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As part of the annual release of our province’s most popular baby names, Alberta parents whose children were born in Alberta during 2021, are invited to submit photographs of their babies to us.

The Alberta government intends to use the baby photos in a visual presentation during a media event to announce the most popular baby names of 2021.

How to submit your photo

Photos may be submitted through the Alberta government social media channels starting
March 22 until June 9, 2022 11:59 pm.

Read the terms and conditions below and submit your photo using our TwitterFacebook, or Instagram sites.

Photo terms and conditions

By submitting a photo to the Government of Alberta, you are deemed to agree with the terms and conditions below.

Personal eligibility

By submitting a photo, you confirm that:

  • you are the parent or legal guardian of the child depicted in the photo
  • the child in the photo was born in Alberta in 2021
  • you own the copyright in the photo and have the legal authority to submit the photo for use by the Government of Alberta

Photo eligibility

Submissions may take the form of any commonly accepted digital format, such as JPEG. Submitted photos should be between 5 MB and 25 MB in size to allow adequate resolution for presentation.

Submissions must not include any identifying information, such as name or date of birth, or identifiable family members.

Submissions must not include any third party trademarks, brands or logos, for example, company name or logo, and sports team name or logo.

The Government of Alberta reserves the right to exclude any photos from the presentation for any reason whatsoever, including but not limited to:

  • lack of space in the slide presentation
  • poor image quality or resolution
  • inclusion of identifying information
  • inclusion of trademarks, brands or logos
  • any negative, offensive, or inappropriate content

Personal information

By submitting a photo, you acknowledge that Service Alberta may use your personal information, including photos and social media usernames (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram), for the purposes of the news conference and as described in these terms and conditions.

Up until the time of the news conference, you can inform Service Alberta you do not wish to have a submitted photograph used, and the photograph will be deleted.

The personal information is collected for the purpose of serving as a visual aid for a news conference announcing the most popular baby names in Alberta in 2021. The collection is authorized by section 33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Alberta). For questions about the collection of personal information, contact us.

Photos will be stored in a government database and used to create a slideshow presentation that will be shown publicly at a date to be determined, later in 2022. Photos may be altered in order to meet slideshow formatting requirements. The slideshow will not include any identifying information. All photos and other personal information collected will be deleted following the presentation.

Photos should be submitted using the Government of Alberta’s social media channels.

Terms of use

By submitting a photo, you confirm that you own the copyright in the photo and authorize the Government of Alberta, including its employees, agents and other third parties it may authorize on its behalf to use, copy, reproduce, publish, modify, adapt, and communicate the photo to the public for the purpose of the news conference. You acknowledge that media will be present at the news conference and may reproduce portions of the slideshow in its footage shown to the public.

By submitting a photo and communicating with the Government of Alberta through a social media platform, you understand and agree that you are subject to all Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Terms of Use.

Disclaimer and limitation of liability

The Government of Alberta, including its employees, agents and other third parties it may authorize on its behalf, will not be liable for any claim arising from your participation in this campaign, including without limitation the collection, use, storage, or disposal of any personal information, including photographs. The Government of Alberta makes no representations or warranties with respect to the authenticity of any photos collected and used in the news conference.


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Email: [email protected]

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