Photo Contest - ArcticNet

2018 ArcticNet Photo Contest

In addition to conducting high level Arctic research, ArcticNet researchers, students, managers and partners have been remarkably successful in sharing their scientific adventures to understand the impacts of Arctic climate change with the general public and other stakeholders. The stunning photos collected as part of ArcticNet related activities are an essential element of our outreach efforts.

In recent years, ArcticNet photos have been featured in dozens of prominent national (Gazette, Ottawa Life, Globe and Mail, UpHere, Above & Beyond, Canadian Geographic) and international (Time Magazine, GEO Magazine, Washington Post, Le Monde, Al Jazeera) print and electronic media publications. Our photos have also illustrated numerous policy relevant documents (Canada's Northern Strategy, Canadian Polar Commission reports, AANDC reports).

Internally, ArcticNet photos are used to visually enhance ArcticNet's communication material such as the Annual Report, display booths and public presentations.

ArcticNet’s annual photo contest is an opportunity to share your dynamic and eye-catching photos of the Canadian Arctic, its people, communities, landscapes, wildlife and research activities. Over $1000 in cash prizes are awarded at ArcticNet's annual scientific meeting in December.

We would like to congratulate the winners of the 2018 ArcticNet Photo Contest.


First Place: $500

Robert Izett

Ellesmere Island / Northern Baffin Bay, 27 August, 2018

Time to Reflect

Second Place: $350

Sébastien Descamps

Norwegian Arctic

Close up of a walrus in Svalbard.

Third Place: $250

Kyle Ritchie

This photo was taken on a very unpleasant field day in Wapusk National Park. The red fox popped out of it’s den and gave us some scathing looks because it was so windy. Around this time our data sheets were blowing across the tundra.

Honourable Mention: $150

Emilie Bouchard

Inukjuak, Nunavik QC, 05 July, 2018

While taking a walk on a blizzardy day on the edge of town, we came across this pack of dogs, feeling completely at ease despite the harsh weather.

Honourable Mention: $150

Sandra Angers-Blondin

Qikiqtaruk-Herschel Island, YK, 25 July, 2018

Life around the ice: on Qikiqtaruk-Herschel Island, tent shelters made of driftwood on a spit of sand provide restful nights full of the sounds of the Arctic. / Sur Qikiqtaruk-Herschel Island, des abris pour tentes faits de bois flotté promettent au visiteur des nuits confortables, entourés des bruits de la toundra.

Honourable Mention: $150

Kasey Ryan

Cumberland Sound, NU, 08 August, 2018

Bowhead whale showing tail slapping behavior

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