April 10, 2012: Canadian student creativity to be recognized at awards gala

      Tuesday, April 10, 2012
      Contact:  Shelley Kean at 604.983.7596

      (NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C.)—The top Canadian student photographers and illustrators will be recognized Friday, April 20 at the Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators’ (CAPIC) fourth annual awards gala held this year at Capilano University’s North Vancouver campus. Rodeo4 is a free event open to the public and starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Library building, room 321.

      Rodeo4 saw a significant increase in the number of entries from last year and the winning images from students across Canada will represent the best photographers and illustrators in post-secondary programs. The top 50 illustrations and photographs are displayed online at www.capic.org/photography-and-illustration-contest-winners/rodeo-4. Fourteen of the 50 awards will go to Capilano University IDEA students.

      The contest was judged by 10 prominent Canadian photographers and illustrators through an online vote to determine the top three photographers and top three illustrators.CAPIC members create the photographs and illustrations which are reproduced in published materials of all types. This includes editorial, advertising, education, books, brochures and periodicals.

      The organization was founded in 1978 as a national, not-for-profit association dedicated to safeguarding and promoting the rights and interests of photographers, illustrators and recently, digital artists, working in the communications industry. Starting as a single group in Toronto, CAPIC has grown to six chapters, spanning the country from Halifax to Vancouver, with a membership of more than 1,030.

      For more information, please visit www.capic.org/photography-and-illustration-contests.