Living Heritage: Our values, beliefs and ways of life shape our sense of identity, belonging and place, connecting past, present and future.

Photo Contest

Heritage Saskatchewan 2020 Summer Photo Contest

Submissions are now closed. Thank you for your entries! Check out our entry gallery!

Thank you to everyone who entered the photo contest!

Category Winners

Living Heritage

1st Place: Nichole Huck

2nd Place: Isadore Wichihin

Living Heritage (Youth Category)

1st Place: Yurui Qin
2nd Place: Edward Mayoh-Bauche

Bonus Prize: Addison Shyluk

Our Urban Places

1st Place: Nichole Huck
2nd Place: Indrasish Banjeree

Landscape & Nature

1st Place: Lee Miller
2nd Place: Donna Jordan

Bonus Prize: Steven Wang

COVID-19 Culture

1st Place: Julie Worfolk
2nd Place: Nichole Huck

Check out the winners from our 2018 contest!

Contest Categories

Living Heritage: Like our DNA, we inherit our living heritage – those values, beliefs, and ways of living received from past generations that we use to understand the present and make choices for the future. It defines our sense of identity as individuals and our relationships with others, shaping our communities and our quality of life. In this category, we want to see images of what you value and recognize as your living heritage – from the way your grandmother kneads bread, to the symbols embedded in powwow regalia, as two examples! Watch our video about living heritage.

Living Heritage (Youth Category - Submissions from ages 18 and under): As the next generation of heritage stewards, we invite our province’s youth to capture the living heritage that surrounds them. As a young person in Saskatchewan, show us what parts of your living heritage matter to you! Watch our video about living heritage.

Our Urban Places:  Our buildings, infrastructure, and how we interact with the built world are all a part of our heritage. We want to see photographs in this category of streetscapes, buildings, and unique views of town and city life that demonstrate why these places are special to us.

Landscape and Nature: Saskatchewan’s landscape and its nature not only provide beautiful photographic subjects, but also represent an important part of our living heritage. Our climate and geography determine how we live, tell our stories, and anchor us in place. Aim to represent Saskatchewan’s unique and diverse natural assets – from the ways we use and alter our environment to live and work, to the untouched, pristine beauty of our province’s wild places.

COVID-19 Culture: Show us how culture and heritage have played a role during the changes brought by the pandemic, whether in your personal life or in your community. Have you used cultural heritage to help cope with the pandemic? Has COVID-19 created new cultural markers?

Rules & Regulations

Entry Photo Gallery!

Photographs will be juried by a panel of judges. Winning photographs will be selected based on technical skill and photo merit (composition, clarity, creativity and visual impact) and the ability of the images to capture the essence of Saskatchewan's heritage and the category theme. Those images that most effectively represent the heritage of our  province may be used by Heritage Saskatchewan for promotional purposes.
Photographic submissions remain the property of the photographer. Heritage Saskatchewan reserves full usage rights of all entries in perpetuity, without cost, for use in promotional materials in print and online forms. Heritage Saskatchewan reserves the right to showcase photography indefinitely on its website and any promotional material. Heritage Saskatchewan’s rights shall not include the sale of submitted photographs to other parties or other commercial use. Photo credits will be provided at Heritage Saskatchewan’s discretion.

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