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The 2017 ESAA Photo Contest is now open! 


The Environmental Services Association of Alberta (ESAA) invites its members to enter its 2017 ESAA Photo Contest! You must read the following rules, terms and conditions prior to entering.


Entries will be judged on technical skill and creativity. Entries should include:

  1. Up to three photo entries per member organization
  2. Photographer’s name and member organization
  3. Brief description of the photo (what it portrays, intent)
  4. No visible logos in the photo
  5. No identifiable people in the photo

Note: By submitting the photo, the submitter of the photo warrants that he or she is the holder of any and all intellectual property and related rights associated with the photo and, in exchange for participation in this contest, allows ESAA the right to use the submitted photo for any purpose, including future marketing materials.

The ESAA Photo Contest is open to member organizations ONLY unless entered into the non-member category (see below). Each member organization is allowed to submit up to THREE photos taken by an employee of the organization. Organizations with additional entries will be disqualified.

NEW THIS YEAR! There is now a special category for non-members. This portion of the contest is open to all novice photographers that would like to participate but are not ESAA members. The non-member category will be judged against other non-members photos and will not be included in the member category of the contest. The winner is not eligible for the prize of a canvas photo of their print but will be acknowledged on social media and at RemTech 2017. Non-members are only allowed to submit ONE photo per person.


The subject for this year’s photo contest is “Iconic Canadian Landscapes. Canada will be celebrating its 150th birthday this year and we would like to highlight the beauty of Canada’s landscapes. Applicants are encouraged to submit photos that display Canada’s scenic vistas with emphasis on iconic locations.

Entries will be disqualified that include distinguishable people, locations, logos or images that have been heavily manipulated. It is acceptable to adjust images to achieve color balance that reflects the scene as you observed it. Cropping is also acceptable. ESAA has the right to disqualify any image which it feels has been overly altered.

Photo captions must accompany all submissions, and should include the subject of the image, the location the image was taken, and the name of the photographer(s) and the photographer(s) affiliation with the member organization (unless in the non-member category).

HOW TO ENTER – Submission Deadline August 11th, 2017

All images must be submitted through our photo submission website:

Login: photo

Password: contest

Complete all the required fields including your name (submitter), photographer’s name, location and the subject of the photo. Photos that are submitted via email or mail will not be accepted.


Finalists will be selected by ESAA staff. From the selected finalists, three winners (First, Second and Third) will be selected via online voting by members. All three winning organizations will receive a canvas print of their photo and their photo will be displayed at RemTech 2017. Additional copies will be made and auctioned off at RemTech 2017 with all proceeds going to charity.


Online entries can be uploaded starting on March 17th, 2017. Deadline for submitting entries is August 11, 2017. Finalists will be announced in late August. Member voting will begin after the finalists are announced and will end no later than mid-September.  The winners will be announced in early October 2017.


Questions and inquiries can be emailed to

Check out our 2016 winners!

1st Place – Chris McCue – McCue Engineering Contractors


2nd Place – Danielle Hee – Millennium EMS Solutions Inc.


3rd Place – Michael Walker – Ballast Environmental Consulting Ltd.


 Thank you to everyone who entered the 2016 contest.