Photographs sought for collector coin

The Royal Canadian Mint is looking for photographs of Canada's wildlife to be featured on a collector coin.

The Mint has partnered with Canadian Geographic to host the fourth annual Canadian Wildlife Photography of the Year contest.

Canadians are invited to submit a maximum of 10 photos in any of the five contest categories: amphibians, reptiles and insects; birds; mammals; people and pets; and junior photographer (15 and under).

The grand prize winner’s entry will be features on a collector coin issued by the Mint in 2012 and the Mint will also award prizes to the contest’s five category winners, 10 runner-ups and 15 honourable mentions.

Winners will also have their entries published in the December 2011 issue of Canadian Geographic and showcased in a wildlife photography exhibit, which will make its debut at Ottawa’s Canadian Museum of Nature in 2012.

Contest closes Sept. 2. To find out more about this year’s contest, submit entries or view the work of past winners and runners-up, please go to


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