A requirement of the C-Tow photo contest is for all pictures to be taken with the C-Tow App. If you took photos while out of service, you can submit your photos following the instructions below.

Instructions | Rules & Regulations | Email Submit

Download C-Tow App for Android
Download C-Tow App for iOS

Photo Contest Submission Categories

#BoatsGoingFast, #BoatsGoingSlow, #BoatsAtAnchor, #BoatsAtTheDock, #SinkingBoat, #TowingBoats, #OldBoats, #NewBoats, #BigBoats, #LittleBoats, #PeopleAndBoats, #PetsAndBoats, #BoatsAndBoatsAndBoats

Follow the instructions below to submit your entry

How To Use The C-Tow Camera Feature

Step 1

C-Tow App Camera Step 1

Step 2

C-Tow App Camera Step 2

Step 3

C-Tow App Camera Step 3

Step 4

C-Tow App Camera Step 4

Step 5

C-Tow App Camera Step 5
Text version App Photo Instructions
  • Download C-Tow App for Android or iOS
  • Open App Menu using top left bars icon
  • Select the Take a Photo menu item
  • Press the Take Photo button
  • Click the share icon (3 dots connected by lines)
  • Send the image to info@c-tow.ca

Rules & Regulations


These Rules and Regulations are final on all matters relating to C-Tow’s Photo Contest (the “Contest”). By submitting, all entrants agree to be bound by these Rules and Regulations.


The sponsor (“Contest Sponsor”) of the Contest is C-Tow Marine Assistance Ltd Box 44 Garden Bay, BC V0N 1S1


To be eligible to enter the Contest or win a prize, you must be a permanent resident of Canada and not an employee of, a member of the immediate family of, or domiciled with an employee C-Tow. No purchase is necessary to enter the Contest or to win a prize. All photographs entered in the Contest must be of Canadian content (i.e. taken in Canada). Participation in the Contest constitutes Entrants’ full and unconditional agreement to abide by these Contest Rules and Regulations and the Contest Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest.


Personal Information collected from Entrants by the Contest Sponsor will be used by the Contest Sponsor to administer the Contest and in connection with the publication of winning photographs. Neither the Contest Sponsor nor its affiliates will share personal information relating to Entrants with any third parties, except as necessary for the administration of the Contest or as may be required by law. The Contest Sponsor will not attempt to contact the Entrant for any other purpose than to administer the Contest or as may be required by law unless they have opted-in to receive relevant communications from the Contest Sponsor. The Contest Sponsor respects the privacy of everyone who enters the contest.


Web Version Entries

Web Version Entries can be submitted electronically through the website of the contest, or by email (info@c-tow.ca). Submissions made by email must include the entrant’s full name, self-identification, the category into which you wish to enter your photo, and a description of your photo to be eligible.

Entries can be submitted via email info@c-tow.ca Submissions must include #NaturePhotoContest, self-identification, the category into which you wish to enter your photo, and a description of your photo to be eligible.

Content alteration of digital files is not acceptable; cropping of photos is permitted, tonal or colour corrections are acceptable, including black and white conversion.


By submitting a photo to the contest, the entrant hereby grants C-Tow the right to use photos submitted to the contest. C-Tow will have rights to use images digitally to (a) further expand on the print edition; (b) promote C-Tow; and (c) promote C-Tow via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr and other social media outlets. By submitting a photo to the contest, the entrant also hereby grants to C-Tow the non-exclusive, perpetual right and license to reproduce, publish and distribute, and to authorize the reproduction, publication and distribution of the photos, in print, on microfilm and microfiche, and in all electronic forms and media now known or later developed, including, but not limited to, on CD-ROM, over the Internet. By uploading a photo to the contest, entrants agree that any such reproduction, publication or distribution may be the work alone and not in conjunction with the works with which it is first published by C-Tow. C-Tow reserves the non-exclusive right to publish any entry and/or use any entry in its material during or after the Contest without further compensation to the entrants. For C-Tow, promotional material shall include without limitation any print or electronic advertising or marketing material such as posters, online images, newspaper ads, television ads, e-mails and social media content. Waiver forms/ model releases are the responsibility of the entrant and must be available in the event the photo is selected as a winning photograph.


