Monthly Get-Together: Annual Photo Competition

Originally published at: Monthly Get-Together: Annual Photo Competition – Alpine Club of Canada Vancouver Island Section

Thursday, November 10, 2022 at Swan Lake — The Nature House, Victoria

Get ready to submit your photos to the annual photo contest, which will be in-person at Swan Lake as well as online, via Zoom.

Here are the Zoom details:

Time: Nov 10, 2022, 7:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Passcode: 848365

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The photo contest categories are:

VI – Vancouver Island Mountains (with or without people)

AS – Summer Mountain Activity (people active in the mountains – summer)

AW – Winter Mountain Activity (people active in the mountains – winter)

MS – Mountain Scenery (no people)

NA – Nature: flowers, trees, plants, animals, birds, rocks, etc. taken in the mountains

HU – Humour: use your imagination!

YU – Youth photographer – any mountain theme, photographer must be youth

Details for Submissions

You must be a member of the Vancouver Island Section of the Alpine Club of Canada to submit photos.

Deadline for photo submissions is 8 p.m., Monday, November 7, 2022.

Send your photos (maximum of 3 per member) to Brian Parsons at

Please don’t leave your submissions to the last day, as it makes a lot of work for Brian!

Please Note the Following:

Limit of three photos per member to be submitted.
Photos that do not fit category guidelines (see above) may not be entered into the competition.
All submitted pictures must have been taken in a mountain setting within the last year.
If photos are not submitted correctly and on time, they may not make it into the competition

How to Submit an Entry

Email your digital images to Brian Parsons ( by 8 p.m. on Monday, November 7, 2022. No entries will be accepted after this deadline. Brian will try to confirm receipt of all photos by return email. If you do not get confirmation within 48 hours, it is possible that your email has gone astray or Brian is just busy, so please resend or be patient as it might take another day or two!

File Naming — This is Important!

Use the following naming convention for your digital photos:

Category abbreviation-yourname-caption

For example: Phee Hudson’s entry in the Mountain Scenery (MS) category would be named:

Please no commas, special characters, @, * and especially no periods in the file name (except right before the extension). For example: Mt. Cain should be “MtCain” or “Mt_Cain”.

Image Size

Some email programs shrink photos before delivering them, resulting in reduced quality. Send a test file to yourself to make sure you are getting the full-sized image.

To display effectively in the competition each image file should be within these two ranges:

Between 1280 x 1024 and 2048 x 1536 (4:3 ratio)


Between 1920 x 1080 and 2048 x 1152 (16:9 ratio).


Good luck and have fun!