The 2019 Colwood Calendar Photo Contest has now ended.

Throughout 2019, we put out the call for your best photos of a location in Colwood.

People uploaded photos that highlight the beauty and vibrance of Colwood, ​then scrolled through the photo entries and voted for their favourites.

Check out our winners

See some of the winning photos that have been selected so far.

How we selected winning photos to feature in the calendar

Images were submitted through the Colwood Photo Calendar Contest page. 

The following criteria was taken into account during adjudication:

  • Subject matter: The photo must feature a location within Colwood.

  • Composition, creativity and impact: Featured photos will be clear, balanced, and pleasing to the eye, reflecting beauty, positive energy, interesting view points or intriguing subjects that make people want to visit Colwood.

  • Technical requirements: photographs must be submitted in high resolution digital format of between 300 and 600 dpi. Submitted photos must not be currently held in copyright by any individual or organization and must be previously unpublished work.

  • Eligibility: Professional and non-professional photographers are eligible and welcome to enter. Employees, relatives and representatives of the City of Colwood may participate but are not eligible to win.

  • Judges selections: The City of Colwood shall determine eligibility in its sole and absolute discretion. All decisions made by the judging team are final.

  • Notifying winners: Winners will be contacted by email, with winning photos published at and shared on @CityofColwood facebook, twitter and instagram, and in the annual calendar. Winning photographers may be asked to supplement their submission with an expanded description. 

  • Prizes: Each winner will receive a gift card to a local Colwood business, and one grand prize winner will be featured on the calendar cover page.

  • Prize limit: Each photographer is eligible to win, at most, three entries for this calendar contest. 

  • Rights to images: By entering your image in the Colwood Calendar Photo Contest, you grant the City of Colwood a royalty-free, nonexclusive right, in perpetuity, to use the photograph in print and online City of Colwood non-commercial communications and use your name in connection with the Photo Contest.​

Colwood reserves the right to adjust contest rules and deadline(s) as the result of causes beyond its immediate control.


Questions and inquiries about contest rules can be emailed to Sandra Russell, Colwood Communications Manager at