We need high-quality colour images of all kinds of subjects—United Churches, church life and work, liturgical seasons, nature, and landscapes—for some of our resources.
Please see the current calls for photos under Downloads at the bottom of this page. We can’t promise we’ll choose your images, but we do look at all submissions.
Here are some more details and photo tips. Thanks for your help!
United Church bulletin covers are bought and used by hundreds of congregations every year. Your photos can help us make them even better! We especially need images related to the church seasons as well as symbols of church life: Epiphany, Lent, Easter, Palm Sunday, Aboriginal Sunday, etc., plus communion elements, symbols of baptism such as water being poured, etc. For people photos, images need to be universal: hands breaking bread, praying, or lighting a candle; a person walking in the distance; a crowded sanctuary on Christmas Eve, and so on. We print a photographer credit on all bulletins and offer a $100 honorarium for each photo chosen.
The deadline for 2018 bulletin covers was October 30, 2016. Please check back in May 2017 for the 2019 Bulletin Call for Photos.
Take a look at the last Sunday Service Bulletin Sample Book for an idea of how the photos are used.
The eagerly anticipated annual church calendar hangs on many United Church walls. We’re looking for photos from all parts of Canada, unique or traditional, urban or rural. Please send exterior shots of church buildings or worship spaces. Avoid distractions such as hydro wires. We print a photographer credit and offer a $100 honorarium for each photo chosen. Please see the call for calendar photos under Downloads for more information and an entry form.
The deadline for the 2018 calendar is December 30, 2016.
Tips for Submitting Photos
- Make sure images have the right orientation: a vertical format for bulletins, and a horizontal (landscape) format for the calendar.
- High-resolution JPEG, TIFF, or PNG photos can be submitted via our online form or mailed to us on a CD, DVD, or USB key accompanied by a contact sheet or colour printout, your contact information, and details about your photos.
- Send duplicates only—not originals. We can’t accept responsibility for lost or damaged prints or CDs/DVDs/USB keys.