Grab your camera and join our exciting Downtown Summer Photo Contest! This is your chance to show off your photography skills and share your unique perspective of our vibrant community. This contest is open to everyone, from seasoned photographers to those who just love taking pictures.

What You Can Win - Prizes!!!

Our Downtown Summer Photo Contest not only celebrates the beauty and energy of downtown Brandon, but it also offers you the chance to win fantastic prizes each week. From gift cards to exclusive downtown goodies, your photographic skills could earn you some exciting rewards!

Here’s what you could win by participating

Weekly Winners

For 8 weeks the public will vote for the 'Week's Favorite Photo' and the winner will take home gift certificates valued at $100, plus a print of your winning photo and and an amazing downtown swag gift basket!

Grand Prizes

Our judges will pick the top photo in 4 categories plus our 'Best Downtown Photo 2024'. Grand prize winners will each receive a gift card package valued at $300 ($500 for the top prize!), plus a canvas print of your winning photo and an amazing downtown swag gift basket!

Grand Prize Categories

Best Event Photo

Check out our Downtown Events page for all the places to win this prize! Capture the excitement and people enjoying everything our downtown has to offer.

Best Hidden Gem Photo

We love the beauty of Mackenzie Seeds and Rosser Avenue, but let’s see some of the lesser known beauty spots in our downtown. Explore around and find some of our downtown's best hidden gems.

Best Business Photo

With 400 businesses operating downtown, this one should be a breeze!! Inside or outside, let's showcase our downtown business community!

Most Creative Photo

Strange angles, nighttime shot, crazy poses, whatever your imagination can come up with, we want to see it! Get those creative juices flowing to win this prize!

The Best Downtown Photo 2024!

We saved the best for last! Our final prize will be the “Best Downtown Photo of 2024”. Our judges will use their expertise to pick the best of the best and the lucky winner will receive a gift card package valued at $500, plus a canvas print of your winning photo and an amazing downtown swag gift basket!

How to Submit

Find a scene in downtown Brandon that captures its vibe

Head to our application form (below), fill it out and upload your photo.

Make sure your photos meet our contest rules.

Photo Submission Form

Ready to join the fun? Photo submission is easy! Just follow these simple steps. Complete the application form, upload your photo, and you could be our next big winner!

First Name:
Last Name:
Email Address:
Phone number:
Media upload *
Maximum file size: 10 MB
Photo Comments (optional)
Write Photo Comments (300 words Max)

Our Partners

Meet the Judges

Lucie Lederhendler

Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba

Matt Goerzen

The Brandon Sun

Rob Lovatt

Keywest Photo - Image by Design Inc.

Emelio Brown

IntriTech Digital Marketing

Megan Hamill

Megan Hamill Eyelash Extensions and Sugaring

Lanny Stewart

Brandon Tourism

Jeff Fawcett

City of Brandon

Rules of the Contest

  • The contest is open to both casual and professional photographers.
  • Your photos should be taken downtown and showcase the history, culture, future possibilities, and positive urban vibe.
  • All photos must be your own work.
  • By entering this contest, participants agree to allow The Brandon Downtown BIZ Association Inc. to use their names, cities of residence, photographs, and other entry materials with the exception of your email and phone number for promotional purposes, in any media, without payment or compensation. This includes potential showcases in our marketing campaigns, social media platforms, public exhibitions, and fundraising promotional items all aimed at celebrating and promoting Downtown Brandon.
  • The photographer shall retain original copyright to their original image as the ‘author’. 
  • All intellectual property, including but not limited to, trademarks, logos, designs, promotional materials, and images submitted to this contest, shall be transferred to and remain under the ownership of The Brandon Downtown BIZ Association Inc. All rights are reserved. Any unauthorized use, reproduction, or distribution of any materials related to this contest and/or intellectual property without explicit written consent from The Brandon Downtown BIZ Association Inc. is strictly prohibited. Furthermore, The Brandon Downtown BIZ Association Inc. reserves the right to grants it’s marketing partners the right and ability to use and repurpose the submitted contest materials as deemed appropriate by The Brandon Downtown BIZ Association Inc.