2017 Worldwide WOW Photo Contest Opens March 6th, 2017!

CPC Elevate would like to thank our returning 2017 WOW sponsors including our cash grand prize sponsors National Captioning Canada and Fidelity Investments, our very generous media sponsor Photolife Magazine, and our prize sponsor The Camera Store. We are getting ready to launch this year's contest on March 6th, 2017 open to amateur and professional Canadian Photographers in support of The Canadian Women's Foundation so stay tuned for details!

The 2017 Worldwide WOW Photo Contest marks our 10th year supporting women and children in need through our annual photography event. We are proud of how far we've come.  Elevate has donated over $90,000 to the Canadian Women's Foundation directly from proceeds of the WOW photo contest.  Over the last 10 years, the WOW contest and its associated events have donated almost $250,000 to other local and national charities supporting organizations focused on elevating those in need.  Elevate's mission has always been to: 

"To help motivated low income families break the cycle of poverty by providing support in their journey to long-term self-sufficiency."

and with help from you, Canadian photographers, we've made a difference.  

 This year's contest opens on March 6th and closes on April 30th, 2017.  Judging by our panel of professional photographers will take place in the first few weeks of May and winners will be notified via email before the end of May.

For more contest details, please review the Rules & Regulations, Prizes and Judging Process.

Be sure to check back after March 6th to enter ONLINE!

About the Canadian Progress Club

The Canadian Progress Club is a dynamic fellowship of charitable-minded Canadians who are passionate and committed to strengthening our communities through hands-on service and fundraising, to benefit those in need. As part of the Canadian Progress Club, Elevate was created by a group of Calgary women committed to strong community involvement and dedicated to empowering people.

Since 2011, Elevate and the Worldwide WOW Photo Contest have donated over $90,000 to The Canadian Women's Foundation.  Since 2008, Elevate and WOW events have donated over $180,000 to charities including Aspen Agencies, The Willow Park Vintage Fund and other charitable groups supporting Women and Children in Canada.

Alberta Charitable registration number: #5249497

Elevate's signature event the Worldwide WOW Photo Exposition is coming into its 9th year and is in support of the The Canadian Women’s Foundation: Women moving Women.  All proceeds from the Worldwide WOW Photo Contest will be donated to The Canadian Women's Foundation.

The Canadian Women’s Foundation is Canada’s public foundation for women and girls. We empower women and girls in Canada to move out of violence, out of poverty and into confidence. Since 1991, we’ve raised money and invested in over 1,300 community programs across Canada, and are now one of the ten largest women’s foundations in the world. We take a positive approach to address root causes of the most critical issues facing women and girls. We study and share the best ways to create long-term change and bring community organizations together for training and to learn from each other. We carefully select and fund the programs with the strongest outcomes and regularly evaluate their work. We have a special focus on building a community of women helping other women. Helping women creates safer families and communities, and a more prosperous society for all of us. We invest in the strength of women and the dreams of girls. For more information please visit


Presentation to The Canadian Women's Foundation for the 2015 Contest Funds

Presentation to The Canadian Women's Foundation for the 2015 Contest Funds