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.