MARS hosts annual EagleFest

The Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (MARS) will host its eighth annual EagleFest in Campbell River.

LAST YEAR'S WINNER was Father Charles Brandt with this entry.

The Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (MARS) will host its eighth annual Bald Eagle Festival (EagleFest) on Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Maritime Heritage Centre in Campbell River.

In addition to educational speakers and opportunities to meet wildlife up close and personal, Photo Tech photo source will sponsor the ever-popular EagleFest photo contest.

Enter your best photos of birds and other Vancouver Island wildlife for a chance to win some exciting prizes, show off your photography skills and support MARS with the work of rescuing and rehabilitating wildlife.

There will be two age categories:

Youth – 13 and under – $5 per photo;

Adult – 14 and older – $10 per photo.

The deadline for submissions is Feb. 19 at 5 p.m.

The winners will be chosen by popular vote. Festival participants can cast their ballots at the MARS table to vote for their favourite photos in each of the two categories.

An additional Judge’s Choice photograph will be selected by a panel of judges. The winner of this award will be invited to attend the release of a raptor.

To enter the contest, submit your photos as an image file on a memory stick or CD to Photo Tech Foto Source at 110-1260 Shoppers Row in Campbell River.

Entry forms will be provided by Photo Tech and you can contact them at 1-250-286-1233. Contestants may keep their 8×10 photo but will be asked to sign a release to allow MARS to use their image in future fundraising events and publications, including Facebook and its website.

For more information on EagleFest, see www.wingtips.org.

— Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society

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