Photo: Holger Konarski

Slideshow Contest

Slideshow Submission Guidelines:

Submission deadline: Feb 18, 2018. Submissions are due by midnight on Feb 18, 2018.

The Capturing the Coast photography contest is designed to celebrate the natural world, people, and unknowns of Vancouver Island's West Coast. Photos entered should inspire people to explore, adventure, and respect the natural world, and highlight the importance of stewardship and conservation across the region. 

The Slideshow Contest is geared toward photographers who have a comprehensive portfolio of photographs from the region. All photos used must directly relate to the West Coast of Vancouver Island, but do not necessarily have to be taken within this region. Photos obviously from other regions (eg. a spirit bear) should not be included.

Entrants who submit to the Slideshow Contest cannot also submit to the Single Photo Contest.

How to submit your slideshow:

Submit a slideshow of still photographs (no video) between 3-6 minutes, in .MOV format, set to music.
Please include a credits slide at the end of your slideshow with your name, music credits, and any other credits necessary.

Submissions can be sent to via dropbox or WeTransfer. Or, bring your submission to the Raincoast Education Society office in the Ecolodge building of the Tofino Botanical Gardens (1084 Pacific Rim Hwy.). Call ahead at 250-725-2560 to make sure someone is in the office. Or, send a CD or USB flash drive containing your submission to Raincoast Education Society, PO Box 815, Tofino, BC. 

Slideshow Contest Details:
Up to five slideshows will be selected as finalists by a Judging Panel, and will be presented for audience voting at the Clayoquot Community Theatre (380 Campbell St., Tofino).
Theatre showings will be held at 3pm (matinee) // 6pm // 7pm.
Tickets are $10 at the door. Includes a voting ballot and a raffle ticket.

A final showing and winner announcement will take place at Shelter Restaurant at 8pm onwards.

Voting will occur at the Clayoquot Community Theatre only. 
Make sure to arrive early to get a spot!
Winners will be annouced later in the evening at Shelter Restaurant.

Photographers selected as finalists will be notified at least one week prior to the Capturing the Coast event, and must be in attendance to introduce themselves and their slideshow on the night of the event (or have a friend designated to introduce their slideshow at the event).

Slideshow presenter order will be determined by random draw.

1st place: $1,000 cash + 2 night stay at the Wickanninish Inn in Tofino, BC
2nd place: $200 cash + prize pack
3rd place: prize pack