Council of Forest Industries launches photo contest

The BC Council of Forest Industries (COFI) and Canadian Forest Industries Magazine, have announced the launch of a photo contest that celebrates the significance of the forest industry to the 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,” Susan Yurkovich, COFI president and CEO, said in a statement on Wednesday, July 5. “With this community photo contest, we would like to showcase the role that BC’s forest industry plays in the everyday lives of British Columbians.”

From July 5 to August 23, COFI and the 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 — BC 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 BC.

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 the 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 BC has to offer.

For the full contest rules please go to