Entries being accepted for Art Downs environmental award

The B.C. Wildlife Federation is accepting entries for the Art Downs Award.

ENTRIES ARE NOW being accepted for the B.C. Wildlife Federation’s Art Downs Award.

ENTRIES ARE NOW being accepted for the B.C. Wildlife Federation’s Art Downs Award.

The B.C. Wildlife Federation is accepting entries for the Art Downs Award.

The award recognizes excellence in writing and commitment to conservation and the environment. Art Downs was the founder of BC Outdoors Magazine and served as its editor until the late 1970s.

The award is for writing that is factual, accurate, well researched and focused on real issues where governments, private or public companies need to be taken to task on environmental infractions. Consideration for winning this award will be given to the author who was able to bring change with their writing in a significant, positive way.

Deadline for entries is Feb.15, 2017. Six copies of each article should be submitted to: The Art Downs Award, c/o BC Wildlife Federation, 101-9706 188th Street, Surrey, B.C., V4N 3M2.

Entries will be judged by March 15 and the winner, if any, will be notified. The award will be presented at the BC Wildlife Federation’s annual convention in Nelson on May 4 to 6.  The award is a framed print of Canada Geese over Quesnel Lake as seen from Art’s cabin and a monetary prize of $500 from BC Outdoors.