Camera club hosting annual show

The West Kootenay Camera Club (WKCC) is celebrating a special year, marking the 25th anniversary of its annual photo show.

The West Kootenay Camera Club (WKCC) is celebrating a special year, marking the 25th anniversary of its annual photo show.

The show is a juried event with Canadian Association ofor Photographic Art (CAPA) qualified judges from varied backgrounds in both photography and the world of art. This year’s judges are from Spokane and Kelowna.

The event is scheduled to coincide with the Castlegar SunFest Weekend, June 4-7.

All photographs will be on display at the Kootenay Gallery in Castlegar, from June 5-13.

An open house will take place at the Kootenay Gallery on Friday, June 5 from 6-9 p.m., during which time visitors will be invited to cast a vote for $1 for the People’s Choice Award and have the opportunity to win the loonie prize.

The West Kootenay Camera Club invites photographers of all ages, members and non-members, to enter their images for the 2015 Annual Photo Show. Photographers can enter their photos in nine different categories: Wildlife, Nature, Human Interest, Creative Images, Flowers, Plants or Fruit, Portraiture, Architecture, Travel and an Open category.

Ribbons are awarded to the first, second and third place winning photos in each category, including the youth categories.

This year, the WKCC is hosting  a youth category in celebration of its 25 anniversary, inviting youth, aged 6-15, to participate in a youth competition. Kids aged 6-10 are invited to each enter one 4” x 6” photo of a “Pet or Pets,” and, youth, aged 11 to 15 are invited to enter one 4” x 6” photo of “Friends.”

The deadline for entries is April 30 before 4 p.m.

Entries can be submitted to various locations: Kel Printing in Castlegar, Doell Photography in Trail and Vogue Photography in Nelson.

For more information, entry forms, contest rules and regulations, including the number of photos accepted please visit, www.westkootenaycameraclub.com.