The Lion's Gate Camera Club Celebration of Nature Photography



Lions Gate

George W. Glennie

Eastwood vs VCC

The LGCC’s  annual Celebration of Nature invitational digital photography competition is open to clubs in BC and the Yukon.  The categories are Birds, Mammals, and General Nature. In addition to the club awards, ribbons will be awarded to individual club members for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and HM in each of these categories. Three images will also be chosen as Best in Show for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

Evidence of the “hand of man” must not be present in any part of the image. Photographs of cultivated plants, domestic animals and taxidermy specimens are not allowed.  The presence of scientific bands or collars is acceptable, but should be minimal. HDR and stitching are permitted.  Note that LGCC uses different criteria for nature and wildlife images than either VCC or CAPA, so please review carefully the digital specifications rules below before submitting your images.

Specifications and Timing

Lion’s Gate is opened for submissions in September each year. Image size should be maximum 1400 pixels on the horizontal x maximum 1050 pixels on the vertical, in JPEG file format and sRGB colour space. There are no restrictions on file size nor resolution. Maximum number of submissions per member is two. It appears that the CAPA definition of nature does not apply. You "may make any manipulation, enhancement, modification, or removal of distracting elements to improve the presentation of the image. However this should not significantly alter the original scene, introduce another subject or introduce an unnatural effect." 

Victoria Camera Club Takes 1st Place in 2016

The Victoria Camera club has a distinguished history at Lion's Gate. In the last six years, the VCC has finished second twice, third once and no worse than 6th.

In 2016, we finally finished first, just ahead of the Lion's Gate Camera Club and the North Shore Photographic Society. Three of VCC's members won individual awards. Peter Koelbleitner was awarded first place in the Mammals category with his Sea Lion image which also took second place in Best in Show.  James Kissinger won second place in the Mammals category with his Grizzlies which also won third place in Best in Show. Neil Boyle was awarded an Honourable Mention in the Mammals category with his Vampire Bat photo. Other members who contributed to our win are Margarita Huang, Suzanne Huot, Carrie Cole, Leah Gray and Hanna Cowpe.

2017 Press Release

Previous years:


VCC Results for 2016

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