How to submit photos for consideration

Okanagan Woman loves to showcase the talents of Okanagan photographers, models, hair, makeup and wardrobe artists.


We look for style and creativity in the fashion photo submissions. Sure, we’re looking for technical quality, clarity, and composition, but even more, we are looking for stunning – the WOW factor!


So, get your creative juices flowing! The criteria is simple: The team members – model, hair and makeup artist, photographer – must live in the Okanagan and if the photo is taken outdoors.... yes, you guessed it - the location must be somewhere in our beautiful valley!


Deadlines for submission to each issue are: Spring - Jan 20; Summer - April 20; Fall - July 20; Winter Oct 20.


*Tip to help get your photo published - your photos should be portrait, clear, high resolution and fabulous!       

Please limit your submissions to five photos or less for each issue.

Photos should be submitted by email to You may send your photos in low resolution for initial review, if your photo is selected for publication you will be contacted and high-resolution images will be requested.

All files should be sent as JPEG file attachments in CMYK. 

Final photos (those chosen for publication) must be at least 300 dpi at 8” x 10” size.

PDFs, links to online slideshows, or photographs in the body of the email will not be accepted. Attachments only please.

We can accept large files, up to 10 MB. If you wish to submit larger files, please contact the office for information about access to our secure upload site.

Include all team credits with your submission. If your model(s) are agency represented, be sure to specify the agency’s name in the credits.

Provide your name and address and links to your website for linking purposes to help promote your work.

With respect to our publication, we require only unpublished, original work. If your submission is accepted, it is mandatory that no other promotion of these images occurred prior to the release of the subsequent magazine issue.


If your photo(s) are selected for publication, we will require a signed model release form that you will find by clicking the link here:  model release form 


By submitting your contribution you warrant that it does not infringe on any law.

You agree that the photo is your own original work and that you are allowed to make it available for print in Okanagan Woman magazine, its marketing material and websites. 

You agree that the photo has not been printed in any other publication or websites.

Once published by Okanagan Woman, you agree that Okanagan Woman may use these images for publication in any of their marketing media.