Expertly Reviewed

We have pulled together a judging panel of respected judges who represent the best photography practitioners and educators in Canada today to review each Photograph entered in the Awards: Taras Slawnych, Claude Brazeau, Patti Gower, Todd Korol, Glenn Novak, Graeme Roy, Steve Russell , Boris Spremo, Connor Stefanison , and Tina Weltz.

$12,500 in Prizes

$4,000 cash and prizes for Photographer of the Year (best portfolio of images entered), and Photograph of the Year (best photo of all entries); each are awarded $1,300 cash and Canon’s Ultimate Photography Bundle (EOS 70D Digital SLR Camera (Body Only) with EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Telephoto Zoom Lens, PIXMA PRO-100 Inkjet Printer and Tamrac Travel Bag – value $2,700). Each category winner will receive the Canon PIXMA Pro-100 Inkjet Printer (value $500).

Reach & Recognition

Photographs entered in the Awards will appear in the online and print editions of the Star showcasing individual photographers' work. The top shortlisted 300 to 400 Photographers will have their work featured in the Awards catalogue and will be displayed in the Toronto Star Photography Awards virtual exhibition.