Photo contest wants shots that show an inclusive community

SPARC BC is inviting photographers from across B.C. to participate

SPARC BC is inviting photographers from across B.C. to submit photos that demonstrate what an accessible and inclusive community looks like to them.

Through this initiative, organizers say the objective is to encourage and stimulate discussion about what it means to be a truly accessible and inclusive community.

Do you know anyone who might be interested?

SPARC BC is looking for:

• Amateur photographers

• Students (including photography students)

• Professional photographers

• Photographers who have a disability

Prizes:

• Four grand prizes of $500 will be awarded to the photo that is judged “best” in each of the categories–amateur, professional, student and persons with disabilities.

• In addition, 20 prizes of $100 each will be awarded to photos for creativity, insight and excellence in demonstrating what it means to be a truly accessible and inclusive community.

The goal:

The goal of this contest is to show what it means to be an accessible and inclusive community by using images and stories from across British Columbia that help to challenge stereotypes and speak to genuine inclusion.

The photos will be used to start conversations in communities across B.C. about accessibility and inclusion.

Winning entries will be announced as part of SPARC BC’s annual Access Awareness Day – the first Saturday in June.

Submission requirements:

• Submissions must be received at SPARC BC by 4:30 p.m. on May 9, 2014

• A high resolution photo (minimum resolution of 3,000 x 2,400 pixels for digital entries)

• Amateur entries do not have to meet minimum resolution requirements

• A short description of how you believe the photo demonstrates inclusion

• A short bio-sketch about yourself and your areas of interest

• Completed Terms of Agreement and consent form attached

If you would like to have more information about this initiative, please contact Alla Timofeyeva at 604-718-7735, or go to: www.sparc.bc.ca. You can also email: mycommunity@sparc.bc.ca, or mail to SPARC BC at 4445 Norfolk Street, Burnaby, B.C., V5G 0A7.