Capture the beauty of South Port

The Rotary Arts District challenges amateur photographers to capture the beauty of South Port in a new photo contest.

Picture this: you take a photo and win a prize for capturing the beauty of Port Alberni’s Rotary Arts District.

The Rotary Arts District is holding a photo contest to celebrate all that is beautiful in the blocks between the Rollin Arts Centre and Harbour Quay. Enter a photo in one of five categories to have a chance to win tickets and gift certificates from the artsy venues on Argyle Street.

“We are hoping this contest will encourage people in Port Alberni to see the Rotary Arts District with fresh eyes, to come to this part of town and see the real beauty that is here,” says Teresa Bird, chair of the Rotary Arts District Get People Here Task Force.

“We want to promote and attract people to this area, to appreciate the variety and depth of the fine arts that are beginning to congregate here.”

The contest is open to amateur photographers of all ages and photographs can be submitted in one of five categories: people, the natural environment, buildings, abstract (show your artsy side!) and a photo manipulated with software.

The winners will be judged by a panel of photographers and announced at the inaugural RAD Light Up Your HeART event planned for Dec. 1.

To enter, e-mail your photo along with your name, phone number and the category to: rotaryartsdistrict@gmail.com and write “photo contest” in the subject line.

Enter as often as you like. Photos should have been taken in 2012. By entering, participants agree to allow the Rotary Arts District to use the photos for promotional purposes.

For more information, or to get involved in the Rotary Arts District, e-mail: rotaryartsdistrict@gmail.com.

Just Posted

City of Port Alberni agreed to three-year extension of track surface

Bob Dailey Stadium track has experienced ‘degradation and tears’ since resurfacing in 2013

Could Thunder in the Valley roar at Alberni’s airport once more?

City of Port Alberni offered Stamp Avenue as a temporary solution

John Douglas looks forward to a “healthier” Port Alberni

Douglas has resigned from his position at the Port Alberni Shelter Society to run for mayor

Alberni weightlifter heads to world championship

Dhaliwal is ranked second in the Pan Americas and fifth overall in the world

Wildfire crews gain upper hand on Arbutus Ridge fire

Controlled burning helping to contain fire: Coastal Fire Centre

‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin has died

Publicist Gwendolyn Quinn reports Franklin passed Thursday at 9:50 a.m. at her home in Detroit

B.C. RCMP say Kinder Morgan protest camp to be dismantled today

RCMP say they will enforce a court injunction today and remove Trans Mountain pipeline protesters who have been camped outside a Kinder Morgan terminal in Burnaby.

Altidore nets 3 as Toronto drubs Whitecaps 5-2

Vancouver falls 7-4 on aggregate in Canadian Championship final

Ottawa intervenes to get B.C. ball player, 13, to Little League World Series

Before immigration issue was resolved, Dio Gama was out practicing the game he loves Wednesday

Pet goldfish invades small B.C. lake

Pinecrest Lake is located between Whistler and Squamish

Mounties deployed to help B.C. communities affected by wildfires

RCMP officers heading to places particularly within central, northern and southern B.C.

Quebec sets aside $900 million for companies hurt by U.S. tariffs

Premier Philippe Couillard says his government will make $863 million available over five years

B.C. company patents Sasquatch, the country’s first homegrown hops plant

Created by Hops Connect, Sasquatch hops are being grown commercially for the first time in B.C.

Most Read