Calling All Photographers from Nunavut, NWT and Yukon!

Welcome to The Far North Photo Festival’s Open Call for Submissions to our first-ever exhibition! We are excited to showcase the photos, stories and talent from Northern Canada. The exhibit will be held at a pop-up gallery in the Centre Square Mall in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories from November 15th to November 20th, 2019.

The deadline to submit is Saturday, August 31st, 2019 at 11:59pm.

About the Exhibition

The exhibit will consist of two main displays in one gallery space: a Circumpolar display which will show one (1) photo essay from each of the eight (8) Arctic countries from around the world; and a Northern Canada display featuring images from residents of Nunavut, NWT and Yukon.

This submission page is for the Northern Canada display only.

Who Can Enter

The Far North Photo Festival provides a platform for Northern-based photographers to share, seek guidance and show their work to the general public, potential clients, industry leaders and other noted photographers. This is a space for Northerners to share photography about Northern Canada.

To enter, you must be a current resident of Nunavut, NWT or Yukon. Northern students or residents who are away but consider Northern Canada home may enter.  

What to Submit

Most photography portrays the North as a landscape and not necessarily a home. Show us the behind-the-scenes of Northern Canada: images of daily life, portraits of people, culture and tradition, the relationships between others and relationships with the land. Give us a sense of what it’s like in your community.

All images must be from Nunavut, NWT or Yukon.

Each photo submission must have a caption that tells us a little bit more about the image. These don’t need to be long, but they should reflect something interesting, important, surprising or unique about the photo.

We’re looking for photos that go beyond the usual travel images, landscapes, aurora photos and wildlife portraits. These images may be considered, but they should tell a story about what life in Northern Canada means to you.

For inspiration, we invite you to go down this incredible little rabbit hole featuring the world’s top documentary photographers.

How to Submit

You are allowed to submit up to 5 single entries for consideration.

We will need your name, email, phone number, the community where you currently live and the community you are originally from.

Each photo entry must be a JPEG cropped to 1500 pixels on the long side at 300 dpi (no larger than 5mb). *We will request a higher resolution version if your photo is chosen and needs to be printed at a larger size.

Each entry must have a caption, description or story about the photo (100 words max).

Titles are encouraged but not mandatory.


The Far North Photo Festival will pay for all printing, mounting and display expenses and sell prints on behalf of the photographers. 100% of the proceeds from each sale will go directly back to the photographer. Pricing will be based on the size of each print at a flat rate.

8x12 inches or smaller - $75

12x18 inches to 16x24 inches - $150

Larger than 16x24 inches - $225

*Photos may be purchased during the Far North Photo Festival but will not be given to the buyer until after the exhibit closes. Photos that are not sold will be mailed to the photographer at no cost.