Vancouver, B.C. – The BC Council of Forest Industries (COFI), with media partner Canadian Forest Industries (CFI) Magazine, today announced the launch of a photo contest that celebrates the significance of the forest industry to the communities of B.C. and the people who live, work and play there.

“The forest industry is the backbone of the B.C. economy, and the people who live and work in the industry are the lifeblood of many parts of our province,” said Susan Yurkovich, President and CEO of the BC Council of Forest Industries.  “With this community photo contest, we would like to showcase the role that B.C.’s forest industry plays in the everyday lives of British Columbians.”

From July 5 to August 23, 2017, COFI and CFI magazine will accept photo entries that capture the essence of the forest industry in British Columbia.

Photos can be submitted in three thematic areas:

  • Live: B.C. is home to 140 forest dependent communities, and we would like to see yours. Take us on a tour through your town or neighbourhood and show us the diverse faces of the people who make your community the best place to live.
  • Work: bring us images that capture the modern forest industry in action – technology and machinery, research and development, and the people who work hard to make this industry great.
  • Play: give us a glimpse of your adventures hiking, biking, camping, or exploring the world’s most beautiful playground – the sustainably managed working forests of B.C.

The grand prize winner will be featured in CFI magazine, and will receive their choice of a Canon Rebel T6 with 18-55mm DC III Lens, or a $500 gift card to London Drugs. Photos from each thematic area will also be selected to have their photos published in CFI magazine. Winners in each category will receive a basket of summer essentials, including a Coleman cooler, picnic blanket, Nalgene water bottle, and game of Spike’n Smash, to help you get outside and enjoy all that B.C. has to offer.

“I want to thank Canadian Forest Industries Magazine for their generous support of this contest,” said Yurkovich. “They continue to show their strong support for communities throughout the province of British Columbia.”

For contest rules and to enter, got to:

To provide you with some inspiration, check out last year’s winning submissions here.

About the BC Council of Forest Industries

The BC Council of Forest Industries is the voice of the BC interior forest industry. COFI members produce lumber, pulp and paper, panels and engineered wood products at more than 60 facilities across the interior. All share a commitment to a future based on employee safety, sustainable forestry and manufacturing practices, and innovative product development.

About CFI Magazine

Canadian Forest Industries is one of Canada’s oldest magazines, and together with its web presence keeps Canada’s forest industry up-to-date on the technology, policies, markets, and people that make the industry a world leader.

Media contact:
Mina Laudan

BC Council of Forest Industries (COFI)

TEL: 604-684-0211