One of the categories int he Photopia contest is 'Manipulated / Transformed'

Photopia prizes aim to draw creativity

Multiple big screens back for Elevate photo contest

In Photopia, the best prize is recognition and sharing of photo art.  But the gifts are pretty cool too.

A $100 London Drugs gift card, a large canvas printing of a favourite image from London Drugs, four poster-size printings by Sure Copy of a winners’ favourite images, two $50 gift cards from Visual Sound Store and a TIFF film series pass from the Comox Valley Art Gallery are all up for grabs.

Up to 25 photos can be submitted by each entrant. Entry forms and submission details are available atwww.elevatethearts.com, under the ‘Engage the Elevation’ link.

All images must be your own original work and must be in .jpeg or .jpg format, at least 1920 X 1080 pixels.

The Elevate Arts Festival reserves the right both to refuse artwork deemed inappropriate and to use winning submissions for future, non-commercial promotion of Photopia and Elevate the Arts.

The deadline for entries is Wednesday, when the judges – Paul Bailey, photography instructor at North Island College, commercial photographer Gordon Ross and London Drugs Photo Dept. specialist Karina Thygesen – begin sifting the entries to find winners in the four categories:

Stepping toward; Imagining; The Other Side (Weird, Wild and Bizarre); Manipulated / Transformed.

“We are continuing the central theme of positive change for the Comox Valley, including reimagining, portals, gateways, thresholds, urban renewal, and so o,” says Photopia organizer Jamie Bowman.

The exhibition takes place Saturday, June 7 in the Courtenay Library boardroom, as part of Elevate the Arts, with a number of big-screen televisions loaned by London Drugs and Visual Sound Store rotating the hundreds of images.

Submission details can be found at www.elevatethearts.com under the performers and events tab, or via Elevate the Arts on Facebook.

At Photopia last year, some stood entranced, time standing still, as the deluge of images washed around them.  For others in the small, crowded room at the Comox Valley Art Gallery, the always changing images on the big-screen televisions on all sides was visual overload.  Too much; they had to move on.

This year, Photopia has found a slightly larger home in the Courtenay Library boardroom and the ‘Stepping Over’ theme is wider than ever.

“Elevate the Arts is a push-the-envelope kind of event,” says Bowman.  “And with the Photopia envelopes filled with such cool prizes, we expect this show will bring out some pretty incredible images and ideas.”

 

 

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