The Toronto International Boat Show is once again calling for entries from Canadians coast to coast who are taking to the water in droves this summer. The 2nd annual I Love Boating photo contest has begun!
Boating enthusiasts are invited to upload up to 10 of their favourite digital photographs to be considered for three grand prizes, each including a Pentax WG-3 GPS Adventure Proof Digital Camera and a $500 shopping spree at the boat show, January 11 to 19, 2014. Ten honourable mention winners will each win a $100 shopping spree.
“When we first launched our I Love Boating photo contest in summer 2012, well over 1,000 diverse and compelling images flooded our contest photo gallery on, says Boat Show Manager Cynthia Hare.  If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then 1,000 pictures speaks volumes about why recreational boating is so popular in Canada that 38% of Canadians – that’s 10.5 million of us go boating each year.
With so many enthusiastic boaters and photographers out there, it was difficult for judges to select winners, says Hare. But they embraced the challenge, and the judges’ top picks ranged from a wave-hopping wakeboarder’s self-portrait to the artistic stillness of a sleeping marina captured with long-release photography and an impish, water-winged toddler enjoying fun in the lake.
 “We had to select 13 winners, but each image sharing precious times spent with family and friends on Canada’s waterways and beyond, is a winner!
CLICK HERE to review Contest Rules and Regulations and browse the 2013 I Love Boating Photo Contest Gallery.
Contest starts at 12 am EST, May 18, 2013, and ends at 11:59 pm EST, September 30, 2013. To enter and to be eligible to win, an individual must be a legal resident of Canada (excluding Quebec) and be over the age of majority in his/her province or territory of residence. Entrant must be the owner of his/her photo; and all entries become the property of the sponsor. Digital entries only; a maximum of 10 entries per participant. Three grand prizes of a Pentax WG-3 GPS Adventure Proof Digital Camera and a $500 shopping spree at the Toronto Boat Show, January 11 to 19, 2014; plus a $100 shopping spree for each of 10 honourable mention winners.