Monday, April 11, 2016


“Nature's Sanctuary"
A Photography Exhibition/Competition featuring Col. Sam Smith Park..

Presented by Friends of Sam Smith Park(FOSS) -

A community group of local residents and park users dedicated to protecting, enhancing and preserving the naturalized areas of Colonel Samuel Smith Park in South Etobicoke, Ontario.

Colonel Samuel Smith Park, affectionately known as Sam Smith Park, is the jewel of the Lakeshore - a tranquil, waterfront sanctuary of wetlands, woods, shore and meadow. It supports a magnificent web of life with a diversity of environments providing food, habitat and protection for the many species of plants and the birds and animals that pass through or call it home.

The Photo Exhibition will showcase the diversity of wildlife and the beauty of the natural landscape in the park.  Along with providing visual images to be displayed at the Assembly Hall gallery, Friends of Sam Smith Park is also interested in creating public awareness of the role that Sam Smith Park plays in supporting biodiversity and providing natural spaces for public enjoyment. FOSS is also partnering with the Assembly Hall to provide educational opportunities during the exhibit, such as a speaker’s night on the role of Sam Smith Park in bird migration or a workshop on wildlife photography.


Anyone who has experienced the beauty of Sam Smith Park is invited to enter.  Each entrant can submit a maximum of 5 photos taken in Sam Smith Park. There will be a category for children and youth under 16.  The photos must respect privacy restrictions – no discernible photos of people or boats will be accepted.  Prizes will be awarded.

Administration fees for entry (non-refundable):

FOSS members – 5 photos for $10, up to 3 photos for $5

Non-members – 5 photos for $15 (FOSS membership included) or 3 photos for $7
Children under 16 - each photo $1 (limit 5)


  • All entries must have the name of the photographer, the title of the photo, the address and phone number of the photographer and the applicant’s email address.
  • All entries must be submitted by Aug 23rd, 2016
  • Entries can be submitted online to in jpeg format - max size 1024 pixels.
  • Applications can be dropped off with entry fees at Photo Exhibit, 64 Fourth Street, Etobicoke, M8V 2Y3 with cash or check payable to Friends of Sam Smith Park
  • Photos that meet entry requirements need to be minimum of 8X10 in a black frame, with white matting. 
  • Successful entries will be notified by email or phone call by September 15th.
  • By submitting, accepted artists give right to FOSS and the Assembly Hall to share and advertise the art work, for the duration of the show.
  • Prizes will be awarded to the Winners at the Opening Ceremony - 1st, 2nd and Honourable mentions in the Adult and Children's categories.
  • Call 416 251 5930 for more information.
Click here for printable application form:


The Assembly Hall provides insurance against vandalism or theft but not accidental breakage of glass or fragile article damage.  Insurance expires on the pick-up date and time. A value must be given even if the work is not for sale.

All the photographs are protected under Canadian and international copyright law and may not be downloaded, reproduced, distributed or otherwise used except for personal, non-commercial purposes, without the express written consent of the photographer.


If you are interested in selling your photographs, please let us know so that we can forward your contact information to a prospective buyer.

Successful entries exhibition timetable:

  • Delivery of Framed  Photos to Assembly Hall, Sunday Oct. 11, 2016 10am-11 am
  • Opening reception-Thursday October 13, 6pm-8pm. Prizes for 1st ,2nd, and Honourable Mention will be awarded at the reception
  • The photos will be displayed from October 13 - November 9, 2016
  • Artwork pick-up by Thursday November 10th at 2 pm.  To delegate pickup and delivery, the photographer must provide written authorization. Images may not be entered unless the photographer is able to deliver and pick up the work on the required dates and times or has made arrangements with someone else to do so.

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