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Oakville Winter Photo Challenge

Oakville Winter Photo Challenge

Are you a photography enthusiast looking for a new challenge this winter? Look no further than the Oakville Winter Photo Challenge!

This month, Visit Oakville is inviting photographers of all levels to capture the beauty of our town during the winter months. Whether it’s the stunning ice formations on Lake Ontario or the cozy charm of our downtown shops, there’s no shortage of inspiration.

To participate, simply snap your best winter photos of Oakville and post them on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #OakvilleWinterChallenge. You can also submit your photos through the Visit Oakville website.

At the end of the month, a panel of judges will select the top three photos, each of which will win a prize package.

But the fun doesn’t stop there. All of the submitted photos will be featured in a digital gallery on the Visit Oakville website, giving photographers the opportunity to share their work with a wider audience.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your camera and head out to capture the essence of Oakville in the winter.


  • Nature: Capture the beauty of Oakville’s parks and natural areas in the winter.
  • People: Showcase the diverse people of Oakville and the activities they enjoy during the winter.
  • Architecture: Highlight Oakville’s unique architecture and design, from heritage buildings to modern structures.


  • 1st Place: $200 Downtown Oakville gift card

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
  • Composition
  • Technical skill
  • Relevance to the theme of Oakville in winter


  • January 4th: Contest begins
  • January 31st: Contest ends
  • Early February: Winners announced

Oakville: A Winter Wonderland

Oakville is a town that truly comes to life in the winter. From the frozen shores of Lake Ontario to the cozy streets of our downtown, there’s no shortage of beautiful and unique winter scenes to capture.

One of the most popular areas for winter photography in Oakville is the waterfront. The lake and surrounding parks offer a variety of ice formations, snow-covered landscapes, and winter wildlife to photograph. The Oakville Harbour is also a popular spot, as the frozen water and ice sculptures create a picturesque setting.

But Oakville’s winter beauty is not limited to the waterfront. Our downtown is also a great place to capture the charm and character of the town in the winter. From the festive holiday lights and decorations to the bustling crowds of shoppers and skaters, there’s always something interesting to photograph.

Beyond the traditional landscapes and cityscapes, Oakville also offers a diverse range of people and activities to photograph during the winter. From ice-fishing and skiing to ice-skating and snowshoeing, there are endless opportunities to capture the fun and excitement of winter in Oakville.

To truly capture the essence of Oakville in the winter, it’s important to pay attention to light and composition. The soft, warm light of sunrise and sunset can add a magical

Submit Your Photos

To submit your photos for the Oakville Winter Photo Challenge, use the hashtags #OakvilleWinterChallenge on Instagram or Twitter, or submit through the Visit Oakville website.

So don’t wait, start snapping and good luck!

The Oakville Winter Photo Challenge is a great opportunity for photographers of all levels to showcase their skills and share their work with the community. With prizes and a chance to have your photos featured on the Visit Oakville website, it’s definitely worth participating. Don’t miss out on this chance to capture the beauty of Oakville in the winter.

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