The City of Wetaskiwin encourages residents to snap and share photos of inspiring local scenes for this year’s Earth Day Contest. Denise Falenda was last year’s third place winner with this stunning image.

The City of Wetaskiwin encourages residents to snap and share photos of inspiring local scenes for this year’s Earth Day Contest. Denise Falenda was last year’s third place winner with this stunning image.

Celebrate Earth Day virtually: Enter your spring photos for a chance to win!

Photos can be submitted between April 12 and 25; public voting follows April 26 to May 3

There likely isn’t a time in recent memory that we’ve welcomed the promise of spring more than today.

In honour of spring’s arrival, and Earth Day 2021, the City of Wetaskiwin is encouraging residents to bring out the camera or smartphone to snap and share photos of inspiring local scenes for this year’s Earth Day Contest!

While ongoing public health protocols mean this year’s Earth Day celebrations need to stay physically distanced, the photo contest is a great way to celebrate together – virtually!

Prizes will be awarded to the top three submissions, determined by public vote, including the choice of either a backyard composter or rain barrel for first place, a bee house for second place and a birdhouse for third place. A big thank you to Maude Financial for generously donating the bird and bee house.

This year’s event builds on last year’s popular shutterbug contest in honour of Earth Day’s 50th anniversary. From the first flowers of spring to a great horned owl perched high in its nest to a stunning sunset over By-the-Lake Park, Wetaskiwin-area residents shared all manner of Earth Day-inspired photos last year. (Check out last year contest winners here!)

Earth Day 2021

On the very first Earth Day, April 22, 1970, 20 million people kicked off the modern environmental movement in the United States. The movement went global in 1990, with 200 million people in 141 countries lifting environmental issues onto the world stage.

Today, “Earth Day engages more than 1 billion people every year and has become a major stepping stone along the pathway of engagement around the protection of the planet,” note organizers at earthday.org, working with more than 75,000 partners in 190+ countries to drive positive action for our planet.

Enter your spring photos today!

Wetaskiwin’s Earth Day photo contest is a great way to get involved locally – get outside, enjoy the spring sunshine and share your photos of spring in your community.

  • The contest is open to residents of the City of Wetaskiwin, County of Wetaskiwin, Millet and Maskwacis.
  • Photos can be submitted between April 12 and 25, with public voting following from April 26 to May 3.
  • You may submit more than one photo, but each photo must be different. By submitting a photo, you’re allowing the City of Wetaskiwin to use it for promotional purposes in future contests and on social media.
  • Please respect physical distancing regulations while enjoying the region’s many green spaces. For more information on Alberta restrictions, please click here.

To learn more, visit haveyoursay.wetaskiwin.ca/earth-day-contest-2021

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