With regard to any photograph submitted to this Contest, the owner of the photo’s copyright retains all copyright. By uploading any photograph to the Contest, you grant (or warrant that the owner of such materials expressly grants) C-Tow a world-wide, royalty-free, irrevocable and non-exclusive right and license to use, copy, adapt, transmit, communicate, publicly display and perform, distribute and create compilations and derivative works or merchandise from any such submitted photograph to promote the Contest. You represent and warrant that you have the right to grant the license set out above. In the event copyright of any photograph submitted by an eligible entrant belongs to a minor, permission to enter the photo in the Contest, reprint, publish, or otherwise reproduce the images, as described above, must have been obtained, from the child’s parent or guardian prior to entry of the photograph in the Contest.


Contest opens on May 1st, 2023 and closes at midnight EST on September 15, 2023. All photographic entries must be uploaded by 11:59 p.m. EST on September 15, 2022

Entries submitted through fraudulent means or in any way tampered with, incorrect, unclear, forged, mutilated, illegible, indecipherable or mechanically reproduced may be disqualified at the sole discretion of the Contest Sponsor and/or the judging panel (referenced below).

All entries become the property of the Contest Sponsor and will not be returned. The Contest Sponsor is not responsible for entries lost, late, misdirected, illegible or delayed for any reason.


The winners will be selected by a panel of C-Tow judges.

All photographs submitted to the Contest will be reviewed by C-Tow and the Contest winners will be selected by C-Tow representatives. All decisions of the judging panel are final.


The Contest Sponsor is not responsible for any failure of the website during this Contest. Nor is it responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions of computer online systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software or any e-mail, online or internet entry lost due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet or at any website or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer or property related to or resulting from playing or downloading any material in the promotion.


The chances of winning a prize will depend on the number of eligible photographs received and the evaluation of the photographs by the judging panel.


Winners will receive no compensation, credit or prizing other than as disclosed in these Rules or otherwise provided at the sole discretion of the Contest Sponsor. Prizes are not transferable; no prize substitutions or equivalents are permitted, except by the Contest Sponsor at its sole discretion. In all cases, the Contest Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value for any of the Contest Prizes.


All prizes must be accepted as awarded and may not be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion, sold, redeemed for cash, combined with any other promotion, exchanged for a different prize.

By accepting a prize, the prize winner agrees to hold the Contest Sponsor, C-Tow and their respective agencies, affiliates, parent(s), subsidiaries, agents, advertising and promotion agencies and anyone else involved in the development, production or handling of the Contest and their respective directors, officers, employees and assigns, harmless against any and all claims and liability arising out of acceptance or use of a prize.

Any litigation respecting the conduct and awarding of a prize in this Contest in Québec may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux for a ruling. Any litigation respecting the awarding of a prize may be submitted to the Régie only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement. Void where prohibited by law.


By participating in the Contest, each Entrant agrees to be bound by these Contest Rules and Regulations. In the event of any disagreement as to whether a person is an Entrant, a potential winner or a winner, or as to the qualification of any Entrant, potential winner or winner to, or the adequacy of any prize or any substitute prize, the decision of the Contest Sponsor will be final. For Residents of Quebec Only: Any litigation respecting the conduct or organization of a publicity contest may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux for a ruling.

Photo Entry via Email

If you took photos while out of service, please submit your entries to info@c-tow.ca. Make sure to include the following:


Phone Number


The subject of the email should be [Name] – C-Tow Photo Contest 2023.

**Be sure to replace [Name] with your actual name.**

You can optionally include which categories your photos best fit into:

#BoatsGoingFast, #BoatsGoingSlow, #BoatsAtAnchor, #BoatsAtTheDock, #SinkingBoat, #TowingBoats, #OldBoats, #NewBoats, #BigBoats, #LittleBoats, #PeopleAndBoats, #PetsAndBoats, #BoatsAndBoatsAndBoats