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Team Power Smart photo contest: can you beat these entries?

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Team Power Smart Photo Contest entry submitted by Steve H. with the accompanying message: Our environment is what makes B.C. special. Whether you're hiking the Juan de Fuca trail, or wallking to the corner store, we can all do our part by conserving energy and being Power Smart.

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Posted by Rob Klovance

Do you have a way with images? And with words?

As the photos in this blog post prove, Team Power Smart members have rallied to our latest photo contest challenge. With only days left until the October 13th deadline, the question is whether you have an image - and an inspirational message - that might be judged to be better than these and all the other entries submitted to date.

Here's how it works

We want a photo and a quick message that encourages your friends, family and community to join Team Power Smart.

You can share what inspired you to join the team (and if you're already a member, you can join quickly and enter the contest). Combine those words with one of your photos that works with the message, and your ad could be featured in a Team Power Smart advertising campaign.

Your dryer is one the biggest electricity consumers in your home. Take advantage of the sun and save.
Team Power Smart Photo Contest entry submitted by Joan A. with the accompanying message: Your dryer is one the biggest electricity consumers in your home. Take advantage of the sun and save.

Prizes, judging and public voting

Submissions will be reviewed by a judging panel, consisting of the 2009 Team Power Smart photo contest winner, and representatives from Team Power Smart, BC Hydro, London Drugs and an advertising agency. The panel will select the top 10 submissions, which will then be developed into ads, and posted to the London Drugs Facebook page for a final round of voting by the public.

The winning photographer will also receive the grand prize of a Microsoft Surface Pro Tablet, a Type Cover and a Tucano carrying case. Nine runners-up will receive a $100 gift certificate to London Drugs and a Team Power Smart gift bag.

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Team Power Smart Photo Contest entry submitted by Tanya T. with the accompanying message: Each moment, we are faced with choices that affect our energy consumption. Find useful tips by joining Team Power Smart and learn how to balance your usage.

How to enter

Until October 13, submit your photos and message at the London Drugs contest page. Keep the default heading "Join Team Power Smart and Save" or create your own catchy headline.

Write a short message encouraging your friends, family and community to join you and other Team Power Smart members, upload your image and choose from three ad templates.

You must be a Team Power Smart member to enter the photo contest, so if you're already a member, visit the  London Drugs contest page to enter. If you aren't yet a member, join today by creating a MyHydro Profile and joining the team.

Enter this year's Team Power Smart photo contest now

Rob Klovance is managing editor of bchydro.com.