Date: Oct 24, 2019

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


We are pleased to announce the date of the much anticipated Annual ACCVI Photo Competition: Thursday, October 24, 2019 at Swan Lake Nature House from 7:30 to 9:30 PM.(Doors open at 7 PM)

Submit your photos

If you are an ACCVI member, please send your photos (maximum of 3 per member) to Brian Parsons at

You can win a funky and coveted ACCVI trophy.


The deadline for photo submission is MONDAY, OCTOBER 21ST. Please try not to leave your submissions to the last day, as it makes a lot of work for Brian!! 


  • Limit of three photos per member to be submitted

  • Photos that do not fit category guidelines will not be entered into the competition

  • All submitted pictures must have been taken in a mountain setting within the last year

  • Please read to the bottom of this message.  If photos are not submitted correctly and on time, they may not make it into the competition


  • VI – Vancouver Island Mountains (with or without people)
  • AS – Summer Mountain Activity (people active in the mountains – summer)
  • AW – Winter Mountain Activity (people active in the mountains – winter)
  • MS – Mountain Scenery (no people)
  • NA – Nature: flowers, trees, plants, animals, birds, etc. taken in the mountains
  • HU – Humour: use your imagination!

How to enter your photos

Email your digital images to Brian Parsons ( by 8 PM on Monday, October 21, 2019.  No entries will be accepted after this deadline.  

Brian will try to confirm receipt of all photos by return email.  If you do not get confirmation within 48 hours, it is possible that your email has gone astray or Brian is busy with his paid job, so please resend or be patient as it might take another day or two! 

File names

You should name your files like this: Category abbreviation-yourname-caption

For example, Phee Hudson’s entry in Mountain Scenery (MS) would be labelled: MS-PheeHudson-Arrowsmith at dawn

Please no commas, @, * and especially no periods in the file name

For instance, Mt. Cain should be “MtCain” or “Mt_Cain”

Image size

Be aware that some email programs shrink photos when sending them, so the quality is much reduced.  Send a test file to yourself to make sure you are getting the full size.  To display effectively in the competition each image file should within these 2 ranges:

  • Between 1280 x 1024 and 2048 x 1536 (4:3 ratio) or
  • Between 1920 x 1080 and 2048 x 1152 (16:9 ratio)