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Châteauguay… what a story! photo contest

In collaboration with Maison LePailleur, the City is offering amateur and professional photographers the opportunity to showcase their love for their city and its beauty through a photo contest and outdoor exhibit. In addition, the “City Employees” category is back this year.

We are looking for photographs which illustrate the history of the city, showcase local people or breathtaking landscapes and places. The contest is first and foremost an exceptional platform to make your citizen voice be heard and share your experience and point of view.

The exhibition will be set up outside the old Maison Gravel to be displayed for the Journées de la culture and will continue until the end of November.  In addition, prizes will be awarded to three (3) outstanding photographers.

For any questions, contact Stéphane Beauregard at 450 698-3875

The contest is now over. See you next year!

  • The 7th edition of the contest brought together several photographers from the region in order to reward the most beautiful pictures of Châteauguay by presenting the history of the city, the people from the region or by revealing breathtaking landscapes and sites.


    Winners of the seventh edition

    1st prize

    Joëlle Emond with Carried by the Water

    2nd prize

    Paul Moore with The sun pours down like honey

    3rd prize

    Carl De la Ronde with Contemplation at Île Saint-Bernard

    Jury’s favorite

    Eric Brophy with Promises

    Category: Employee of the Ville de Châteauguay

    Angella Said with Winter Glow

  • The 6th edition of the contest was held in 2021 under the theme “50 parks, 50 visions”, which was intended to tie in with the major revitalization work taking place in several of the city’s parks in the spring of 2021.  This year, participants focused on parks located near the waterfront.


    Winners of the sixth edition

    1st prize

    Dennis McFern with Misty sunrise overlooking Parc de la Commune

    2nd prize

    Joseph Letendre with L’escalier vers l’inconnu

    3rd prize

    Émilie Lauzon with Promenades avec vue

    Jury’s favorite

    Sacha Haineault with Un géant dans la quiétude

  • The 5th edition, which was held in 2020, under the theme “Vu de la rivière”, aimed to obtain not a contemplative “view” of the rivière Châteauguay from the banks, but to reverse the process and observe the city from the waterway. With the summer opening of the Centre nautique et de la Pointe nautique,, it was a great opportunity to appropriate the river by using this unique place to offer a new vision of the city.


    Winners of the fifth edition

    1st prize

    Joseph Letendre with La rivière du temps

    2nd prize

    Mathias Gauthier with Grande Aigrette

    3rd prize

    Michèle Lévesque Desbiens with D’une rive à l’autre

    Jury’s favorite #1

    José Napuri with Châteauguay, mon bonheur

    Jury’s favorite #2

    Martin Cienki with Parmi les oies


Contest rules 

  • The “Châteauguay… what a story!” photo contest is open to all Châteauguay residents as well as employees of Ville de Châteauguay. This contest is for all photography lovers, whether you’re an amateur, professional or semi-professional. Participants aged 18 and under at the time of the exhibition must obtain the consent of a parent or legal guardian.

    Contest organizers, jury members and their immediate family members may not enter the contest.

  • Participants can submit at most two (2) colour or black and white photographs. The photographs and the registration form should be submitted online only no later than Friday, August 5.

    The City cannot be held liable for lost, incomplete, late or misdirected entries or any other problem when submitting an online application. The City also reserves the right to refuse entries if it has reason to believe that the submitted forms contain false statements.

  • Photographs must be sent electronically in high-resolution JPEG format (300 dpi, 5 megapixels minimum). Photograph size should be 8 x 10.  Submitted files should not exceed 20 Mo. Files must be clearly identified stating the title of the work and the artist’s name.

    (e.g.: stonehouse_tremblay.jpg)

  • Photographs must be sent with a narrative text, as stated in the registration form, explaining the picture (150 words maximum). Any photograph not attaching a narrative text will not be considered. Narrative texts will not be judged but will be displayed in the exhibition and may be edited.

  • A limited number of pictures will be selected for the exhibition.

    Selected photographs may be subject to format changes to meet layout requirements.

  • The winning photographs will be selected by a jury composed of one representative of Ville de Châteauguay, one representative of the Maison LePailleur and one professional artist.

    The photographs will be judged based on the following criteria: framing, technical quality, relevance of the subject, originality and overall appreciation. Photographs taken in a recognizable place in Châteauguay will be given special attention by the jury.

    The jury wishes to receive recent photographs, without any watermark or mark of any kind. The winners will be announced during the unveiling.

  • 1st prize: $350

    2nd prize: $250

    3rd prize: $150

    Only one prize may be awarded to each participant.

  • The jury reserves the right to award mentions and prizes.

  • Acceptance of the terms and conditions is mandatory and constitutes indefinite permission for free for Ville de Châteauguay to reproduce, use and show the photograph to the public in any way and on any medium whatsoever, and the participant’s waiver of any form of recourse for violation of privacy, image rights, harm to reputation, libel or any other cause of action that may result from editing, reproduction, promotion, communication or distribution of the audiovisual production, and a guarantee granted by the participant confirming that the photograph is original, he or she took the photograph and he or she releases Ville de Châteauguay from any proceedings that may be brought following the use, publication or display of the photographs. Such liability lies with the participant. The name of the photographer must be attached to his or her photograph at all times.

  • The participant confirms that he or she has obtained the consent of the individuals featuring in the photographs. Written consent will be required if the photographs are selected for the exhibition. The participant releases Ville de Châteauguay, the Maison LePailleur and the Société du Musée du Grand Chateauguay (SMGC), which is running the contest, from any proceedings that may be brought following the publication of photographs submitted for the contest.

    Such consent may be obtained by filling in the publishing consent and waiver form (in French only).

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