Cowichan Lake Photography Exhibit - 2019


We invite all local photographers to enter their photos depicting the Cowichan Lake area, that reflects our theme: Honouring our Past * Embracing our Future, in mind.

(For Lake Cowichan's 75th Anniversary Celebration this year, we would like photos that showcase our Lakes, Trails and Communities. There is an abundance of material out there - have fun!)

This juried Photography Exhibit takes place on May 17-19, 2019 at the Lower Centennial Hall, Lake Cowichan. 

  1. Up to 5 digital entries are allowed per exhibitor.   Last date to submit entries: April 12, 2019.

  2. You will be notified by email no later than April 26th whether your entry has been chosen for the exhibit.

  3. There is a hanging fee of $5 per selected entry, payable at the time your prints are delivered: Cheque or Cash. Deadline to deliver prints: May 10, 2019.

Entries will be reviewed and selected by the Exhibition Committee and Duncan photographer, Jan de Bree, based on the following criteria:

Criterion for Acceptance:

  1. All entries must be the original work of the photographer.

  2. At least one image from each submitting photographer will be selected.

  3. Acceptance of any submitted image will be at the discretion of the gallery show committee based on:

  • Capturing the essence of the theme: Honouring our Past * Embracing our Future - particularly as it relates to the Cowichan Lake communities (Stutz Falls to Caycuse).

  • Diversity of subject matter within the show, and 

  • Artistic and technical quality of the photograph, including composition, balance of exposure, focus,   emotional impact, etc.

Requirements for Photographs/Exhibitors:

  1. Submit up to 5 digital entries for selection to by April 12, 2019.  Photos will be selected by an independent panel, based on the criteria outlined above. 

  2. Images should be no smaller than 1MB and no larger than 5MB. Images should be JPEG files. 

  3. Please include the following information with your email: your first & last name, address, and where the photo was taken.

  4. Once you've been notified that your photo has been selected for exhibit, please deliver your             printed, unframed*, photos no later than May 10, 2019, in a large envelope with first/last names displayed on the exterior to: (To Be Determined)

  5. Size: Only 8x10 in portrait or landscape format. 

  6. No borders

  7. No watermarks or signatures

  8. All owners/exhibitors are responsible for photo processing & printing.

  9. Attach name, telephone number and photo name to each print (yellow post-it please)

* If your work is already framed, it's possible we can make a special exception. Please contact us to discuss.

Email digital photo's >>

Important Dates:

April 12, 2019: Deadline to email digital photos for selection (

April 26, 2019: Juried selection is completed and entrants will be notified by email

May 10, 2019:  All accepted entries must be received along with their hanging fee of $5/per

May 17-19, 2019: Photography Exhibit dates

Additional Notes:

  • We would like to provide a small 'gift shop' where exhibitors can offer cards & prints for sale. Anyone wishing to do so must agree to volunteer a minimum of two hours in the gift shop. If there are not enough volunteers available, the gift shop will close. Please let us know a.s.a.p. if this is of interest for you.

  • If there is space available we will have someone available onsite offering portrait photography.

  • We plan to have a 'historical wall' of black and white 4x6 prints of Lake Cowichan showing our progress over the last 75 years. If you have something you would like to include, please email:

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