Churchill Wild 2010 Photo Contest Winners

April 28, 2011 by  
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Best Polar Bear Photo – 1rst Place

Best Polar Bear Photo 2010 Churchill Wild Photo Contest - Photo by Allan Gold

Freshly done nails… Photo by Allan Gold

The Churchill Wild 2010 Photo Contest has officially come to a close. Guests from all of our adventures submitted their favorite photos and it was great to see all those magical moments again!

We saw polar bears wandering the icy coast line, lazily lounging on rocks and some even sparring.  Guests got up close and personal with polar bears and some enjoyed an awesome display of northern lights.

No matter what the photo, each submission was good for one reason or another, which made this an extremely tough job for our judge.  We do like to keep him on his toes!  Dennis Fast was in charge of judging the contest this year and he has done a great job. It was very tough naming just one first prize winner for each category.

Please watch for all submissions to be posted on the Churchill Wild Web site next week. Without further adieu we announce the winners of this year’s photo contest.

Best Polar Bear Photo – 2nd Place

Best Polar Bear Photo 2nd Place Rudolf Hug

I can make your heart beat faster… Photo by Rudolf Hug

Best Other Arctic Wildlife Photo – 1st Place

Arctic Wildlife Photo Other Winner Sean Crane

Breakfast on the rocks… Photo by Sean Crane

Best Other Arctic Wildlife Photo – 2nd Place

Arctic Ground Squirrel Photo

Cheeky… Photo by Robert Postma

Best Arctic Landscape Photo – 1st Place

Polar Bear Walking on Tundra - Best Arctic Landscape Photo by Jessica Ellis

Solitary walk… Photo by Jessica Ellis

Best Arctic Landscape Photo – 2nd Place

Arctic Landscape Photo 2nd Place Howard Sheridan

On the prowl… Photo by Howard Sheridan

Best People Photo – 1st Place

Arctic People Photo Winner Photo by Robert Postma

Arctic romance… Photo by Robert Postma

Best People Photo – 2nd Place

Arctic People Photo 2nd Photo by Claire Wilson

Couples… inside and out… Photo by Claire Wilson

We tried to think of some fun taglines for the photos, but if you have some better ideas, please let us know. A heartfelt thank you to everyone who entered! And congratulations to the winners!

Churchill Wild 2010 Photo Contest – Call for Entries

March 9, 2011 by  
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Polar Bear Photo Contest 2010

King of the Arctic

Greetings from Polar Bear Country!

You have been welcome guests in our Arctic adventure travel paradise and now it’s time to share your experiences and put your “best shot” forward in our annual photo contest. Please take a look at some of the fabulous photos submitted by our guests for the 2009 Photo Contest to stimulate your imagination!

It was quite a busy year in 2010 and the wildlife gave us many photo opportunities.  It’s now time to showcase your pictures from the season.  We’re looking for photos of polar bears in snow, grass or water.  And don’t forget the mothers and cubs or those unbelievable beluga whale photos you took on your Birds, Bears and Belugas Trip.  We saw a variety of birds this year so a bird in flight would be amazing!

We look forward to seeing all of your submissions.  Good luck!

Prizes in each category:

  • 1st – $1,500.00 off 2011/2012 booking
  • 2nd – Dennis Fast photography book


  • Best polar bear
  • Best other wildlife
  • Best landscape
  • Best people


  • Submit to
  • Must be jpeg or TIFF format
  • File size should be 1 to 3 MB
  • Feel free to add a caption
  • If you want to provide a paper copy please contact us for a mailing address


Please submit your photos by March 31, 2011 (EXTENDED) in order to be considered for the contest.  Winners will be announced April 15, 2011 and will be notified via email.  Upon completion of the contest all photos will appear on the Churchill Wild Web site in the 2010 Photo Contest gallery.


A professional photographer will be selected by Mike and Jeanne Reimer to conduct the judging of the submissions.


  1. Guests may submit one photo per category.  If multiple photos are sent for the same category, the first one received will be the one entered.
  2. Winners may reissue their $1,500 prize to a family or friend if they wish. The application of the prize is dependent on availability and must be used on a direct booking.

Polar bear photos, arctic wildlife, landscapes and people highlight 2009 Churchill Wild Photo Contest

October 20, 2009 by  
Filed under Blog, Polar Bear Tours

Churchill polar bears high-five each other at sunset on Seal River

Churchill polar bears high-five each other at sunset on Seal River - Winner! Best Polar Bear Category - Photo Credit: Wendy Kaveney

There were some spectacular photos taken by Churchill Wild guests during the 2008 season! Many of the guests proved to be fabulous photographers, as evidenced by their submissions to the 2009 Churchill Wild Photo Contest.

There were four categories in our first annual contest: Best Polar Bears, Best Wildlife, Best Landscape  and Best People.

Wendy Kaveny was the winner in the Best Polar Bears category for her excellent photo of two happy polar bears high-fiving each other at sunset.  Joy Roberts won in the Best Other Wildlife category for her incredible photo of a Snowy Owl.

Best Landscape honors went to Judi Pennock for her gorgeous sunset over the Hudson Bay rocks at low tide and Best People photo honors went to Gary Potts for his picture of 11 photographers trekking out on to the tundra in the snow to photograph the mighty polar bears and more.

Churchill Polar Bears Wrestling - Photo Credit: Gary Potts

Polar bears wrestling - Photo Credit: Gary Potts

Churchill Wild offers the only arctic adventure vacations in Canada that allow you to actually walk with the polar bears and get up close and personal. And that makes for some great photographs!

A big thank you to all of our wonderful guests who participated in the 2009 photo contest! We’ll be running  another photo contest this year and would love to have more of your awesome photos!

To view all the entries and winners in the 2009 Churchill Wild Photo Contest please visit our Wild Things Gallery page at the Churchill Wild Web site: