About the Contest

The Annual GREAT THINGS photo contest is back! And it is clear that you love where you live! For over a decade we have been inundated with beautiful photographs of local events, beaches, trails and city centres. This year we are trying something new… our first ever GREAT THINGS theme.

We invite you to submit photos of your favourite places around Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands – we are calling it:

“Insiders Know Best.” 

As Islanders, we know all its secrets: the best places to swim, fish, hike, shop and play! We invite you to share your insider knowledge … whatever (and wherever) that may be!

Judged on creativity, photographic quality, as well as by popular vote, each winning submission will receive $100 and be featured in Coastal Community’s 2019 Great Things Calendar.


Photo contest runs: July 8-26

Voting period:

Please note, when submitting photos:

  • the following contact information must be included with your photo submission:
    - full name
    - phone number
    - email address.
  • include a description of where photo was taken, the time of year and your insider knowledge/description of the photo
  • provide a recommended caption for your photo
  • all photos that include identifiable people, must be accompanied with a photo waiver
  • recommended minimum file size: 3,000 pixels wide x 2,500 pixels high

The contest closes Friday, July 26 – so get your photos of Great Things around Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands in soon!  Be sure to read the contest rules and guidelines carefully.  

Visit www.mycoastal.ca/photocontest to submit your photos and later to vote for your favourites!