Please note: as of 2019, the DistinctivelyWESTERN photo contest is on hiatus.


Western needs your help in finding creative ways of showing campus at its finest. We are looking for unique and diverse photos that capture new perspectives of campus spaces, places and spirit. Show us what is distinctively Western in your eyes.

If you are a Western University student or employee, simply send us your photographs that capture the best of Western and you will be eligible to win. There is no limit to how many photos you submit or how many prizes you may win.

Cash Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 winners! The prizes are:
First Place Winner: $200
Second Place Winner: $125
Third Place Winner: $75
Plus Honorable Mentions!

Winning photographs may be used in a Student Services publication or website. All prizes may not be awarded.

Photograph Specifications

  • Resolution (300 DPI)
  • Colour (b/w or colour)
  • Format (.jpg / .gif / .png / .bmp)
  • Size (3 MB - 15 MB)

Note: Photographs containing people must be nondescript (ex. at a distance or from behind) and/or of 4 or more people in public space. Photos of individual people as the principal subject will not be considered.

All photos submitted must not be shared prior to or following the contest outside of personal social media accounts (i.e. not shared with any corporate accounts or licensed for online/print use by other parties). See the Terms & Conditions here.

Questions? Contact us.