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Photography

A big shout out to the folks at Thomson Rivers University for inspiring this event!

CREATE 2022 will have a student photography exhibit that will encourage students to show off their curious and creative sides. In particular, we are looking for What does student scholarship, research, or creative activity look like at VIU?

We are also super stoked to announce that we have partnered with VIUFA's Human Rights and International Solidarity Committee to bring you the Anti-Racism Arts Festival. See below for more info!

"One advantage of photography is that it's visual and can transcend language."
- Lisa Kristine

If you have a phone, you have a camera (most likely)!

First, fill out a CREATE registration form. There is a specific event labelled 'Photography' . 

Second, take some pics! Or look through the ones you already have. Follow the instructions below:

  • Only one entry per student 
  • Only photos taken within the previous 12 months are eligible
  • You must have taken the photo and have permission to submit the photo 
  • Images must be photo quality (3000x2400 pixels or larger) and in JPEG format. Files should be a maximum of 8 MB. Images not meeting these specifications will not be accepted.
  • Photos can be black & white or colour.
  • Pictures may be worth 1000 words, but we still want a few. A brief (50 word max) caption is part of the entry. 
  • If there are individuals clearly visible in the photo, the photographer must receive written consent prior to entering and include this as part of the entry
    • Example consent: I [name of person in picture] give [your name] permission to submit a picture that includes an identifiable image of me to the CREATE 2022 photography event. I am aware this picture may be published in print (brochures, advertisements) or electronic mediums (web/social media) to promote and/or highlight research, university activities, and to promote subsequent photograph contests. I will not receive monetary compensation.  [Signed by the person in photo] 
  • By entering the contest, the photographer grants the right to VIU to publish the photograph in print (brochures, advertisements) or electronic mediums (web/social media) to promote and/or highlight research, university activities, and to promote subsequent photograph contests. The photographer will not receive monetary compensation; however, photo credit will be given where possible.

When everything looks good, send the image and your caption to create@viu.ca - entry must be received by March 28. We will (1) post them to the photo exhibit webpage AND (2) print them and hang them at a dedicated space on the Nanaimo campus. Photos will either be printed as 12" X 12" for square photos or 12" X 18" for rectangular photos

Awards

All photos will be considered by the public and will have an online public voting platform. The three shots with the most public votes will then be considered by a panel of photography professionals and the top picture will emerge.

There will be a dedicated award for this event. Lots of other awards available - sooner you register, the more award possibilities come your way!

Anti-Racism Arts Festival

If you are interested in participating in this year's Festival please fill out a CREATE registration form and say 'Yes' to the question: 'Is this submission part of the Anti-Racism Arts Festival?'

More info on the ARAF by following this link.

Contact

If you have any questions please email create@viu.ca.