Wed, 13 Jul 2022

Conservation Lands Photo Contest

HCTF’s 2022 Conservation Lands Photo Contest is NOW OPEN!

The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation’s Photo Contest is back! This time we are encouraging photographers and BC residents to get out to Conservation Lands across the Province, to enjoy the natural beauty the province has to offer and to send us the images you capture while you are out in nature. If you have a fantastic image of Wildlife, Fish, Landscapes, or People Connecting with Nature snapped from one of BC’s many Conservation Land sites you could win up to $1,000 in Visa Gift Cards.

Photographs must have been taken within the boundaries of HCTF and the Government of British Columbia recognized Conservation Lands area in the province of British Columbia. While we encourage photographers and all nature-minded individuals to explore BC’s Conservation Lands we recommend that you research the Conservation Land you intend to visit beforehand and obey all safety requirements and public access best practices. Conservation Lands are protected and managed for the purposes of conserving important habitat and ecosystem functions and it is important that visitors do their part to maintain these sites for generations to come.

Entries must be submitted via email to by 4:30 PST on October 14th, 2022 and must be submitted in .jpg file format.

Enter A Photo

Prizes include:

Karen Wipond Award (1st Prize): $1,000.00 CAD Visa Gift Card

2nd Prize: $500.00 CAD Visa Gift Card

3rd Prize: $250.00 CAD Visa Gift Card

An individual may enter up to five photos in each category. Photos must have been taken at a recognized Conservation Lands area within the province of British Columbia to be eligible.


In Memory of Karen Wipond

Newly dedicated this year, the 1st prize award in the HCTF Photo contest has been renamed in memory of Karen Wipond.

Karen was a lifelong champion for conservation and, for many years, the lead for the Province of British Columbia’s Conservation Lands Program. While working tirelessly to protect these special places, Karen was also an avid and gifted photographer, taking many stunning photos of the landscapes she so loved. Passionate, articulate, stylish, and hilarious, Karen passed away from cancer in 2020. She is missed but not forgotten by her family, friends, peers and colleagues.

To view some of Karen’s landscape photography see here.