The South Port Girl Guides hike in Cherry Creek while working on their wildflower badge. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

Alberni Valley Community Foundation is holding a photo contest

Photos will be printed as part of the next Vital Signs publication on quality of life

The Alberni Valley Community Foundation will produce the first “Vital Signs” report since 2015, and is holding a photo contest in advance of the report.

This will be AVCF’s second “Vital Signs” report to the Alberni Valley and will be released in October. The report will examine changes that have impacted community quality of life since 2015, when the Alberni Valley Community Foundation’s first Vital Signs report was released.

Alongside statistics and survey results, the Vital Signs report relies on images to help tell the story of the Alberni Valley. As in 2015, the foundation is hosting a contest to collect images from the community. The photo contest will run through the month of June, with the winning photos receiving cash prizes of $100 (first place), $75 (second place), and $50 (third place) at the October report launch event.

Photos are being solicited in each of the issue areas that the 2018 report will investigate: Arts & Culture, Belonging & Leadership, Children & Youth, Environment, Food, Getting Started in Our Community, Health, Housing, Income Gap, Learning, Recreation, Safety, Seniors, and Work & Economy.

Images submitted should be realistic (painting a true picture of life in the Alberni Valley) portray citizens taking action to improve quality of life in the Alberni Valley, and be reflective of the cultural, economic, and other diversity in the Valley.

Images should be appropriate for print (high resolution). All residents of the Alberni Valley are invited to send their submissions by email to info@albernifoundation.ca by Friday, June 29.

More information about the photo contest, Alberni Valley Community Foundation and Vital Signs is available at www.albernifoundation.ca.

editor@albernivalleynews.com

Just Posted

Port Alberni RCMP have their eyes on impaired drivers

March 17 to 23 is National Impaired Driving Prevention Week

Premier on hand as Paper Excellence finalizes Catalyst Paper purchase

Sale includes Crofton mill, plus mills in Port Alberni and Powell River

Three people deemed heroes after rescuing another in fiery crash on B.C. highway

Two people taken to hospital following head-on collision near Port Alberni

Crews mopping up after burning field Beaver Creek near Port Alberni

Firefighters from three departments, aerial support battled large grass fire

Port Alberni prepares to welcome hundreds of Indigenous youth delegates

Gathering Our Voices event will take place in the Alberni Valley from March 19-22

VIDEO: RCMP ask kids to help name soon-to-be police dogs

13 German shepherd puppies will be born this year

Hackers seek holes in B.C. Hydro power grid, auditor says

System meets standards, but local outages still a concern

Nanaimo RCMP stop cyclist with no helmet, find out he’s wanted for murder

Kyle Antonio Dias, 19, to face second-degree murder charge in Toronto

British Columbia Teachers’ Federation welcomes new leader

Teri Mooring will take over as president this summer

Disappearance of Merritt cowboy now deemed suspicious: police

Ben Tyner was reported missing when his riderless horse was discovered on a logging road

Distillers hope federal budget scraps alcohol escalator tax

Tax hike set for April 1, marking third automatic increase in three years time

Kids found playing darts with syringes in Vancouver Island park

Saanich police is urging people to throw out their syringes properly and safely

BC Ferries has no plans to implement debit for vehicle ticket payments

Debit accepted for foot passengers, on-board purchases for all vessels

‘The whole city has changed:’ B.C. woman in New Zealand reacts to mosque attacks

An expatriate and Muslim students at UBC Okanagan deeply affected by white supremacist shooting

Most Read