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Black Rock Resort Presents:

The West Coast Photo Showdown

March 2014 dates to be confirmed

Thank you to everyone who submitted photo`s, our sponsors and all our guests who helped make the 2013 event a BIG success and helped support The Pacific Rim Whale Festival.

About our 2013 Event:

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Read This:  2013 Photo Showdown Event Review from our Sponsors “Coast Mountain Culture Magazine”! Nice.


Rainforest Ballroom- doors open and judging starts at 7pm

Winners announced at 9pm, People’s Choice. All guests receive 1 entry ballot on arrival for each category.

Live music by Ucluelet`s own Left at the Junction! Door prizes, wine and beer tasting stations, drink specials, cash bar and more!

West Coast Photo Showdown Categories:

1. Winter Wave: show us this years biggest, most bad A$% wave from our local area (with or without surfers) * Must be taken between January 1, 2012 and March 1 2013.

2. West Coast Whales & Wildlife: We are surrounded by some amazing creatures. Share with us your close encounters with West Coast whales and wildlife – open dates

3. West Coast Nature & Scenery: define our local area by showcasing our natural wonders- beaches, trees, sunsets, storms and so much more – open dates

4. *New Professionals ONLY Category: if you are a professional photographer we are looking for your best local photo! This can be waves, wildlife, scenery or whatever you think best shows our local area. Professionals are those with a photography based education, those who have a photography business and actively sell their own photos or services… you know who you are and we can`t wait to see your amazing west coast photos.

Winning Photo’s for each category will be announced at the event as voted by the guests. 1 ballot per person, 1 entry per category.


Win a Romantic Weekend Getaway Package at Black Rock Resort

Drift Spa Package

Fetch and Float dining certificates and more coming soon…

Prizes will be updated here as confirmed!

Free Event or by donation to Whale Festival.

Event Sponsors:

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Mark Penney Gallery

Fine Print:

Send photos to: or bring digital high resolution copies and cash payment to Black Rock front desk.

Photos and payment are due to Black Rock Resort by March 8, 2013. *** Deadline extended***

Price: $5 per photo entry, max 5 per category per photographer. Top 40 photo’s will be printed and entered into the event- all photo`s are entered into the contest upon receipt of payment. Cash payment only. Contest entry form and photo release waiver form required to be sign for submission. Paper copies available at front desk or print out our West Coast Photo Showdown Entry form here

Photo submissions can be physical prints, or digital copies in jpeg format. If photo gets chosen in Top 40 Finalists, high resolution digital copy is required.

Image must include date, location, the name of photographer, and 50 words or less to describe and distinguish the photo

All photos must be taken within the Ucluelet and Tofino boundaries

All photos must be original

The judging panel for the Top 40 finalist will be made up of local representatives- to be announced soon

Option for finalists to be included in local tourism calendar and on other local marketing materials!

Printed Photo’s will be auctioned off at the main Photo Showdown event on March 16th- highest bid wins, silent auction.

Option for all event guests to purchase any photo in the contest for their homes or for a gift- you choose size and  framing options- beautiful canvass prints available through Mark Penny Gallery

Finalist Photo`s will be on display at Black Rock Resort from March 15th at 4pm to March 19th at 10pm in the Rainforest Ballroom.

For more information contact Danielle: or 250-726-4815

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