Monday, July 29, 2013
Photography contest deadline Sept 30
Released by Lori Chortyk, Van SPCA
Last year’s winners included Courtenay resident, Stephen Williamson, who won first place in the Wild Settings (bear) category and Peachland resident, Tania Simpson who won first place in the Backyard Habitats category (below).
hether you’re spending your summer vacation relaxing in your backyard or adventuring into the B.C. wilderness, the BC SPCA wants to show off your best B.C. wildlife pictures.
Amateur photographers can enter the fifth annual Wildlife-In-Focus Photography Contest by submitting digital photos until Sept. 30. The contest is a fundraiser supporting the society’s Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (Wild ARC) on southern Vancouver Island, where more than 2,500 orphaned and injured wild animals are cared for every year.
Some of the photos entered in previous contests have been featured in the BC SPCA’s AnimalSense and Bark! magazines, local newspapers and even a book City Critters: Wildlife in the Urban Jungle, authored by local journalist Nicholas Read. Dubois notes, "It's a testament to the calibre of photos that are entered."
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