#CEDLooksLikeThis Photo Contest

May 2, 2022

New deadline: June 9!

The launch of CCEDNet’s new website is just around the corner, and we couldn’t be more excited! The site will go live in May, and then we’ll formally launch it at our Annual General Meeting on June 9.

One thing you may have noticed about our current website is that the photos we use are, well, somewhat *vintage.* So, the new site is also an opportunity to update our collection of images – we want to showcase the contemporary CED sector in all of its vibrant diversity.  

Here’s where you come in. To build our new collection of images, we’re launching the #CEDLooksLikeThis photo contest. Send us your photos from the front lines of CED! Show us what you and your team look like in action, and show us the impact you’re creating in your communities. Show us what CED looks like. 

To sweeten the deal, we’re offering prizes from beampaints, a natural paint-making enterprise in M’Chigeeng First Nation on Manitoulin Island/ Mnidoo Mnising. The grand prize is a shell gift set – a collection of handmade paints that comes bundled with a paintbrush, an abalone shell, and some sage. Three runners up will receive Mini Birch Cookie gift sets, which include handmade paints, a birch palette, a paintbrush, handmade paper, and a reusable cotton bag. 

Throughout the contest, we’ll also share some of the photo submissions we receive on our social media feeds, using the #CEDLooksLikeThis hashtag. If we share your photo on social media, we’ll tag you and include a description of your work, too. Hopefully this helps drive visibility for the wonderful CED work that our sector is doing. 

Submissions must be received by midnight Pacific Time on June 9, 2022. You don’t need to be a CCEDNet member to participate. 

Enter the #CEDLooksLikeThis Photo Contest

Contest Rules

Term: The #CEDLooksLikeThis Photo Contest begins on May 2, 2022 and ends on June 9, 2022. By submitting an entry, each contestant agrees to the rules of the contest and states that they are 18 years old or older. Also, the person providing the photos attests that they are the copyright owner and that they are legally permitted to authorize others to use the copyright, and that anyone appearing in the photo has duly authorized their appearance to the owner / copyright holder.

Entry deadline: All entries must be received on June 9, 2022 by 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

Who may enter: The #CEDLooksLikeThis Photo Contest is open to anyone doing community economic development work within the territory called Canada. The contestant certifies that they are the sole creator and copyright owner of the submitted photograph.

Judging: Photo entries will be judged based on creativity, quality, originality, responsiveness to the prompt and overall impact. CCEDNet will determine winners’ eligibility in its sole discretion and will notify winners via the contact information provided at the time of entry. CCEDNet may disqualify anyone who fails to respond to the notification within five business days. In the event of a dispute regarding the winners, CCEDNet reserves the right to award or not award the prizes in its sole discretion. Decisions of CCEDNet are final and binding.


  • Grand Prize: A shell gift set from beampaints. 
  • 3 Runner Up Prizes: Mini Birch Cookie gift sets. 

Should CCEDNet be unable to purchase these gift sets for whatever reason, CCEDNet reserves the right to replace these prizes with similar beampaints gift sets at its own discretion. 

Photo Usage: By entering the contest, you grant CCEDNet royalty-free, world-wide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to publicly display, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or later developed, for any purpose, including, but not limited to:

  • The CCEDNet website
  • External and internal publications (reports, presentations, press releases, briefing notes, articles, newsletter, emails, etc.)
  • Social Media

Photo Credit: Any photograph reproduced will include a photographer credit as feasible. CCEDNet will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such uses.

Photograph requirements: High resolution images are preferred, and photos should be smaller than 5 MB. Please upload images with the original pixel size (unless cropped). Do not scale and do not change the resolution.

Contest Rules: CCEDNet reserves the right to cancel the contest or modify these rules at its discretion. 

Enter the #CEDLooksLikeThis Photo Contest