Third Annual Photo Literacy Contest underway

Enter photographs of people engaged in something that requires literacy skills

Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy are hosting its Third Annual Photo Literacy Contest.

The contest is really simple, as you take a picture of someone using his or her literacy skills.

So, what are literacy skills? Those are the skills you use when you’re reading, writing and using math skills.

This could be a cashier at one of 100 Mile House stores ringing up your order, or your friend reading the 100 Mile House Free Press newspaper while having their morning coffee.

Grab your camera and start taking pictures of your children, friends, co-workers, and neighbours. Have your pictures show us what literacy means to you.

The contest will run Nov. 1-30.

The contest has three prizes available for the three best photos. There is a prize for the best adult (over 18 years), for a child (under 18 years) and a random third prize.

Everyone is encouraged to enter. Once you have your photo e-mail it to as a full jpeg, meaning you send your photo in its original size.

If you are sending a photograph by regular mail send it to M. Newcombe, P.O. Box 48, 108 Mile Ranch, BC, V0K 2Z0.

All photos will be published on the CCPL’s website at All photos will be property of CCPL for promotional use. Do not send photos to the 100 Mile House Free Press.

The photographer must identify the person or persons in the photo and you must submit their (first and last names) left to right. The person or persons in the photo must agree to have his or her name published.

The winners of the photo lit contest names will be in the 100 Mile House Free Press in mid-December. We look forward to seeing your photos and good luck to everyone.

Melody Newcombe is a literacy support worker.