Scarborough’s ‘New View’ Photo Contest


TORONTO: as part of #W, Mayor John Tory has announced the launch of the Scarborough’s New View photography contest in partnership with Scarborough Arts.

The announcement was made as part of WorldPhotographyDay on August 23.

The City of Toronto and Scarborough Arts are calling upon new and experienced photographers to take their best photos of people, places, and things in Scarborough.

Starting immediately until September 30, contestants are encouraged to post their photos
to Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #scarboroughphoto to enter.

Contestants can enter more than once for their chance to win. Scarborough’s New View photography contest has been made possible with the support of Scarborough Arts, Ontario
Arts Council and XVXY Photo.

Contest details are available at and

Anthony Gebrehiwot, a noted photographer, community leader, and social entrepreneur has been appointed as the creative lead for the photo contest.

Winners will be selected by a jury led by Toronto’s Photo Laureate Michéle Pearson Clarke. Toronto’s Photo Laureate is the first position of its kind in Canada. It honors a photographer recognized for exceptional photography and whose work focuses on subjects relevant to Torontonians.

The Photo Laureate champions photography and visual arts in the city and uses her perspective to create a dialogue on contemporary issues.

On November 26, 2019, Toronto City Council called for the City’s Photo Laureate to commission a public photographic project or contest to highlight the best of Scarborough and this contest is a result of that decision.

#WorldPhotographyDay is an annual, worldwide celebration of the art, craft, science, and history of photography.

Mayor John Tory said: “This new contest will showcase all that Scarborough has to offer and provide residents an opportunity to participate in the visual representation of their own communities. I encourage residents to take part in this contest and to show us what they discover after exploring the beautiful community of Scarborough.”