How do You Picture Climate Change?
If you’re noticing changes in biodiversity, your lifestyle, local services or community safety in Northwestern Ontario because of changing weather patterns, enter your photo to our contest to join the conversation about climate change adaptation--and win prizes!
Shoot from your phone or a pro camera—no experience required!
February prizes: $25 gift certificates to local eateries and businesses.
Contest closes March 31, 2017.
Click here to view the gallery of entries received so far.
How it works:
Submit your photos each month in one of three ways: tweet @EcoSuperior, tag #MyChangingClimate, or email gmail%23com|ecosuperior. Include a short description of your image and how it relates to climate change adaptation (see below for example).
Selected photos will be featured in the 2017 April edition of EcoNews, our Facebook page, website and periodic issues of the Chronicle Journal's weekend Outdoors section. Selection criteria includes context and relation to climate change, as well as image quality. Submissions may be featured in promotional material including our website, Facebook page, and our bi-annual EcoNews. See full details under Submission Guidelines.
Above: A Whiskeyjack snacking on an ant in October. With the climate change, temperatures are warmer allowing us to camp later into the fall (October) and while camping insects that should be dormant are still available for the birds to eat."
(Photo by Leanna Wasky)
Above: "What a difference a day makes! November 18th vs. 19th, 2016." Photo by Rachel Globensky.
Climate Change in the Region
Here are some categories that can help you generate ideas for submissions:
Natural Environment & Biodiversity: Are you noticing changes in natural environment and biodiversity? Are certain plants, insects, fish, birds or animals thriving while others are disappearing because of changes in weather patterns?
Lifestyle and Culture: Is your lifestyle and culture affected by changes in weather patterns? Are you able to enjoy doing new things while other activities are just not the same?
Community Health & Safety: Have you or someone you know experienced health or safety problems as a result of heat waves, cold snaps, freezing rain, drought, or extreme wind, hail, rain, and snow storms?
Local Economy and Infrastructure: What kind of opportunities and challenges are affecting local services and the local economy?
Photos taken after December 31, 2014 are eligible. Monthly prizes are limited to one per participant each month, but multiple submissions from the same participant are welcome at any time.
Contest is open to Canadian residents within the Lake Superior Basin (Thunder Bay to Sault Ste Marie).
By submitting your entry, you hereby grant EcoSuperior Environmental Programs and EarthCare Thunder Bay permission to use your photograph(s) in any and all of its publications and/or website, and in any or all other media, whether now known or hereafter existing, controlled by EcoSuperior Environmental Programs and EarthCare Thunder Bay. Credit will be given to the photographer in all material.
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