Photo contest at the library

Spirit of Nature is the theme of the amateur photo contest held in conjunction with Victoria’s Royal BC Museum

Photography buffs of all ages won’t want to miss the upcoming photo contest at Vancouver Island Regional Library.

Spirit of Nature is the theme of the amateur photo contest held in conjunction with Victoria’s Royal BC Museum.

The contest in one of several events to mark the museum’s opening of The Other Emily: Redefining Emily Carr, an exhibit of one of Canada’s greatest woman artists and explores the artist’s life before her emergence onto the national art scene.

Photo entries will be accepted from amateurs in three different age categories:  children (12 and under), youth (13 to 18), and adults (19+).  Winners will be entered in draws for prizes provided by the Royal BC Museum in the form of admission tickets to the exhibit, and coffee table books on the artist’s work.

All photo entries must be 5” x 7” in size, and one copymust be submitted;  photos will not be returned.  Each person is limited to two entries.

By entering the contest, the amateur photographers agree to have their winning entry published on the VIRL website, displayed in VIRL branches, and at the Royal Museum.

Entries should be dropped off at any VIRL branch, between March 14 and 28, and winners will be notified by April 13.

Winners will be entered in draws for prizes provided by the Royal BC Museum in the form of admission tickets to the exhibit, and coffee table books on the artist’s work.

For photo contest rules and entry forms, please visit your local library branch of Vancouver Island Regional Library or the website at www.virl.bc.ca.