“Life’s a beach!” Photo Contest – Blue Flag Canada: Contest is Open to Canadian Residents: Submit Your Canadian Beach Photos Before Midnight EST on August 31, 2015

The following video presents What it means to fly the Blue Flag:

Visit to learn more. There are thousands of beaches and marinas across Canada. How do you know which ones are the best? By spotting a Blue Flag.

The Blue Flag is an international eco-certification for beaches and marinas. When you see a Blue Flag flying, you know a beach or marina meet high water, safety and environmental standards. Meet some of the communities in Canada that are flying Blue Flags at their beaches and marinas, and learn more about what this symbol of excellence means to them.

Image Courtesy of Environmental Defence

Image Courtesy of Environmental Defence

There’s no better place to be during the lazy, hazy days of summer than at the beach! Beaches are the perfect places relax, swim, and enjoy spending time in nature. And there are thousands across the country to explore.

Show us your photos highlighting the best of your favourite Canadian beach – people splashing in the water and playing in the sand, or the wildlife and habitat that makes it unique – for a chance to win up to $1,000 of brand new camera gear.

PRIZES: Great gift card prizes valued at:

1st place – $1,000

2nd place – $500

3rd place – $250

This contest is hosted by Environmental Defence’s Blue Flag Canada program. The Blue Flag is an internationally recognized and respected eco-label awarded to beaches and marinas that have achieved international standards in four categories: water quality, environmental management, environmental education, and safety and services.

  • Contest is open to Canadian residents only

Unlimited number of entries allowed per person.

See the 2014 winners at .

The information you provide will only be used to contact contest winners, or, if you have opted in, future email communication from Environmental Defence…

As a contributor, you understand that images may be published on the Environmental Defence website (, in Environmental Defence’s online newsletter, and any future publications released by Environmental Defence. Environmental Defence reserves the non-exclusive right to publish any entry and/or use any entry in promotional material…

Please read the full Rules of this contest at

Any questions? Email

Good Luck! / Bonne Chance!

The following video presents Meet Our Team – Environmental Defence Canada:

For the past 30 years, Environmental Defence has worked to protect the environment and human health. Learn more about what we do and meet some of the dedicated staff that make all our work possible with your support.

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