Fill out your name, email, city and country in the form. Write the title of the submission in the title text input.
Write the summary of the submission in the message text input along with the categories and tags of the submission. For the actual submission, attach it as a word document using the Upload files button.
Please add the pictures and embed any links within the word document and format it how you would like it displayed on our website.
What you write about is up to you (so long as it meets our acceptable use policy, see below). The idea is to describe your day working in geography as a geospatial professional we want to hear about your working day, the kind of tasks you undertake, what you do if you are in the field, what other organizations you work with, how important you feel your work is, why you got involved in that specific area, why you wanted to be a geographer/geospatial professional, who inspired you to pursue a geographic education, etc.
Remember, readers might not understand all the specialist terms we use, so try to keep your language accessible and briefly define the terms you use if it’s appropriate to do so. Depending on your employment, you might not be able to share certain details about your company or the projects you are working on. Please check with your managers or supervisors to see if this is the case. You can also contribute posts that do not mention specific locations, companies or individuals.
Including photographs and pictures with your entries is a great way of making them more attractive; however a number of points need to be considered with regard to copyright. An image will have a copyright holder, and so it is important to be sure that we have permission to use that image. There are three common types of image that are acceptable for use.
1. Images in the public domain these are images that are explicitly available for use free of copyright. A good example are images licensed under Creative Commons. A number of such images can be found using this search engine.
2. Images for which the author is the copyright holder (your own photographs or drawings)
3. Other images used with clear permission. Generally, if you find an image in a web page, there will be a part of the site which details copyright ownership. It is extremely important to ensure that you have permission from the copyright holder before you use an image on your Day of Geography entry. Please be sure to include a copyright note at the end of the caption for each illustration used in an entry. Images which do not give clear indication of copyright ownership and permission will be removed. For more information on copyright and seeking permission please visit the Canadian Intellectual Property Office website.
Fill out your name, email, city and country in the form.
Write the title of the video submission in the title text input. Write the summary of the video submission in the message text input (optional).
Include the video submission as either a link in the message text input or attached as an mp4 file.
***Please note the Copyright policy extends to video submissions***
Day of Geography is moderated by volunteers. Submissions will not be accepted that are irrelevant, defamatory, obscene, abusive, threatening, or an invasion of privacy. Derogatory remarks or innuendo towards any individual or group, including those that may be construed as offensive by any individual of a certain race, gender, sexual orientation, or religion, are not acceptable. The decisions of the moderators are final.