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Enter Your Images in the Iconic Toronto Photo Contest 2022!

Hey! Are you a Greater Toronto Area photographer? Do you think your images deserve a wider audience or could win an award? Get involved with our contest and community!

Tdot Shots invites you to submit your images to our annual photo contest. Our judges will review all entries and prizes will be awarded for winners and finalists across multiple categories. It’s easy to enter!

About the Iconic Toronto Photo Contest

We have held a contest since 2019. Our tagline is “Iconic Toronto: Celebrating the Culture and History of the City through the Lens of Photography.” Every year we award winners and finalists prizes and feature them on our websites and social media. It’s a great opportunity for exposure and a chance to win creative prizes like printing services from our sponsor. Get your work printed and framed!

Iconic Toronto logo

How to Enter

It’s easy to enter. Post your photos or images on Instagram during November and use the hashtag #iconictoronto (Optional: Please also follow @tdot_shots, @cntower and @prolabcanada.) Your shots should be taken in Toronto and you should retain the original file in case we request it.

Rules, in summary:

  • Post your photos or images on Instagram during November
  • Use the hashtag #iconictoronto
  • Enter images captured in Toronto
  • Retain the original file in case we request it

Note: you canโ€™t backdate your images, IG has a timestamp feature which shows the date you posted. Also place the hashtag in the caption area, not your comments section


We are excited to offer a credit for $100 of professional printing services to our 1st place winners courtesy of ProLab Canada. Runner ups (2nd, 3rd place) will receive 2 tickets for general admission to CN Tower (retail value $86).

All finalists receive a feature on our site and/or interview on our blog, and social media and memberships to the Tdot Studio creative community.


This year the categories for photography submissions will include:

  • Architecture & History
  • Culture & Street
  • Landscape & Cityscape

Our judges will determine which category suits the image best. Generally speaking you can submit almost any kind of photo as the categories are quite broad. Do you have photos of historic landmarks or modern buildings in the Toronto skyline? Did you shoot a special event or interesting scene on the street or at the park? Be sure to submit your photo!


We are grateful to our sponsors ProLab Canada, CN Tower and Tdot Studio. They offer our contestants great prizes.

Judges & Volunteers

Our judges include Toronto photographers Taku Kumabe and Mr. Brian James.

We are grateful to them both for sharing their expertise and for supporting the GTA photo community.

Mr. Brian James
Taku Kumabe

Good luck!

๐Ÿ˜€ Don’t forget to review the full rules and category descriptions at our project website.

We wish the best to all who enter the contest. We are grateful to everyone who gets involved with our creative community.

Contact Information

Website: https://iconictoronto.ca/

Coordinator: Mike Simpson / [email protected]

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