VIU launches Instagram photo contest

September 17, 2013 - 9:15am

Vancouver Island University wants to see photos of where you learn.

To celebrate the new school year, VIU is holding a photography contest through the social media platform Instagram inviting BC residents to submit their best #ilearnhere photos of VIU, Vancouver Island and British Columbia.

To enter the contest, entrants must follow VIU’s Instagram account @viuniversity, submit a photo with the hashtag #ilearnhere and capture an image that answers the question ‘where do you learn?’ The contest started on August 26 and runs until October 6, 2013.

“We’re excited to see the unique and artistic photos that get submitted to the contest,” said VIU Marketing and Advertising Coordinator Debra Jacklin. “There are so many possibilities for a contest like this, particularly since Instagram is such a creative platform. I’m sure we’ll get an amazing selection of photos from all our regions.”

A group of judges will pick the contest winner, who will receive prizes consisting of an Apple iPad Mini, a $500 VIU tuition voucher and the chance to have their photo displayed on a digital mall display in Nanaimo. There are also regular ‘wow’ prize packs given out weekly to recognize photo highlights. The winning photos should answer the question ‘where do you learn?’ while displaying creativity, visual appeal and technical skill.

Instagram is an online photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking service that enables users to take pictures and videos, enhance them with digital filters and then share them on a variety of social networking services. Users must download the application to their smart phone to use Instagram.

“We want people to show us their creativity and upload photos that best represent how they feel about their learning experience at VIU and also the incredible ways we can interact with our environment,” said Jacklin. “Instagram is the fastest growing social media site and we’re excited to see the response we get using this exciting platform.”

The #ilearnhere photo contest runs until October 6. You can follow the VIU Instagram account at @viuniversity.

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