Stanley Park Ecology Society‘s 25th anniversary and Stanley Park’s 125th anniversary are cause for celebration and the SPES would like to do just that by rewarding talented local nature photographers in their new Stanley Park Photo Contest.
Photographers of all skill levels are invited to submit their top pics that feature Stanley Park’s wildlife, nature, special places, and people between April 6th and April 14th, 2013.
Patricia Thomson, SPES Executive Director, said; ‘With a focus on Vancouver’s most beloved Park, this photo contest is a great way for people of all ages and skill levels to get close to nature and learn something new and fascinating about the Park. You never know what wild wonders you might capture!
“People have documented their memories of Stanley Park since it was founded 125 years ago, and to this day the Park still captivates photographers with its picturesque vistas, towering trees and striking wildlife, exactly because of its special location and meaning to the community.”
There are three main categories for the contest (nature, places, people), which will be judged by Paul Colangelo (Vancouver-based wildlife photographer, National Geographic Explorer and member of the International League of Conservation Photographers), Ben Worcester (Juno-award winner, Said the Whale), and yours truly.
All images submitted must be captured within the contest time frame, April 6th to April 14th, so there are bound to be some great opportunities for cherry blossoms, sea wall runners, picnics, budding flowers, and more as the park comes alive for spring. The contest is open to anyone and there is a youth category for anyone up to the age of 18.
Submitted mages will be showcased on SPES website, and the winning entries will be published in the Vancouver Courier and displayed at the Stanley Park Nature House on Lost Lagoon. The top 13 images will also be featured in a special edition 2014 calendar that SPES will sell to raise funds for its conservation and education projects in Stanley Park.
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