Over the last few years, ArcticNet has been gathering photographs of Arctic scenery, people, flora, fauna and fieldwork captured as part of a variety of ArcticNet related activities in Canada and beyond. Many Arctic researchers and their collaborators are talented photographers visiting and studying some of the most remote and pristine environments on our planet. A selection of these great photos can be viewed on ArcticNet's Polar Photography gallery that also welcomes photos from Antarctica.

The main purpose of the 2015 ArcticNet Photo Contest is to encourage ArcticNet members, partners and international collaborators to bring their great photos of the changing Arctic, its peoples, communities, landscapes, wildlife and research activities out in the open and to share them with the world.

The deadline for submitting photos is Friday, 30 October 2015. Eligibility criteria and submission details for the contest are available here. Over $1000 in cash prizes will be awarded. Winners will be announced and photos showcased at ArcticNet’s Annual Scientific Meeting in Vancouver in December 2015.

With its growing collection of stunning images, the Polar Photography gallery is quickly becoming an increasingly popular source of Arctic and Antarctic photos with media, education outlets and other research programs. In recent years, these photos have been featured in dozens of prominent national (The Gazette, Ottawa Life, Globe and Mail, UpHere, Above & Beyond, Canadian Geographic…) and international (Time Magazine, GEO Magazine, Washington Post, Le Monde, Al Jazeera…) print and electronic media publications. Photographers retain exclusive copyright of their photographs and receive forty percent of the revenues resulting from the use of their photos by third parties.

Although the submission deadline is Friday, 30 October 2015, participants are encouraged to submit photos as soon as possible as they may be selected for publication in the ArcticNet 2014-2015 Annual Report.