17th Annual Photo Contest and 5th Annual Literary & Film Contest of the Alpine Club of Canada Prince George - 2015/2016

Deadline for entries in all categories: Thursday, February 11th

Sponsored by: The Alpine Club of Canada Prince George Section and The UNBC Outdoors Club Enjoy an evening of photographs, video, literature and fun. Please join us to help pick some of this year’s winners! Membership of the ACC Prince George is not necessary to enter. ACC PG/UNBC Outdoors Club - Photo Contest Rules Submissions are requested for the fifteenth annual photo contest. Submissions are under the following categories: A. Summer Activities B. Winter Activities C Canadian/International Mountain Scenes D. Portraits E. Flora and Fauna F. Humor/Anything Goes The photo contest is a great way to have your work displayed among others who appreciate good photography and to have it judged. Entries received will be displayed at the contest. Members present will select the best of show from the category winners. When submitting your photo(s), please indicate what category you would like it submitted under and if you are a current a member or non-member of the ACC Prince George/UNBC Outdoors Club. Enter as many photos as you like at a cost of only $2/image. We will collect payment at the night of the contest. Entries to be submitted to Angeline Spears at aecspears@gmail.com ACC PG/UNBC Outdoors Club - Video Entry Rules All videos must: 1. Be no more than 1 minute long. 2. Be submitted in avi, mov, mpg, or wmv format. 3. Be family friendly Videos will be judged on the following criteria: 1. Creativity 2. Motivation and inspiration 3. Overall impact The entry is the $2/clip. We will collect payment at the contest. Entries to be submitted to Angeline Spears at aecspears@gmail.com ACC PG/UNBC Outdoors Club - Literary Contest Rules 1. Maximum entry length: 300 words (fiction and non-fiction); 24 lines (poetry). 2. All entries must be original, unpublished, not a winner of a previous literary contest, not under consideration for publication during this competition, and the sole work of the entrant. 3. Each entry should be single-sided 8.5x11 (letter) size; formatted 12-point, font: Times New Roman, double-spaced (poetry may be single-spaced); media: electronic submissions only (Microsoft Word file). 4. Each entry should comprise a cover page and entry page(s): Cover page: • Name of entrant (writer/author) • Date of entry • Title of entry (same as title on entry page) • Category (Mountain Literature; Adventure Travel; Exposition; Poetry) Entry page(s): • Title (same as title on cover page) and page number • Submission No author identification on the entry page(s) to ensure that pre-judging (in the event there are a large number of entries that must be short-listed) is blind. 5. Keep your originals—send only copies by email. Entries will not be returned and the Prince George Alpine Club will not be responsible for lost entries. All submissions are final: no changes or substitutions will be allowed and editorial comments will not be given on the entries. 6. The Prince George Alpine Club retains the rights to publish the winning entries in The North Call, ACC PG NEWS e-newsletter, the club website, and other Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) publications. 7. Multiple entries in all categories are welcome and may be mailed in one envelope or batched in one email. 8. The contest is open to members of the ACC. Submissions must be emailed to Angeline Spears aecspears@gmail.com No handwritten manuscripts or fax entries will be accepted. 10. Two Categories, Poetry & Prose: Poetry: Mountain and/or climbing-related writing in a verse format, typically evoking one or more of beauty, emotion, intensity, insight, humor. Prose: Factual discourse as well as topical and fictional writing, consider the following ideas: • Mountain Literature: non-fiction and fiction stories on mountaineering, mountain history, mountain travel, mountain culture, mountain environment, mountain adventure and mountain or climbing experience of any kind. • Adventure Travel: non-fiction and fiction stories about travel to, and exploration of remote and/or rugged landscapes and cultures. • Exposition: informative, guide, self-help, and/or a ‘how-to’ account dealing with a physical activity in a mountain and/or climbing area. 11. Judging (or, if there are a large number of entries, final judging) of literary submissions will be by a ‘People’s Choice’ vote. The entries in each category will be read out aloud at the photo contest / literary contest on Thursday, February 18th at the Gathering Place (UNBC Campus), and voted on by the audience with a show of hands at the end of each category. The audience will be reminded to consider language, originality of subject and writing style. Each entry will be read by its author; or, if the author is unable to attend, by someone designated by the author. A maximum of two minutes will be allotted to each reading. As an incentive to attend the contest evening, it might be reasonable to anticipate that an author would have a natural advantage in rehearsing and reading his or her own work. All decisions are final. The entry is the $2/entry. We will collect payment at the night of the contest. Entries to be submitted to Angeline Spears at aecspears@gmail.com