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Don’t miss your chance to enter BC SPCA’s Wildlife-in-Focus photography contest
If you’re an amateur photographer with an eye for wildlife, don’t miss out on your chance to see your best photo featured in the BC SPCA’s fifth annual Wildlife-In-Focus Photography Contest.
Digital photos are being accepted until Sept. 30 in the contest, which raises funds for 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.
This rehabilitation centre is considered one of the best of its kind anywhere in Canada or North America and all of the money raised will go towards ensuring sick and injured animals can recover in a beautiful and serene setting.
“With the nation’s greatest diversity of wildlife in our own province, we are excited to help backyard and amateur photographers showcase these amazing animals,” says Sara Dubois, manager of wildlife services for the BC SPCA.
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.
“It’s a testament to the calibre of photos that are entered,” said Dubois.
Prizes will be awarded for the top three photos in each of two categories: Wild Settings and Backyard Habitats.
The contest is open to all adult (age 14 years and up) backyard and amateur photographers residing in B.C.
Learn more about this year’s contest and see winners from past contests at spca.bc.ca/wildlife-in-focus.
The annual contest encourages participants to explore greenspaces, roadsides, beaches and even backyards to find striking images that represent the resiliency of local wildlife living at the interface with humans.
Wildlife includes free-living birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, fish and insects, but not exotic, feral or domestic animals, or wildlife in zoos or rehabilitation facilities.
Dubois reiterated that you don’t have to be an experienced photographer or have had your photography recognized in the industry to enter the contest, said Dubois.
It’s a contest designed for amateur photographers to showcase their work, have some fun and help a worthy cause at the same time, she said.
For more information about the contest email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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