Valleys2000 Butterfly Photo Contest

Contest Rules


No purchase necessary. Entries must include details of when and where the photos were taken. The submitted photo must never have been previously published, exhibited publicly, or selected as a winner in any other contest and only amateur photographers are eligible (defined as a person who has never earned more than $1,000 in any year for photography). To enter, fill in the fields and upload your photo at the address below.

[email protected] or Facebook page Valleys 2000- The Valleys of Bowmanville

Include your name, address phone number and email. NOTE: Photos must be submitted by the photographer (or guardian if under the age of 18) or with the photographer’s permission. Prize is awarded to the photographer. Entries without a valid phone number will be disqualified. Illegible entries, reproductions or copyrighted items are ineligible. NOTE: WE WILL NOT CONSIDER LOW-RES IMAGES. Digital files should be at least 5 megapixels, or 2560 x 1950 pixels; image quality setting: high. Colour correction and tonal cast changes are acceptable; photo alterations, such as manipulating the composition, as well as added watermarks or signatures, will result in automatic disqualification. Entries that do not meet technical requirements will be automatically rejected. NOTE: if you’re using a mobile device, ensure your camera is set to the highest resolution possible. (This is the default setting unless you’ve changed it)

By entering the Contest, you represent and warrant to Sponsor that the Photo will not violate the rights of any third parties or any applicable laws. All Photos submitted become the property of the Sponsor and/or its affiliates and by entering this Contest, entrant hereby assigns all right, title and interest, including, without limitation, copyright in the Photo and its underlying elements to Sponsor. Entries not complying with these contest rules will be disqualified.

Contest closes September 7, 2021 at 11:59pm.


1st – $50, 2nd – $35, 3rd – $25 and all honourable mentions $10


Prizes must be accepted as awarded and are not transferable. Should the winner refuse a prize, Valleys2000 is released from any obligation related to the prize. Winners will be notified by phone and/or email though all are welcome to attend the ceremony.


Terms & Conditions


Online entries must be submitted and received by the contest closing date September 7, 2021. To be selected as a winner, entrants must comply with the following conditions: 1) have read and complied with the contest rules; and 2) sign a standard declaration and release form confirming compliance with the contest rules, acceptance of their prize as awarded and releasing the Contest Sponsor directors and agents from any damage or loss that may result from entering this contest. The winner must return the completed form within five business days of photo submission. If the completed form is not returned within the deadline, the selected entrant will be disqualified and another entrant will be selected by the judges from all eligible entries. Entrants of winning photos must consent to the use of their submitted photo entries, names, places of residence, without compensation.


This contest is open to legal residents of Canada

General Conditions

The Contest Sponsors, accept no responsibility for entries lost, misdirected, illegible, incomplete, delayed or destroyed or for the failure or malfunction of any hardware, software or telecommunication component relating to online entries. The Contest Sponsors have the right to terminate or suspend this contest or to modify the contest rules at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.

All entries become the property of the Contest Sponsors, who assume no responsibility for lost, stolen, delayed, damaged or misdirected entries or for any failure of the website during the promotional period, for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by Valleys2000 on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from playing or downloading any material in the promotion. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of this promotion is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, the Contest Sponsors reserve the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.

By entering the contest selected winners agree to comply with these official contest rules and agree to the publication, reproduction, and/or other use of his/her name, voice, statements about the contest, and/or personal photograph or other likeness without further compensation, in any publicity or advertisement carried out by the Sponsor in any manner whatsoever, including print, broadcast, or digital.

Entries are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they are illegible, mechanically reproduced, mutilated, forged, falsified, altered or tampered with in any way. Entrants agree to abide by the Contest Rules and the decisions of the independent judging panel, which are final.

This Contest is not in any manner whatsoever sponsored, endorsed or administered by Facebook or associated with Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to the Sponsor and not to Facebook. The information you provide will be used for the administration of this Contest and in accordance with the Sponsor’s privacy policy (see above).  Facebook is completely released of all liability by each entrant in this Contest.  Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Contest must be directed to the Sponsor and not Facebook.


The decisions of the judging organization are final with respect to all aspects of the contest. The contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws. No correspondence will be entered into except with the selected entrants and individuals requesting a copy of contest rules. The odds of an entry being selected depend on the number and quality of eligible entries received by the contest closing date. All entries, including photographs, become the property of Valleys2000.

The Sponsor will make three (3) attempts to contact the selected entrant by email, telephone, direct message, or other available contact information (using information available at the time of the contest closing) within five (5) days of the contest closing date.  If the selected entrant cannot be contacted within three (3) attempts or five (5) days of the contest close date (whichever occurs first), or there is a return of any notification as undeliverable; then the selected entrant will be disqualified and the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to select an alternate eligible entrant from among the remaining eligible Entries.