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Vancouver, B.C. – The BC Council of Forest Industries (COFI), with media partner Canadian Forest Industries (CFI) Magazine today announced the winners of the 2017 Forestry Photo Contest.

“For this year’s contest, we really wanted to showcase the significance of the forest industry to the people and communities throughout B.C.,” said Susan Yurkovich, President and CEO of COFI. “We received some stunning photos that depict how people live, work and play in B.C.’s beautiful forests and forest dependent communities.”

Of the 106 submissions received, ten photos have been selected to appear in the print edition of September-October edition of CFI Magazine. 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 package of outdoor essentials.

The selected photos can be viewed here cofi.org/contest and the winners are:

Overall winner: Andrew Vincent in Squamish, B.C.

Live:
• Winner: Eric Carriere in Quesnel, B.C.
• Honourable Mention: Susan Flemming in Tahsis, B.C.
• Honourable Mention: Mike Lane in Saanichton, B.C.

Work:
• Winner: Michael Davis in Lake Cowichan, B.C.
• Honourable Mention: Luiz Persechini in Vancouver, B.C.
• Honourable Mention: Tolu Ajele in Langley B.C.

Play:
• Winner: Rahul Ravin in Quesnel, B.C.
• Honourable Mention: Michael Lancelot in Prince George, B.C.
• Honourable Mention: Jesse Seniunas in Prince George, B.C.

“Thank you to everyone who provided us with a snapshot of what the forest industry means to you,” added Yurkovich. “These photos bring to life the role that the B.C. forest industry plays not only in people’s careers, but also in their everyday lives.”

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About the BC Council of Forest Industries
The BC Council of Forest Industries is the voice of the B.C. 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 www.woodbusiness.ca 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
778.990.0701

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