Global Water Futures is pleased to announce the first annual Discover Photo Contest. The contest will highlight and promote the Global Water Futures vast program and the numerous research projects within.

Submission Deadline has been EXTENDED to April 10, 2019

Don't hesitate, submit today!

Submit a photo(s) along with the caption and brief description of the activity to Mark Ferguson at m.ferguson@usask.ca

Terms of Reference


This is a yearly photo contest award to be conferred to an individual or a group affiliated with Global Water Futures (GWF) in recognition of her/his/team’s commitment to the promotion of Global Water Futures research.

Expected Outcome:

i) Promotion and communication of research projects

ii) promotion of GWF activities across Canada

Selection Committee To be eligible, participant(s) must be affiliated with GWF or its projects.
Selection Committee:

The four-member committee will be comprised of a representative from each of the four partner universities and will include at least one GWF Young Professional.

Submission Process:

An individual or a group affiliated with GWF can submit a photo(s) along with the caption and brief description of the activity to Mark Ferguson at m.ferguson@usask.ca by March 31, 2019. Multiple entries may be submitted. All submissions (or perhaps a short list)
will be posted on the GWF website for public viewing and to invite comments to inform the judging process. Participants are also required to sign a photo copyright waiver form.

Selection Criteria:

The selection committee will consider the following criteria while assessing
the video contest entries:

1) alignment with GWF themes and goals;

2) the visual impact of photo on science and society;

3) description and

4) creativity.

The photo could be taken by using as simple as smartphones or as complicated as professional cameras. The awards will not be made if no
suitable photo entry is identified.


The winner (individual or team) of this award will receive a certificate and cash credit of $500 that can be used towards professional development activities related to water research. There will be prizes of $300 and $200 for the first and second runners-up, respectively. Awards will be handed out at the GWF Annual Science Meeting and photos will be displayed at the meeting.


Submitted photos remain the property of the participant(s). However, upon submission of a photo, the photo contest entrant(s) grants GWF non-exclusive, transferable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use the submitted material for use in promoting GWF. GWF reserves the right to showcase all winning photos indefinitely on our website, public media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, etc, at conferences, and other U of S websites. GWF rights shall not include the sale of submitted photos to other parties or other commercial use. Photo credits will be provided where possible.