Photo contest captures culture

Budding B.C. photographers, including our local shutterbugs, are invited to Capture Your Culture.

Budding B.C. photographers, including our local shutterbugs, are invited to Capture Your Culture.

In celebration of B.C. Culture Days, which runs Sept. 25 to 27, a photo contest is currently online for residents from Vancouver to Vernon and Vanderhoof to show what culture means to you.

The Morning Star is urging its readers to take part in the Black Press contest and show off our local culture for a chance at a $500 gift voucher for Etsy.com

“We would love to see some North Okanagan images entered, not only for the chance at an impressive prize, but as a way to share some of the vast cultural activities, areas and experiences in our backyard,” said Ian Jensen, Morning Star publisher.

To enter the Black Press Capture Your Culture photo contest, visit www.vernonmorningstar.com/contests and click on the contest. Share a photo of your favourite arts or cultural activity, then get your friends and family to vote on your entry for the chance to win.

Capture Your Culture also offers a search box to all of the events running throughout B.C.

Events such as Booksmack, Friday, Sept. 25 at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre get your read on with a whack of fantastic book recommendations.

The Culture Day kickoff features Coldstream Mayor Jim Garlick, storyteller Gabriel Newman, Caravan Farm Theatre’s Courtney Dobbie and librarian Kristy Hennings.

Then there is Live Aerial Arts Painting Saturday, Sept. 26 where Vernon-raised, internationally acclaimed artist Amanda Shatzko returns to her hometown to share her live painting show.

The Arts Council of the North Okanagan has a weekend of arts with a number of free workshops at the Vernon Community Arts Centre.