Capture the Wild Photography Contest!
Let’s go wild this summer by enjoying B.C.’s parks! They are spectacular places full of protected wilderness, rich biodiversity and beauty. Show your love through CPAWS-BC’s Capture the Wild Photo Contest. Grab your camera, go outside, and capture the amazing beauty that the best place on Earth has to offer!
RSVP and pay your entry fee through http://www.meetup.com/CPAWSBC/events/72215942/
Enter your photo in one of the following categories:
Family and Fun: Parks are great places for family outings. Show us your best shot of your family outdoors this summer enjoying a park or wilderness area. We’re surrounded by amazing landscapes.
Walk on the Wild Side: Like to walk on the wild side in B.C.’s parks? Mountain climbing, white water rafting, long distance trekking – show us your challenge with an action shot.
Under the Water: Go for a dive and capture the unparalleled beauty of B.C.’s coastal waters. Share a glimpse of the many spectacular creatures that live in these truly unique ecosystems.
Nature up Close: There’s nothing like soaring mountain peaks, cool forest glades, calm lakes, rippling streams and quiet trails to sooth the soul, reduce stress and renew energy levels. Show us your favourite way to rejuvenate body and soul – on a hammock in the woods, at a misty lake at dawn, from an awe-inspiring lookout, or once-in-a-lifetime wildlife encounter.
Enter for your chance to win these great prizes:
A trip for two on the Prince of Whales Whale Watching Tour. Tour through the beautiful Southern Strait of Georgia- an area CPAWS-BC is currently trying to protect - where magnificent pods of orcas play and chase salmon, and lush underwater kelp forests and glass sponge reefs provide nurseries for a vast array of marine life. This is the ultimate adventure for B.C. ocean lovers!
4 day passes to the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Walk with your friends and family through the canopy of soaring Douglas Firs and look down upon the Capilano River 70 metres below. You will be inspired by the beauty of the West Coast rainforest.
Early Bird Prize: All photographs received before August 1st, 2012 will be considered for the early-bird contest. The winning photograph will be featured on the cover of BC Nature magazine, along with an article highlighting the photographer.
This contest is open to all BC residents. Professional nature photographers and amateurs with DSLR equipment are encouraged to enter, as are point-and-shoot users and camera-phone artists.
Participants will pay a $10 entry fee through Paypal on the Meetup.com event for each photograph entered into the contest. Applicants will pay up front when contributing their photographs. If you intend to submit more than one photograph, kindly adjust the payment amount accordingly ($20=two photographs, $30=three photographs, etc.) before submitting. In case applicants do not have Paypal accounts, they can send a check or drop off cash at the CPAWSBC Office in Vancouver Downtown at 410 - 698 Seymour St.
The contest will run from June 19 until October 1, 2012. The early bird prize deadline is August 1st.
Due to the nature of Meetup events (does not allow post-event new attendees), we will announce photo contest events in two-week intervals leading up to the end date. This will allow more contestants to enter the event. If you have already donated and uploaded pictures to one event, you don't need to sign up for another one. Following the close of the campaign, entries from all the photo events will be combined before we proceed to the judging stage.
1. Please sign up with Meetup.com and RSVP for the Capture the Wild photo contest event in order to take part in the contest. There will be a new chance to sign up every two weeks up until October 1st, so please check back regularly.
2. Upload your photos to the Meetup event photo album created for the contest. If you want to send in your entries earlier, kindly email them to email@example.com. Please include your name and the category in both the file name and picture description. Uploaded files must be in Jpeg format.
Please note we will not meet in person through a Meetup event as this is a virtual contest that will last from June 19 to October 1, 2012.
Judges will be designated to choose the winner of each category. Initial judging will be done by a panel once the contest closes. The panel will select five finalists for each category. There will be online voting on the CPAWS-BC Facebook page to select the winner. Winners will receive their prize at the fall-wrap up party.
Terms and Conditions
CPAWS BC will retain the use of entries and reserves the right to publish all photographs and/or use them in any type of promotion or advertising including newsletter, display, website or promotional material without compensation to the photographer. Photographers will be given photo credit whenever possible.