Photo contest launched for cultural project

  • Mar. 16, 2011 8:00 a.m.

Recently, a taskforce with representatives from over 30 local arts, cultural and heritage organizations was formed to create a Cultural Plan for the Sooke Region.

The planning document will be used by local organizations and various levels of government to move forward together in support of a dynamic arts and cultural sector.

For the document to have visual and artistic appeal, the taskforce would like to include photographs of local community activities focused on the arts, culture and heritage.

A contest has been announced to find a collection of photos that capture the vibrancy of Sooke’s year-round cultural scene.

Contest details:

Photos should be of recent arts, cultural or heritage activitiestake advantage of the upcoming festival and events season and snapsome shots.

Prizes of $50  to $100 will be awarded to winning entries as determined by a panel of taskforce members.

Photo contest is open from March 15 to October 15, 2011.

To  participate:

Submit high resolution digital photos (at least 300 pixels/inch resolution, and 3800 pixels in width) in jpg format or submit analog photos to the Sooke News Mirror office. Both digital and physical prints should be clearly marked “Cultural Planning Photo Contest.” Analog photos will not be returned unless accompanied by a stamped and self-addressed envelope.

By submitting a photo for contest consideration, the owner grants permission for use in Sooke Region Cultural Planning Project materials.

Photographers must have the explicit permission of any individuals identified in the photograph for their image to be distributed.

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