2024 Canada: My Country Competition 

Submit by: 
15 March 2024 

The subject is our unique Canadian identity and the beauties of our country. There are five regional themes corresponding to the Atlantic Zone (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island), the Pacific Zone (British Columbia and the Yukon), the Prairie Zone (Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and the Northwest Territory), the Ontario Zone (includes Nunavut Territory) and the Quebec Zone. You may enter your image in any theme, either as a resident or as a visitor, provided your photo is from that zone.  Images will only be accepted if they were captured within the geographical boundaries of Canada.  For this competition, Canadian cemeteries, embassies and military bases outside of Canada will not be accepted.


CAPA offers the following ideas as examples: cultural heritage, geographical uniqueness, historical events or locations, iconic landscapes or cityscapes, rough landscapes, seasonal uniqueness, nature, wildlife specific to Canada and architecture. In addition, symbols of caring, confidence, courage, encouraging or helping others, nurturing, pride, respect, self-sacrifice and trust are also suggested, and finally, nature, wildlife specific to Canada, and architecture.

VCC members submitting images to VCC should be sure to indicate which Zone each photo illustrates.


Images can include wild, feral or domestic animals, and hand of man. All in-camera, on-camera and post-capture processing techniques are allowed, providing all elements were taken by the artist. Sky replacement is allowed, provided the sky used was also taken by the artist. Images must have a photographic origin. Colour, black and white and monochrome are permitted. No digital frames or borders are permitted.

Artificial intelligence renderings generated via text prompt may NOT be used in whole or in part in the creation of a submitted image.

To VCC, no later than March 15, 2024, and to CAPA, no later than April 15, 2024.


  1. Images should be in JPEG format, maximum 1400 pixels on the horizontal x 1050 on the vertical in size

  2. Note: One of the dimensions must be exactly the maximum allowed size (either 1400 or 1050 pixels)

  3. sRGB colour space and have a maximum file size of 1.8 MB

  4. Maximum number of submissions per VCC member is two

  5. Please preserve your image’s RAW formatted files, should CAPA request them.

See CAPA Canada: My Country Competition for More Information



Victoria Camera Club tied for 9th place (out of 49) with the Shuswap Club. The only other BC club to place was Cowichan Valley.  VCC received an Honour Award at 138.5 points.  Congratulations to Alec Lee, Kathryn Delany, Nick Delany, Michelle O'Shea, Christy Grinton (Martin) and Bill Cubitt.  On the Individual side of the Competition, David Clow won the Bronze Medal, and BOTH the Delanys (Nick & Kathryn) won Honour awards. See gallery at right.


Victoria Camera Club tied for 11th place (out of 42 club entries) with 140.0 points. The only B.C. clubs to place were North Shore and Osoyoos who tied at 6th place. Richmond Hill won Gold at 154.5 points, North Shore and Osoyoos scored 142.0 each, so we were not far behind. Four VCC Club members, Daniel Rondeau, Kathryn Delany, Nicholas Delany and Tom Stewart, entered individually, and Daniel Rondeau won an Honour Award with 74 points (out of 90), and also won 2nd Merit, Pacific Theme, for his “The Beached Stump” photo. Daniel’s winning photos are available to the public on the CAPA website: go to capacanada.ca, Competitions, Winners, and choose “Canada: My Country”, “Individual Results. (See the gallery).


The Victoria Camera Club placed 17th out of 35 clubs. (See the gallery).


The images that were originally selected from 2017/18 were submitted for this year with the addition of 2 new images to take the place of two that were withdrawn. We placed 16th this year out of 38 clubs (See the gallery).


Unfortunately in 2018, due to a mix-up regarding the closing date of the competition, we were late with our submission to CAPA, and did not enter.


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