Illuminate Candle Lake Photo Contest

Illuminate Candle Lake Photo Contest  

The Resort Village of Candle Lake is excited to announce launch of the 2023 Illuminate Candle Lake Photo Contest. One photo winner will be selected and featured in the Wave for each month of the year (12 winners total).  Photos taken at Candle Lake during any season of the year are accepted.  Entries must be submitted by April 15th, 2023 to qualify.


Terms and Conditions 

Contest Rules: 

This contest is open to amateur and professional photographers. No entry fee or purchase is required. Prizes will be awarded for each month of the year (12 prizes total).    

Submitting entries: Submit your photos to: 


  • the name and address of the photographer   
  • the location of each photograph  
  • the season (Summer, Autumn, Winter, or Spring) in which you are entering each photograph 

Please be aware that the Resort Village of Candle Lake may place photographs in different categories/seasons at its discretion. By digitally submitting your photographs, you are acknowledging that you have read, understand and abide by all contest rules and regulations. 


  1. Photographs must be recognizably Candle Lake: scenery, wildlife, trails, on the water, etc.  All photographs must have been taken within the Resort Village of Candle Lake prior to the closing date of the contest. 
  2. Only digital submissions in common file formats (.jpg or .png), minimum 4MP will be eligible to win. 
  3. Individuals may submit multiple photographs into each season. 
  4. While there are no specific timeframe restrictions, entries should not look dated. 
  5. Some electronic manipulation, such as cropping or adjustments to exposure, tone, colour, exposure etc. is allowed. Determination on whether a photo has been overly manipulated will be at the discretion of the judges. 
  6. Photographs with watermarks or other embedded script (i.e. logo, signature, etc.) will not be accepted. 
  7. Submissions that include identifiable persons, depict nudity, violent acts or unsafe practices (eg. improper handling of or interaction with wildlife, no lifejacket visible in a boating photo, etc.) will not be accepted. The Resort Village of Candle Lake reserves the right to reject any submission it deems inappropriate.

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 Resort Village of Candle Lake.

Contest Dates: Entries must be received no later than 11:59:59 p.m. CST on April 15th, 2023.

Judging: Entries will be juried by an external panel. Winning entries will be selected based on technical skill and merit (composition, clarity, creativity and visual impact) and the ability of the material to capture the essence of Candle Lake during a specific season.

Rights: The Resort Village of Candle Lake reserves full usage rights of all entries in perpetuity, without cost, for use in promotional materials in print and online forms. The Resort Village of Candle Lake reserves the right to showcase photos indefinitely on the website, Facebook and promotional material. The Resort Village of Candle Lake’s rights shall not include the sale of submitted material to other parties or other commercial use. Credits will be provided where possible at the Resort Village of Candle Lake discretion. 

Prizes: Twelve prizes valued at $100 each are available - one prize for for each month of the calendar year - twelve winners total will be selected following the closing date of the contest.  The sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equivalent or greater value if a prize cannot be awarded as described for any reason. 

      Prize Sponsors: 

  • Frangipanis 
  • Candle Lake Market 
  • Candle Lake Home Building Center
  • Romanuik Rock and Dirt
  • Wally's Electric Inc.
  • Pharmasave Candle Lake
  • Candle Lake Golf Resort

Announcement of Winners: Selection of the winners will be made by May 2023. The names of prize winners, along with the winning photography, will be published in the Wave as well as the Resort Village of Candle Lake website and Facebook page.

 The Resort Village of Candle Lake would like to thank everyone for participating!