Lorado Mill Photo Contest

Share your best photos of the Lorado Mill Site! 

SRC's Project CLEANS team is gathering photos of the Former Lorado Mill Site to document ecosystem recovery following remediation completion. We'd like your help! 

Send us your best photos of the tailings area at the former Lorado Mill Site for your chance to win one of three $100 Visa gift cards and SRC branded gear.

Contest rules

  • This contest is only open to residents of the Athabasca Basin.
  • Photos will be accepted until October 31, 2021. 
  • Photos must have been taken at the Lorado Mill Site between 2017-2021. Photos taken before this time frame do not qualify. 
  • Photos must be digital files and not printed copies. They also must be originals (taken by the entrant) and cannot have been submitted to other SRC photo contests (new photos, please!). 
  • Email up to 5 of your best high-resolution digital photos cleans@src.sk.ca at the largest file size you have. You may need to send your photos in separate emails. If you cannot send your photos by email, please contact us to arrange another way to submit your photos.

Read the full Lorado Mill Photo Contest terms and conditions.

Safety

The Former Lorado Mill Site is a remediated uranium mill site that is currently in the monitoring phase. Please take precaution when accessing the site and follow all safety signs. Here are some tips for safely taking photos.

  1. Watch the Ground - No matter where you are standing, be sure to watch the ground. It’s not uncommon for photographers to walk forwards and backwards with their camera to their face, trying to get the perfect distance for the shot. Watch for tripping hazards! Injuries happen when you least expect them.
  2. Keep Your Distance - When taking pictures with animals present, always keep your distance! Use your zoom lens if needed and do not approach wildlife. This is for your safety and the animals too. 
  3. Plan for Weather - When out on a trip, even if you’re just going for an hour or two, always plan for all kinds of weather. Forecasts can be wrong, and weather can change quickly. Electrical storms may be particularly dangerous. Remember- if thunder roars, go indoors! 
  4. Watch for Traffic - Sometimes, you may get very involved in taking a picture and lose track of where you are standing/walking. Watch for vehicle traffic in areas that may have regular vehicle use. Park on the side of a road and check to make sure it is safe before you exit your vehicle. 
  5. Follow Posted Rules - Rules still apply, even when taking that perfect shot! Follow all posted rules of access to areas of concern. Stay clear of water bodies and lakes – it is safer to take pictures from the firm ground. Water bodies pose several risks and hazards that should be avoided. 

how to enter

  1. Download and complete the contest entry form - click here.
  2. Add your name to the file name of the photos you are entering (e.g, LisaSmith-photo 1).
  3. Email your entry form and photos to cleans@src.sk.ca. (If you can't email the photos, please contact cleans@src.sk.ca to arrange another way to submit your photos.) Write "Lorado Photo Contest" in the subject line, along with your name. 

SRC will notify the contest winners and announce the winners, if possible, during community events. Winners will also be announced in the fall issue of the Project CLEANS newsletter. 

prizes

Three winners will be randomly drawn from all eligible entries the week of October 4, 2021 by SRC at SRC’s office in Saskatoon, Sask. The odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received.

faq

We only accept digital files. 

With permission from the contest winners, SRC's Project CLEANS team will use the photos in reports and presentations to document the ecosystem recovery of the tailings cover area at Lorado. No photos submitted will be used without prior permission from the photo owner.

Read the Lorado Mill Photo Contest terms and conditions for more information - click here.

The winners will be announced in the Project CLEANS newsletter.