Vancouver – Beginning Monday, September 11th, members of the public and residents of the Downtown Eastside will be able to see and vote for the winners of Pivot Legal Society’s 2006 Photography Contest.
This is the first time in the four-year history of the Downtown Eastside Photo Contest that members of the public will be able to make their opinions heard in the selection of the winning images.
In previous years, the winning photos were chosen by a panel of professional photographers. This year, however, the panelists were restricted to creating a shortlist of the top 45 photos. The final choices for First, Second, Third and Honourable Mention prizes will be determined by members of the public.
In order to ensure the fairness of the election, voters must register as members of the Carnegie Centre in order to receive a ballot. A membership in Carnegie can be purchased for $1, and includes access to a computer lab, billiards room, weightlifting room, gymnasium, library and senior’s lounge, as well as special events and ongoing educational and recreational programs such as yoga, pottery, music, and dance lessons.
The Exhibition and Voting for the winners of the 2006 Photo Contest will be held:
Monday, Sept. 11 to Friday, Sept. 15
11am to 5pm
3rd Floor, Carnegie Centre
401 Main Street, Vancouver
The results of the voting, and the winners of the contest will be announced in a public award ceremony to take place at Carnegie Centre on October 17, 2006.