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Shutter bunch gearing up for big event

‘The Eagle, the Raven and the Ribcage’ is just one example of the many amazing photographs that have been submitted to the West Kootenay Camera Club’s Photo Show in the past.  - Jim Lawrence photo
‘The Eagle, the Raven and the Ribcage’ is just one example of the many amazing photographs that have been submitted to the West Kootenay Camera Club’s Photo Show in the past.
— image credit: Jim Lawrence photo

Demonstrating the robust health of the photographic arts in this part of the province, a major driving force is gathering momentum on it’s way to its next milestone.

The actual event may not be set for some months yet, but there are some exciting developments involved in this year’s annual photo show by the West Kootenay Camera Club

This year will mark the 23rd installment of the popular show which features submissions by members and non-members alike.

Another great turnout is expected for the visual extravaganza held at Castlegar’s Kootenay Gallery.

If you have photos you take pride in, or maybe have recently acquired some new camera gear and plan to put it to good use, keep the show in mind. Don’t, by the way, be lulled into a state where you think it’s not worth working toward for the next few months. The shot you get tomorrow could be the one that earns accolades in the spring.

The photo show is an annual juried event with qualified judges from varied backgrounds in both photography and the world of art, mostly from B.C. and American camera clubs. The four invited judges bring a great deal of professional expertise to our local event.

The show was born as the club’s Annual Photo Salon in 1991 and had 21 participants with 73 entries. There were only three categories which were Human Interest, Nature and Open. As the years went by, two more categories were added.

The competition was renamed the Annual Photo Show in 1996. The event has since grown to nine categories and the participation really grew from the public, drawing over 270 entries in recent years. Each category holds ribbons for First, Second, Third and in the event of a tie score for Third an Honourable Mention will be awarded.


2013 Photo Show Categories:


1. Wildlife     2. Nature     3. Human Interest     4.  Creative Images   5.  Flowers,  Plants, or Fruit   6.  Portraiture    7.  Architecture   8.  Open     9. Travel  10. Weather

New Entry  Rule Change:


Maximum of 10 entries per person, but no limit of entries per category. More information is available at


Watch for more promotional announcements as the date of the West Kootenay Camera Club’s spring show draws closer… and keep shooting!

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