Who May Enter

This contest is open to residents of Canada, except employees and members of CPC Elevate, employees of WOW Sponsors and their immediate families.

About the Contest

Amateur and Professional Photographers are invited to submit their best photos in keeping with the categories of the contest on or before midnight Sunday, April 30th, 2017. Photos will be judged by a panel of professional photographers and three prizes (1st, 2nd and 3rd) will be awarded in each of category (theme) with a grand prize awarded across all categories . Winners will be notified by May 30th, 2017 and winning photos will be displayed on this website and featured online by Photolife Magazine.

Entry Specifications

Photographic quality images must be entered digitally via our online entry form. Colour or black & white digital original or edited images are acceptable. Digital entries must allow for printing in at minimal 8 x 10 print size with a minimal 100DPI.  Hardcopy, photocopied or framed images will not be accepted.

Submit as many entries as you wish in each of the four categories (themes). Entries are $35 each or 3 for $90. For example, if submitting 5 entries, 3 can be submitted for $90 and the two additional entries will be $35.00 each for a total of $160. 

A photo can win only a single prize.  All monies raised from the Worldwide WOW Photo Contest will be donated to the Canadian Women’s Foundation – Women Moving Women Program.

Contestants must affirm that submissions are their original work and must be the copyright holder of the image. Contestants are solely responsible for obtaining model releases for any recognizable individual, if applicable. As such, contestants hold the contest sponsors harmless from any breach of copyright or other law in Canada, the USA and elsewhere and from consequential litigation.

CPC Elevate reserves the right to disqualify an image before, during and after judging. CPC Elevate will retain the use of entries and reserves the right to publish photographs and/or use them in CPC Elevate promotional material & CPC Elevate charity fundraising events only, without compensation to the photographer. CPC Elevate and or prize sponsors assume no liability for any misuse of copyright. The photographer retains all rights to the image outside of CPC Elevate's use to promote future Worldwide WOW & Elevate events and contests.

Who May Enter

This contest is open to all residents of Canada, except employees and members of CPC Elevate, employees of WOW Sponsors and their immediate families.

Contest Judging

Entries will be judged by a panel of professional photographers on the basis of creativity, impact, technical quality and how well they express the theme specified upon entry.  For more information on the judging process, click here.

Contest Schedule

The 2017 Worldwide WOW Photo Contest runs from March 6th 2017 to April 30th, 2017 (midnight) for online electronic entries. Online entries must be fully paid for with a valid credit card or via Paypal before they are considered to be entered in the WOW contest.

Contest Categories

When entering your photograph, you will be asked to specify a “Theme” or category for your photograph.  One of the options below must be selected:

  • Faces Around the World
  • Capture Canada
  • Global Travel
  • Nature


  • An overall "Grand Prize" will be awarded across all 4 categories (themes)
  • A 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prize will be awarded in each category /theme 
  • 10 to 15 “honorable mention” photographs will be named in each category / theme

Worldwide WOW Photo Contest Prizes

Grand Prize Across All 4 Categories

  • $2000.00 Cash Prize sponsored by National Captioning Canada
  •  The winning photo will be featured by Photolife Magazine.

1st Place in Each Category:

2nd Place in Each Category:

3rd Place in Each Category: