BC Culture Days Photo Contest Winners Announced

Surrey resident Jina Kim has been awarded first prize in this year’s province-wide “Culture Shapes Our Community” photo contest.

Kim and two runners-up were chosen from 141 entries by votes cast all across the province. Kim’s prize was a Panasonic Lumix camera.

The contest was part of the lead-up to the Culture Days weekend, held September 26 through 28. During the fifth annual Culture Days more than 500 free, interactive activities took place in 54 communities across BC, joining thousands of similar activities across Canada that invited people to get involved with local arts and artists in their communities to share their love of culture.

To tie in with the weekend, the Black Press “Culture Shapes Our Community” contest invited the public to enter photos of shapes representing culture in BC.

Kim’s winning photo, “On the Stage” was a shot of her daughter dancing. “When my little girl hears music, she dances automatically,” said Kim.

The two runner-up prizes, gift certificates to London Drugs, were awarded to: “Guitar” by Sara Machtaler of Penticton and “Young Dancers” by Mike Lane of Saanichton.

To view the photos at full size, click here.

For more about BC Culture Days, visit bc.culturedays.ca. Connect with Culture Days on Facebook, Flickr and YouTube and join the conversation with @BCCultureDays on Twitter.

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