The Town of Ponoka is looking for your best photos.
They are launching a summer photo contest in hopes of showing off the community and the people who live in Ponoka.
“With many activities to enjoy during the summer months in our community, we want to celebrate summer, and Ponoka, with this photo contest,” said communications manager Sandra Smith in a release.
“We’re looking for photos of people of all ages enjoying themselves while experiencing all that our community has to offer. We want to celebrate what a great place Ponoka is to live with photos that capture the quality of life that our residents enjoy here.”
Submissions are encouraged to showcase some of the features in Ponoka such as the various parks and playgrounds, the splash park, the Aquaplex and the Battle River valley area. The photo should also show people using these areas. Examples include walking a dog on the trails, a family enjoying a local park or children playing at a neighbourhood playground.
Smith added a reminder that people should maintain physical distancing and adhere to COVID-19 precautions when taking the photos, especially when photographing people not from your own household or cohort.
There will be prizes awarded to the top three photos in the form of gift certificates of $100, $75 and $25 along with a gift bag filled with town promotional items. The certificates can be used toward the use of town recreational facilities like the Aquaplex, racquetball courts or rentals at the arena.
The contest will run until noon on Sept. 30 with judging panel selecting the winners based on the following: the quality of the photo including lighting and composition plus how well it showcases the beauty of Ponoka and it’s people.
The photos will be used to promote Ponoka on its website, social media and for other promotional purposes.
All photos must be high resolution — 500KB or larger — and can be submitted via or dropped at the town office on a USB.
Each entry must be accompanied by a contest form and waivers — one from the entrant giving the town permission to use the photo for future promotional purposes and one from each person in the photo allowing the town to use their image.
All forms are available on the town’s website, though paper copies can be picked up at the town office.
Full contest details are posted on www.ponoka.ca.