Co-op Photo Contest

photo contest
The Co-op Photo Contest accepts submissions every summer from May to August—we want to see what you've been up to!

A picture is worth $500! 

It's that time of year again! Time to show the world your co-op experience AND maybe win some prize money!

The annual Co-op Photo Contest runs from May 1 - August 22, 2019. Whether you worked in an office, a lab or the great outdoors, we want to see pics of you in action on your co-op work term! Check out the 2018 winners to see sample shots!

Cash prizes for the top three entries:

  • Grand prize – $500
  • Runner-up – $250
  • Third place – $100

How to enter the contest

By submitting your photo(s) to the Photo Contest, you:

  • Acknowledge that you have read, understood and accept these complete terms and conditions (see the PDF version of the terms and conditions).
  • Understand that the University of Victoria may use your photos for educational or promotional purposes. This means that your photo may appear on a UVic website, in a publication or in other promotional material.
  • Confirm that your entry follows the contest rules and you have obtained the necessary photo permissions as applicable.

Submit your photos now!

Criteria and voting

Judging criteria for Top 10 photos

When the contest closes, a panel of Co-op and Career judges will choose the top 10 photos according to the following criteria:

  • Technical quality of photo (photo is high-resolution, well-lit and in focus)
  • Composition (subject is framed well; strong placement and angle)
  • Visual interest (use of colour, originality, creativity; humour is welcome but optional)
  • Representation of work term (photo directly relates to your work term)
  • Adherence to contest rules (see rules in next section)

Final voting for three winners

Final voting to determine the three winners will take place in September. A like is a vote in our Facebook gallery. All members of the public, students, staff and faculty are welcome to cast a vote.

When voting is closed, we’ll tally the votes, determine the top three entries and contact the winners!

The submissions so far!