Photographers of all skill levels are encouraged to submit their work to this year’s B.C. SPCA Wildlife-In-Focus photo contest.
Those with an eye for the outdoors have until Aug. 31 to enter the competition.
“This unique contest encourages British Columbians 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. Grab your cameras, get orders, and help wild animals too!” the B.C. SPCA says in an online write-up.
Pictures will be judged on authenticity, quality of photos, layout, overall effects and artistic merit.
A winner from each section (backyard habitats or wild settings), will be featured in the AnimalSense magazine and will receive a gift.
Second and third place finishes will also receive a prize.
Family and friends will be able to vote with no restrictions on the number of votes placed.
The photos with the top votes will be given the People’s Choice Award and the top 52 pictures will be included in an exclusive Wildlife-In-Focus deck of cards.
Photos may be used on B.C. SPCA products, pamphlets, campaigns, social media, and various other platforms.
The money raised from merchandise sales will go toward food and medical care for animals at the B.C. SPCA’s Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre.
The organization looks after 2,800 injured and parentless wildlife annually.
- Alvin Mutandiro, KamloopsMatters