2016 Worldwide WOW Photo Contest Is now closed!

CPC Elevate would like to thank this years sponsors including; our cash grand prize sponsor National Captioning Canada, our very generous media sponsors Avenue Magazine, Westjet Magazine and Photolife Magazine, and prize sponsors The Camera Store, London Drugs & Fidelity Investments. In addition, we would like to thank all of you photographers out there who this year's WOW contests and are looking forward to the 2017 contest. All of your help is in support of The Canadian Women's Foundation and we couldn't have done it without you.

This year's contest closed on April 10th, 2017, and judging will occur April 21, 2016. All winners have been notified via email and the winning photographs will be added to our website.  In addition to the cash and gift card prizes, winners will have their photo featured by Photolife Magazine.   

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

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 $70,000 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