Shutterbugs with a taste for outdoor adventure have the opportunity to see their work on the cover of a pair of provincial wildlife regulation publications.
The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations is running a photo contest for the 2013-2015 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis and 2014-2016 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis.
The fishing synopsis is published every two years containing all sport fishing regulations in effect in freshwater in British Columbia, and is the go-to source for anglers throughout the province.
The other is a summary of the B.C. hunting and trapping regulations made under the Wildlife Act.
Photographs must be e-mailed to email@example.com by Oct. 1, 2012 for the fishing synopsis and Oct. 1, 2013 for the hunting and trapping synopsis in order to be considered.
Photos have to be relevant to hunting, fishing or trapping in the province. There is no limit to the number of submissions that can be made.
Full contest rules can be at www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/photo.html.
Each publication year, 450,000 copies of the Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis and 250,000 copies of the Hunting and Trapping Synopsis Regulations are distributed to outdoor recreation shops throughout B.C.
Both documents are published in two year intervals, but this is the first time that a contest has been held to determine what photo will appear on the cover.