Signs of the Season Photo Contest

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Many in Canada’s eastern provinces are beginning to see robins and snowdrops – the first signs of Spring; some westerners are already seeing daffodils. Of course seasonal signs are the result of many factors – including your place on the globe, your cultural and historical contexts as well as changing climates and migration patterns. Costa Rica is heading into rainy season come May. In Australia March is the beginning of Autumn.

Send us your photographs of your signs of seasonal change. And send along an explanatory description/story as well. All photos will be posted on the Transnational Ecologies pages and the best ones will be featured on the NiCHE main page. Transnational Ecologies offers 3 prizes of $50 each for the best in the following categories: (1) surprise (2) creativity (3) beauty.


  • This competition is open to NiCHE members worldwide. NiCHE membership is free and there is no fee for entering this contest.
  • You must be the photographer and owner of the copyright for any image entered.
  • You can submit a maximum of three images to this contest.
  • You will retain copyright of your entries at all times and will always be credited alongside your picture. By entering this competition, you grant NiCHE the right use your photograph for promotional or educational purposes.
  • Full time employees of NiCHE and members of the NiCHE executive are not eligible
  • Results are at the sole discretion of the judges and cannot be appealed. Not all prizes will necessarily be awarded.
  • The deadline for entry is 1st May 2010.

Featured image: Snowdrops by Laura Jean Cameron.

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Laura Jean Cameron is a Professor in the Department of Geography and Planning at Queen’s University, Kingston, and coordinates the Sonic Arts of Place Lab. As a Canada Research Chair in Historical Geographies of Nature (2003-2012), her work has investigated a range of field sciences as place-based practices and as cultural encounters. Before arriving at Queen’s, she held a Junior Research Fellowship in Historical Geography at Churchill College, Cambridge (1999-2002). She is the author of Openings: A Meditation on History, Method and Sumas Lake, McGill-Queen's University Press, 1997 and co-author with John Forrester of Freud in Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2017. She also co-edited Emotion, Place and Culture, Ashgate, 2009 and Rethinking the Great White North: Race, Nature and the Historical Geographies of Whiteness, UBC Press, 2011. Currently she enjoys writing in various genres about fieldwork, emotions and nature, collaborating on sound installations, and hosting the Fireplace Series: Interdisciplinary Conversations, a podcast series you can listen to here:

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