Photo Contest

Published: May 09, 2017

The Edson & District Public Library is hosting a photo contest. The winning photo will be featured on our new website. Submit a photo that you think best represents Edson and or Yellowhead County. It can be an event, location, nature and or wildlife. Be creative!

Contest Guidelines

All photographs must be high resolution and submitted electronically or via flash drive in a .JPEG .jpg or .png format. Entries should include metadata if possible. Caption information should include, but is not limited to:

  • Location
  • Name of photographer
  • Detailed caption of the subject matter


Previously published materials for which non-exclusive rights were granted may be entered as long as you maintain he right to grant us licence. You must be able to disclose when and where the photo appeared previously upon request.

If you choose to include people in your photo submission, you are responsible for obtaining the necessary releases from the individuals depicted, and must be able to provide copies of those releases to the Edson & District Public Library upon request.

The following submissions are ineligible:

  • Photos that violate or infringe upon another person’s rights, including but not limited to copyright.
  • Photos that contain sexually explicit, nude, obscene, violent or other objectionable or inappropriate content.
  • Images that involve the wilful harassment of wildlife, or damage to the environment by the photographer.
  • Images that involve putting any individual or animal in danger.
  • The Edson & District Public Library shall determine entry eligibility in its sole and absolute discretion.


Preliminary judging will be based on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact, artistic merit, and subject matter relevance to Edson, AB and or Yellowhead County.

Final judging will then be conducted by public vote. Members of the community will get to vote for their favourite photo via The Edson & District Public Library’s Facebook page as well as in person at the library/ The photo with the most votes will win the contest.


If you submit a photograph to enter the photo contest, you grant the Edson & District Public Library a royalty-free nonexclusive right during the contest to:

  • Display the photograph on the Edson & District Public Library website
  • Allow third-parties to share the photograph on the following social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.
  • If your photograph is formally honored by the competition as a winter or an honorable mention, you grant the Edson & District Public Library a royalty-free, nonexclusive right, in perpetuity, to:
    • Use the photograph on the internet and in social media in support of The Edson & District Public Library.
    • Use the photograph in The Edson & District Public Library‘s internal and external communications materials including but not limited to websites and web publications, fact sheets, fund raising publications, advertising, multimedia, presentations and membership services.
    • Use, in connection with the photo contest, your name and city of residence in promotions and other publications.   
    • Retain a digital copy of your photograph that will be archived in The Edson & District Public Library photo library and accessible to Library staff via the Library’s internal server.

The Edson & District Public Library will endeavor to credit all photographs with the caption “Person’s Name” when the full name is available.