The Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of British Columbia is accepting submissions for a photo competition. Entries should feature images of Canada and reflect themes from the following categories:
Natural world: Nature in action, the Canadian landscape, animals, plants, water resources, geological or climatological features
People and history: Canadian identity, cultural mosaic, indigenous peoples and heritage, multiculturalism
Art, culture and community: Events, activities or creative works connecting Canadians to their history or their cultural heritage and to other cultures worldwide
Science and innovation: Scientific endeavors, research, technology
Human rights and democracy: Democratic and electoral reform, treaty rights
The future of Canada: Sustainability, health and well-being, food security
We strongly encourage amateur as well as professional photographers to enter the contest. Given that we want to portray a variety of perspectives, we especially welcome entries from racialized people, women and Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, people of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities.
There are 3 prizes awarded:
First place: $1,000
Second place: $500
Third place: $250
Several of the photos submitted to this contest will be selected to accompany a series of essays by leading scholars, writers and thought leaders to be published in a book titled Reflections of Canada: Illuminating our Biggest Possibilities and Challenges at 150 Years. The photographers’ names and a brief description of the photographs will accompany the images. Every photographer who has an image published in the book will receive a copy. The three winning photos will also be featured on the Peter Wall Institute web site.
Rob Atkins is a professional photographer. His work has appeared in publications worldwide; his clients include Starbucks Coffee, Microsoft, Google, Harvard University and Time magazine.