to use, modify, publish, display, distribute, and reproduce the photo. You warrant that you own the copyright of the photo and it has not been purchased or acquired by a third party. Any photograph reproduced will include a photographer credit.