BC SPCA’s annual Wildlife-in-Focus photography contest is back!
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BC SPCA’s annual Wildlife-in-Focus photography contest is back!

July 2, 2024

The BC SPCA invites the public to participate in its 16th annual Wildlife-in- Focus photography contest running July 2 through 22.

Amateur photographers 14 years and older can submit their awe-inspiring images of owls, eagles, foxes, bees, whales, and other amazing creatures until July 22. You can enter as many times as you like and there is no entry fee.

“Wildlife-in-Focus celebrates the incredible variety of wild animals who call B.C. home,” says BC SPCA wild animal welfare specialist Nadia Xenakis. “It is also a great opportunity for British Columbians to showcase engaging with natural spaces in an ethical and responsible way, all while helping wild animals at Wild ARC.”

2023 Wildlife-in-Focus first place winner Backyard Habitats. Photo credit: Andrew Harnden

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

2023 Wildlife-in-Focus first place winner Wildlife Settings. Photo credit: June Szasz

There is also a donate-to-vote option for a People’s Choice Award – the 12 photos with the most votes and the top 3 from each category will be featured in a limited-edition Wildlife-in-Focus pack of greeting cards and have the chance to be featured on a limited edition tote bag – available for purchase  after the contest closes.

2023 Wildlife-in-Focus winner People’s Choice. Photo credit: Anabelle Wee

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