SPCA Wildlife-in-Focus photo contest underway – Barriere Star Journal

The BC SPCA invites the public to participate in its 14th annual Wildlife-in-Focus photography contest.

Amateur photographers aged 14 and over can submit their awesome images of hummingbirds, bears, bees, seals and other amazing creatures until July 26. You can participate as many times as you want and there is no registration fee.

“Wildlife-in-Focus is a celebration of the incredible diversity of wild animals that call British Columbia home,” says Erin Ryan, BC SPCA Wildlife Welfare Specialist. “Last year, we received over 1,000 entries featuring our province’s most beautiful and fascinating wildlife.

Previous contest entries were featured in the BC SPCA’s Animal Sense and Bark! magazines, BC SPCA educational materials, local newspapers, websites and social media. Prizes will be awarded to the top three photos, as determined by the judges in each of the two categories: Wild Settings and Backyard Habitats.

There’s also a donation option to vote for a People’s Choice Award – the 13 photos with the most votes will be featured in a limited-edition Wildlife-in-Focus desk calendar. Additionally, the judge’s top picks will be featured in an exclusive puzzle, both available for purchase after the contest closes at: shop.spca.bc.ca.

In 2021, Wildlife-In-Focus raised more than $34,000 for specialty diets, treatments, blankets and other supplies to support wildlife rehabilitation at the BC SPCA’s Wild ARC, where more than 3,000 Injured and orphaned wild animals are cared for each year. .

All wildlife photos entered must be taken in British Columbia and submitted digitally. “Fauna” includes free-living birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, fish and insects, but not exotic, wild or domesticated animals, or wildlife in zoos, aquariums or rehabilitation facilities .

For contest details, visit: spca.bc.ca/wildlife-in-focus.

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