Photo: Gavin Johnstone

Capturing the Coast

The Capturing the Coast photo contest is designed to celebrate the natural world, the people, and the unknowns of Vancouver Island’s wild west coast. Photographs entered into the contest should inspire people to explore, adventure, and respect the region, and highlight the importance of stewardship and conservation. Proceeds from the event directly support the Raincoast Field School for local youth. 

Congratulations to Melody Charlie on her big win this year!
($1,000 & 2 nights accommodation at Wickaninnish Inn)

Photo: Andrew McCurdy

Slideshow Showdown Winners:
1st: Melody Charlie
2nd: Kyler Vos
3rd: Graeme Owsianski

Jeremy Koreski
Melody Charlie
Kyler Vos
TJ Watt
Graeme Owsianski

Landscape Photo Winner: Jeff Reynolds
Landon Sveinson
Dane Stabel
Jeff Reynolds
Jeff George
Owen Perry

Wildlife Photo Winner: Sarah Powell
Paul Freimuth
Dane Stabel
Sarah Powell

People Photo Winner: Owen Perry
Bryanna Bradley
Jeff Reynolds
Owen Perry
Samita Manhas
Santiago de Hoyos

The Unknown Photo Winner: Barry Reid
Andy Scheffler
Barry Reid
Brianne Ranta
Isaac Shaw
Sara Grahovac

Capturing the Coast 2016 (Feb 27) was an incredible display of the wild beauty of the west coast of Vancouver Island. Thanks again to all the businesses who sponsored the event, all the photographers who submitted their photos, and to the volunteers who helped out at the event!


A HUGE thank you to all of the businesses, organizations, and individuals who help make Capturing the Coast (and Raincoast Field School) possible!