Originally scheduled to end on September 25, entrants now have until October 16 to purchase entries (proceeds go to support ACT) and submit their photos. We have all sorts of people who enter our competition, from hobbyists to students and even some of Toronto’s most established photographers. 

For the first time, the SNAP Photo Competition is asking entrants to work to a theme. This has resulted in lower-than-typical entry numbers, but we felt this year was a unique opportunity to ask our artists to capture a distinct moment in time. The theme is Together in Isolation and asks folks to explore ideas and feelings related to current events such as the pandemic, political unrest, the climate crisis and the call to stand up to anti-Black racism through their art. For the full theme and contest rules, click here.

Folks who enter the competition stand to win one of our three fabulous cash prizes:

$2,000 Jim P Shea Award
for Best Overall Submission

$1,000 Rising Star Award of Merit 
(to be awarded to an individual enrolled in a post-secondary Photography or Art-based program)

$1,000 Award of Merit
Winners (printed and framed by Toronto Image Works) and selected works (printed and face mounted by Blacks) will be auctioned of as part of SNAP 2021, likely in an online platform.