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Date(s): Wednesday, January 1 - Friday, January 31
Time: All Day



GrandErie Home Hardware’s
WildBird Photo Contest  2020

Enjoy watching the wildbirds in your backyard? Love taking photos of them too?

Enter our contest for a chance to win a birdlovers’ prize package! More than one winner!

We would love to see your amateur photos! (TIP: for maximum ‘awesome’, wildbird outdoor photographs should be sharp, focused & in colour!)


Pop in to the store or give us a call at (905)774-6115 during store hours.

Photos with logos or text or watermarks will not qualify for entry. Photos will not be returned, nor will entrant be contacted unless they are a winning contestant. Each photograph submission must be accompanied by a completed entry form to qualify.

Which is the best entry method for you?


  1. Copy the following text into an email.
  2. Fill in your details and attach one photo
  3. Send the email to donna@granderie.net


WINTER Bird Photo description:
I certify that I have read the fine print, am a resident of the Haldimand / Niagara area,
I am NOT a professional photographer and I  took the photo entry attached to this email. I hereby give GrandErie Home Hardware Ltd. permission to – when & if desired- use the photograph for future promotional purposes.



  1. Print this document( rules and entry form).
  2. Fill in the details requested.  One form will be needed for each photo submission.
  3. Please write your name in light pencil on the back of each printed photo – no staples or writing on the front.
  4. Photo prints with completed entry forms can be dropped off to GrandErie Home Hardware’s Farm & Country counter at 1051 Broad Street East (HWY 3), in Dunnville.


Each photograph submission must be accompanied by a completed entry form to qualify.
All entries must be received by 8 p.m. January 31st 2020.
Winners will be notified and announced by Feb 10th 2020.




There are absolutely no fees, purchases or subsidy payments required to enter this contest.

Who is this Photo Contest Open To?   Normal everyday local birdlovers living in Haldimand or Niagara area who enjoy taking snapshots of their backyard birds are allowed to enter – professional photographer / watermarked entries are not accepted.

How Many Entries Can I Do?    How many different species of wildbirds do you have in your backyard? That’s your limit! One photo per bird species/ scenario. This means we only want to see your bird once doing one thing (pick your best ones before you send it in!).

Can I Have Multiple birds in the Same Photograph?     The photo may contain more than one bird/species but only one photo of the same scenario will be considered.

Can I Enter By Postal Mail?     We do not suggest sending photo contest entries by postal mail.

How are Winners Chosen?    All category winners are selected based on a rating formula that is used by our impartial blind judging panel.

How do I know how my photo rated?   The ratings each photo receives is tallied by our computer, however, at this time we do not make this information public.

Do I Give Up The Copyrights To My Wildbird Photo By Entering?     By entering, you do allow us to reproduce your photo in our local promotional publications, although you will always retain 100% copyrights to your photo.

Will My Personal Information Be Viewable/Available to others?     Your name may be displayed alongside your photo entry.  Photo entries will be available for all to see, however personal information – other than your name – cannot be viewed by anyone other than the contest administrators. Your personal contact information will not be given out if you’re selected as a contest winner, but be advised that we may announce the winner’s full name and residency ( i.e. Jane Smith of Dunnville ON) online and/or in print. If for any reason you would like your photo removed from our contest before judging, simply let us know.

If My Photograph Is A Winner, Will It Be Published?    We may use your winning photograph in our local and online advertisements. In addition, your photograph could be published in a yearly calendar. Not will. Could 😉

Do I Have To Go Anywhere to Collect A Prize?   Contest prizes will be available at our Dunnville store location on February  10th, 2020.

If My Photo Is Selected For Use in a Calendar, Will I Receive A Free Copy?    If we do one – absolutely!

Have a different question? Pop in to the store or give us a call at (905)774-6115 during store hours.