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2019 Juried Photography Exhibition

2019 Show

2019 Juried Photography Exhibition poster

contactPineRidge Arts Council is proud to once again be part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, the largest annual photography event in the world, and a premiere cultural experience in Canada, with over 200 exhibitions and happenings from May 1-31 in the Greater Toronto Area.

Founded in 1997, CONTACT is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to celebrating and fostering photography and related media with an annual Festival in May and year-round programming in the CONTACT Gallery.

CONTACT’s community initiatives foster a wide range of interest in photography and enable meaningful exchanges between the people who make and present art, and those that view it.

The foundation of CONTACT was based on an open call to participate, enabling emerging artists and photographers to show their work concurrent with exhibitions of works by leading professionals. Today the Open Exhibitions continue to encourage neighbourhood involvement at local galleries, community centres, educational and international institutions, cafes, retail stores, and many alternative locations.


Doesn't your photography belong in this show?

2018 Programme HERE

2018 Web page HERE

Over $2500 in Cash Awards

We are a Scotiabank's CONTACT Festival

Doesn't your photography belong in this show?

PHOTOS: Take-in Day | Opening Reception
Snapd Ajax | Ajax News Advertiser

Each accepted photographer receives their copy of the
CONTACT catalogue and current edition of PHOTONews

McLean Community Centre
95 Magill Dr., Ajax
L1T 3K7

Thanks to our 2019 sponsors and partners!

PRAC Ajax Optimist Club of Ajax
Enbridge Rotary Club of Pickering Veridian
Durham West Arts Centre OPG

Willis Supply Co. Ltd.

2017 Juried Photography Exhibition FACEBOOK Awards | Evening
2016 Juried Photography Exhibition FACEBOOK Awards | Evening
2015 Juried Photography Exhibition | 2015 PHOTOS ON FACEBOOK
2014 Juried Photography Exhibition

2019 Dates

  • Juried Photography
    Registration Deadline February 28, 2019

  • Submit images March 10th

  • Jurying March 11th to 23rd

  • Send email to those selected March 25th

  • Take in Day April 14th

  • Jury for Awards April 14th (hopefully)

  • Hanging Day April 15th or 16th To Be Confirmed

  • Opening Reception May 2, 2019






Important 2019 dates!

Registration closed

PDF of Labels HERE

Submit images March 10th

Jurying March 11th to 23rd

Send email to those selected March 25th

Take in Day April 14th

Jury for Awards April 14th (to be confirmed)

Hanging Day April 15th or 16th (to be confirmed)

Opening Reception May 2, 2019

Take out May 26, 2019

McLean Community Centre
95 Magill Dr., Ajax
L1T 3K7

Accepted Artists




2019 Juror
Leif Petersen

Leif PetersenLeif Petersen is retired from a 32 year career with General Motors and Detroit Diesel Corporation (DDC), a division of Daimler Corporation. During the last several years of his career, he was DDC’s Vice President responsible for sales and service in Canada and the international market.

He is currently the President of the Oshawa Camera Club, Vice President of the Ontario Council of Camera Clubs (O3C) and Treasurer of the Toronto Focal Forum, a group of avid photographers, who print and evaluate their images. He is a CAPA and O3C accredited photographic judge and regularly judges photo competitions for O3C member clubs.

Leif also serves on the Advisory Committee for Durham College’s photography program. He is an Ambassador for Panasonic Canada, which involves evaluating their equipment and promoting their technology.

Leif has been involved in photography for over 30 years and his skills have been recognized in regional and national competitions and publications. He travels extensively throughout the world, primarily for photography, and leads tours to Northern Norway and India. His photographic portfolio covers several genres: travel, land and seascapes, architecture and macro. He enjoys sharing his photographic knowledge by offering workshops on various aspects of photography including software applications, macro photography, black and white photography, printing, etc. He prints, mats and frames his own images for exhibitions and retail sales.

You can view some of Leif’s work at and contact him at


Since 1989 PineRidge Arts Council Inc., a non-profit volunteer organization has been dedicated to enhance the quality of life within the community by developing widespread appreciation, support and involvement in the arts.

PineRidge Arts Council
650 Kingston Road
P.O. Box 18258 Steeple Hill Postal Outlet
Pickering, Ontario L1V 1A0

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