Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2018 Wildlife-In-Focus contest. The contest raised $17,586 for wildlife in need at the BC SPCA's Wild ARC
, which cares for more than 3,000 injured and orphaned wild animals a year.
Congratulations to our People's Choice Award winner, Izabelle Stevens, and to all our top 52 photographers - their photos will be featured on an exclusive deck of Wildlife-In-Focus playing cards available for purchase in mid-late October. The judge's winning picks will also be determined in October - stay tuned! Next year's contest will open July 2019
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Photographs will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact and artistic merit. First prize - one photo from each category (Backyard Habitats, Wild Settings) will be published as a feature in a future issue of AnimalSense magazine, plus winners will receive a gift item. Second and third prizes will be awarded and may include gift certificates and gift items.
People's Choice Award
The photo with the most votes will be awarded the People's Choice Award. The top 52 photos with the most votes (including the People's Choice) will be featured on an exclusive Wildlife-In-Focus deck of cards. Winners will receive a complementary deck of cards, and additional decks will be available for purchase.
Above: The 2017 deck of cards featuring our People's Choice Award winner, Carolyn Matt from Vancouver. Her photo of an eagle raised $1,090 for Wild ARC.
This year's exciting prize sponsors include: Canadian Geographic, Lens & Shutter, LUSH, NatureKids BC, Outdoor Photography Canada.
* Banner photos courtesy of Tony Markle, Elayne Rosa, Stephen Lustig, and Colin Franks