Youth competition helps mark camera club anniversary

In celebration of the club’s anniversary, it will host a youth competition.

Submitted to the Castlegar News

The West Kootenay Camera Club is celebrating a special year, marking the 25th anniversary of its annual photo show. The photo show will take place June 5 to 12 at the Kootenay Gallery in Castlegar, coinciding with Sunfest.

In celebration of the club’s anniversary, it will host a youth competition.

The annual photo show is a juried event with qualified judges from varied backgrounds in both photography and the world of art. This year’s judges are from Spokane and Kelowna.

The West Kootenay Camera Club invites photographers of all ages, members and non-members, to enter their image.

Photographers can enter their photos in nine categories: wildlife, nature, human interest, creative images, flowers, plants or fruit, portraiture, architecture, travel and an open category. Ribbons are awarded to first, second and third prize photos in each category.

Budding photographers aged six to 15 are invited to participate in the youth competition. Youth aged six to ten can enter one 4” x 6” photo of a pet or pets and youth aged 11 to 15 can enter one 4” x 6” photo of friends. Ribbons will be awarded for the winners of first, second and third in each age category.

The deadline for entries is April 30 at 4 p.m. Entries can be submitted to: Kel Print in Castlegar, Doell Photography in Trail, or Vogue Photography in Nelson.

You’re invited to view the display of all photographs at the Kootenay Gallery. The official opening of the event will take place on Friday, June 5 from 7 to 9 p.m.  Throughout the weekend, visitors to the gallery can vote for one loonie to help select the People’s Choice Award. The winner of the loonie prize draw will win a framed photograph by one of the club members.

For more information, entry forms, contest rules and regulations, visit westkootenaycameraclub.com.


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