SEEN in the Downtown Gardens Montréal photo contest

© Tourisme Montréal, Mario Melillo - Phillips Square / Downtown© Matthias Berthet - Square Victoria© The Montreal Eaton Centre - The Montreal Eaton Centre

© Tourisme Montréal, Mario Melillo - Phillips Square / Downtown

August 16, 2012 – Since digital photography became a common fixture in our daily lives, everyone’s a photographer and everything is a subject to point and shoot. Inspired by this democratization of the pixel, Tourisme Montréal and the Eaton Centre have joined forces to launch the “SEEN in Downtown Gardens” photo contest, which invites people to explore various gardens in the downtown area and share their pictures on the contest web page until October 28, 2012.

The Gardens
Downtown Montréal is home to numerous green spaces. Some are well-known, such as Dorchester or Victoria Squares, while others are hidden gems, like the tranquil garden at the Church of St. Andrew. Explore them all by downloading the downtown Montréal gardens map (pdf) or with the free DistrictMontreal app for iPhone. The DistrictMontréal brochure is also available in a printed version at the Montréal Eaton Centre.

The Contest
The objective of the “SEEN in the Downtown Gardens” is as simple as it is enjoyable: to showcase the beauty of these urban green spaces. All it takes is a smartphone or a digital camera and everyone – Montréalers and visitors alike – can discover these urban havens, snap and share some great shots on the contest website.

Each week, a $50 gift certificate for the Eaton Centre will be drawn at random from among the participants, who are also eligible to win the grand prize: a weekend Sweet Deal Package for two in Montréal, a $200 gift certificate for a Montréal restaurant and, if required, return transportation by Via Rail.

Want to find out more? All details can be found on the contest website. You may enter as often as you like until October 28, 2012, so get snapping!