The Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society’s Fishing the West Coast Photography Contest and Archive Project is now open for submissions until November 30, 2018.
Photographs taken in 2018 depicting Canada’s West Coast commercial fishing industry are welcomed for submission into the contest; all photos will be added to the Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society Archive Collection, to help us document the commercial fishery, and to collect stories and experiences to share with the public of today and tomorrow.
A special exhibit of a selected photographs (judged per category, and selected through “People’s Choice”) will be displayed in the Cannery from February to April 2019.
Entry forms and details on the contest rules can be found here. The top three photographs from the following categories will be selected by a panel of judges. A final selection of three photographs chosen by the public will be chosen for the “People’s Choice”, to complete the photographs to be exhibited.
1. 2018 Feature Category: This year’s theme is the “The Big Run”, in honour of the large amount of sockeye salmon that are expected to return to the Fraser River in 2018, a dominant year in the four-year cycle.
2. General Category: This category is for images that relate to the general theme of West Coast fishing, such as: commercial fishing in action, aspects of the waterfront, people engaging in fishing activities, fish , behind the scenes of fishing processing , and images of the Cannery.
3. Youth Category: This category is for images that relate to the general theme of West Coast fishing, and is limited to photographers who are eighteen (18) years of age or less.
Check out the website at photocontest.gulfofgeorgiacannery.org for full contest details.