This summer, get out with your camera into any of the Central Okanagan’s 28 Regional Parks and snap away. Your best photo might be included in an upcoming exhibit at the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan.
From now until September 30th, amateur photographers aged six and up are invited to submit their best current photos taken in a Regional Park for consideration in the ‘Picture Yourself in a Regional Park’ photo contest.
Digital and print photo entries are welcome. And while there’s no limit to the number of entries you may make, only one winning photo may be selected for the exhibit from each person or household.
Communications Officer Bruce Smith says, “We’ve got a lot of beautiful scenery around us in our Regional Park system, which preserves and protects our unique ecosystems for present and future generations. From water to grasslands to forests, from the smallest of creatures to large species, we’ve got it all. We know people are snapping photos in our parks and we want to show off some of the best and creative pictures in an exhibit planned for the EECO later this year.”
He adds, “The contest is a great opportunity for amateur photographers to get out and explore the wide variety of scenery and settings in our Regional Parks. Take a chance and visit some of those parks that you’ve never been in before. You never know what photographic opportunity will present itself. One thing is certain, if you don’t have your camera, you’ll miss out.”
You can find links to a full list of Regional Parks, their locations and amenities at regionaldistrict.com/parks or you can download a copy of the 2012 Regional Parks Guide or pick up a copy at the EECO, local government offices and visitor centres in the Central Okanagan.
Full contest rules and entry information along with waivers for photos that include people can be accessed online at regionaldistrict.com/parks or you can pick up an entry package at the EECO in Mission Creek Regional Park, Springfield and Durnin Roads.