Photography Contest

How to Submit

Rails and Tales is running a photography contest for all interested photographers. Prizes will be awarded for the use of the photographs that best portray the significance of Canada’s rail heritage of the past 150 years. See below for contest details.

Deadline: Aug 5, 2017

First Prize: $100 and a cab ride for photographic purposes in Alberta Prairie railway steam locomotive #41.

Second Prize: $75.

Third prize: $50

Winners will be selected by Aug 12, 2017

Rails and Tales 2017 Photo Contest Rules

This contest is open to all photographers (except official Rails and Tales volunteers and staff). Entries are limited to photos taken of the Rails and Tales event between June 28, 2017 and July 5, 2017. The entrant must have taken the photos submitted.
Entrants can submit up to 3 photographs. Photos must represent “Rails and Tales 2017” and can include railway and festival events.

Format: Digital files must be in JPG format, and must be at least 1600 pixels wide (if a horizontal image) or 1600 pixels tall (if a vertical image). It is recommended that digital cameras be set at their “highest” or “best” resolution to ensure the highest quality image possible. We will require the high res photo for reproduction.

Identification: Pictures that are submitted MUST include a description and location of the photo.

Submission of Entries: Winning photographers will grant permission for East Central Alberta Heritage Society and Alberta Prairie Railway to use the photos for promotional and information print and electronic publications. Photo credit will be provided. The use of other submissions will be subject to licencing agreement between the photographer and any entity wishing to use them. Entries must be submitted electronically to

Releases: If the photograph contains person(s) in the photograph, the entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the photograph, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the exhibition and use of the photograph.

Deadline: Entries must be submitted by Aug 5, 2017

Prizes: Best Photo $100 and a cab ride for photographic purposes in Alberta Prairie railway steam locomotive #41. Second prize $75. Third prize $50
Winners will be direct messaged &/or emailed and will be required to supply complete name and mailing address to redeem their prize.

Judging: Winners will be selected by a panel of judges Aug 12, 2017.


How to Submit

Step 1: Choose Photograph

Step 2: Fill out Photography Contest Form

Step 3: Email your Photograph and Entry Form to:
include the subject line: “Photography Contest”




*Rules and dates are subject to changes &/or additions.