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BoatON Photo Contest

BoatON Photo Contest - Rules & Regulations 2022

Looks like it’s going to be a hot one!  Boating Ontario is encouraging you to BoatON & enjoy Ontario’s Waterways!

Share your summer boating adventure photos as we prepare to update the Boating Ontario Directory with new & fresh photos from the 13 different Ontario Waterway regions.

BoatON contest Wave 1 begins July 1st, 2022 and ends August 2, 2022 at 11:59pm.

BoatON contest Wave 2 begins August 12th , 2022 and ends September 6, 2022 at 11:59pm.

By submitting an entry, each contestant agrees to the rules of the contest and states that he or she is 18 years old or older.

Contest Categories:

Please select a category when submitting an entry to the photo contest.  Entries will be considered from the following categories:

  1. Making memories - Enjoying day in the sun, riding a wave, favourite spot, pic with pet etc
  2. Show us how you Clean, Drain, Dry your boat
  3. Safety is Simple - Show us one of your ways of staying safe on the water

Submit as many photos as you want for any category.  In each wave, 1 prize will be awarded in each category. A person can only win the prize in one (1) category.


Seven prizes will be awarded, as follows:

One (1) Grand Prize (selected from winners of Wave 1 & 2): $1000 credit toward any Boating Ontario member business

Three (3) - Wave 1 Winners: Photo submissions July 1st – August 2nd, 2022

Three (3) - Wave 2 Winners: Photo submissions August 12, 2022 – September 6, 2022

The winners of each category will receive $300 credit
toward any Boating Ontario member business.


In your submission, please identify which region your photo was taken:

1.           St Lawrence & 1000 Islands

2.           Rideau & Ottawa Rivers

3.           Lake Ontario

4.           Trent Severn- Lake Ontario to Lake Simcoe

5.           Trent Severn- Lake Simcoe to Georgian Bay

6.           Muskoka & Haliburton Highlands

7.           Georgian Bay

8.           Lake Huron

9.           Lake St Clair & Detroit River

10.         Lake Erie

11.         North Eastern Ontario

12.         North Channel

13.         Lake Superior

Your submitted photos may be used in our Directory, on our website, social media channels or in other promotional material.

Thank you in advance to those who submit photos; while not all submissions may be used, we greatly appreciate the participation! (Please note, photos can not be submitted via social media but feel free to share them in our posts, and we do encourage you to tag Boating Ontario & #BoatON in your posts!)

Please note that by submitting images to this contest you will be granting consent to the Boating Ontario Association to use your photos in any future promotions and materials.

Agreement: These rules govern both waves of the 2022 Boating Ontario BoatON Contest. By participating in the contest and submitting a photo(s), all entrants agree to the giveaway rules and regulations.  All entrants of each wave will have the chance to win a $300 credit toward a Boating Ontario member business.  The three (3) Winners of each wave will be eligible to win the grand prize, a credit of $1000 towards a Boating Ontario member business. No purchase necessary. Boating Ontario has the right to adjust or shut down the giveaway at any given time.

Sponsor: This giveaway is sponsored by Boating Ontario. Facebook is not associated with this giveaway.

Giveaway Dates: The photo challenge will begin at 6am EST on July 1st , 2022, and will end at 11:59pm EST on September 6th, 2022. No applications will be accepted past this date.

Photo Requirements: Photos must be in colour, JPEG, high resolution (preferably at least 6” wide and 300 dpi). Other sizes may be used for other promotional material. In your submission, please include the following:

  • The region the photo was taken
  • The category for the photo submission
  • Your name (so credit can be given)
  • Contact information (phone number, email)

Contest Details: No purchase necessary. Boating Ontario has the right to adjust or shut down the giveaway at any given time. The winners will be notified by email or phone and must provide the name of the Boating Ontario member business they wish to use their prize at. Any incidental expenses or costs not specifically listed as part of the prize are the sole responsibility of the winner and not the sponsor. The randomly chosen entrants will be asked a skill testing question and a correct answer will be required for the entrant to win the giveaway. Following the correct answer to the question by the entrant, Boating Ontario will contact the chosen business to notify that business of the credit in the winner’s name, to be covered by the Boating Ontario Association. 

Ownership: Entrants retain the copyright to their photographs and photo descriptions. By entering the contest, you grant the sponsor a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicensable and transferable license to print, publish, use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, and display your photograph and photo description in connection with the sponsor’s (and its successor’s) business, including without limitation in any media formats and through any media channels, including social media; and the right, but not the obligation, to use the entrant’s personal information including, without limitation, the entrant’s name and geographical location in connection with broadcast, print, online, promotional, or other use or publication of photos submitted by the entrant in the Contest.

Eligibility: To enter and have a chance to win the giveaway, entrants must be legal residents of Ontario and be over the age of majority in Ontario. Employees and immediate family members of current Boating Ontario Association members will be excluded from entering the giveaway and are ineligible. A skill testing question will be asked when applicants are chosen, which must be answered correctly for the applicant to receive the giveaway, after having been chosen in a random draw. To be eligible, the photo must be the entrant’s original photo and may not have been entered in any other contest, won any other prize, or published in any other medium. The potential winner will be contacted by telephone or email by a Boating Ontario representative and must reply in 48 hours to maintain eligibility. If the potential winner fails to respond after attempted contact, they will be disqualified.

Privacy: By participating, each participant is granting Boating Ontario permission to use his/her name to give credit for the picture.

Other: The prizes are not convertible to cash. Boating Ontario reserves the right to substitute any prize with a prize of equal or greater value. All prizes are awarded as is and no guarantees or warranties are implied. Boating Ontario is not responsible for lost, late or stolen entries.



Thank you for participating in our BoatON Contest!