Get your cameras and phones ready…
Healthy Minds Canada has launched its first ever
We all know that The 6ix is a hive of activity, but we want you to show us where you go to find peace, calm and serenity. It could be your favourite yoga studio, a quiet bench overlooking the water, a trail within one of our many green spaces, or even your go-to coffee shop. Show us by snapping a picture of your zen-zone in Toronto. Add your favourite filter and you are set. HMC will select 10 finalists who will have their image produced and featured in a special exhibit at our annual Silver Dinner fundraising gala taking place on November 2nd at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. The photos will be viewed and bid on by over 400 guests and the photo that results in the highest bid will win a cash prize of $250. Each of the 9 other finalists will also be awarded $25 cash prize.
General Contest Rules
(please see full rules & regulations for complete details):
Entry fee: Free
Submission deadline: Thursday October 13, 2016 at 11:59pm. *Late entries will not be accepted.
Max 10 entries per person
Entrants submitting a photo must be able to provide the original photos in the following format: Uncompressed TIFF or maximum quality JPEG, Grayscale or Colour (RGB). Digital files should be 3600 pixels wide by 2700 pixels tall (or 12” x 9”) at 300 DPI if they are contacted as a finalist.
By submitting a photo, you are agreeing to HMC’s #CalmInThe6ix full rules and regulations and are aware that all photos may be used by HMC for promotional and marketing use. Finalists will be asked to sign a waiver releasing the ownership of their photo to Healthy Minds Canada.
Finalists will be selected by October 18th, 2016 and will be notified by email.
How to Submit
Make sure to include #CalmInThe6ix #PhotoContest when using all social media platforms.
Twitter submissions MUST also include @Healthy_Minds in order for entries to be accepted
Instagram entries MUST also include @healthymindscanada.
Facebook entries MUST be submitted on our #CalmInThe6ix event page.
We would also love to hear the story behind the shot!
#CalmInThe6ix Judging Team
In addition to staff at Healthy Minds Canada, there will be two professional photographers assisting in the judging process:
Helen Gross (aka “H”) is a professional photographer and decor designer originally from Toronto who now calls Muskoka home.
Helen’s first love is nature and wildlife. She has spent countless hours tracking animals, chasing light and waiting patiently for an animal that may or may not appear. She’s also passionate about sports and has spent the last few years travelling in Canada, the U.S. and Europe photographing professional sporting events.
Kerri Torrey loves it when a photograph can make her heart smile. She believes every picture should take you back to that moment or make you feel like you were there. Based in Toronto, with her husband and two children, Kerri enjoys every opportunity to be behind the camera.
Her goal is always to capture the realness and beauty of what’s in front of her lens – families, professionals, events, interiors and more.
She enjoys laughter, poutine and watching her kids NOT fight. A warning: She will usually speak to dogs before she greets their owners and if she told you she flossed every day, she’d be lying.