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Enter To Win a Framed “Hope In Shadows” 2016 print

2016 calendar showcases top photos from 12 years of contest submissions by Downtown Eastside residents

For twelve years, Pivot Legal Society sponsored a photo contest open to Downtown Eastside residents and those living on low incomes. Winning photos were included in an annual calendar, launched each October and sold through a vendor program that creates meaningful employment opportunities for people impacted by poverty.

This year, Pivot Legal Society and Megaphone Magazine are partnering on Hope In Shadows, offering a retrospective selection of photos from 12 years of contests.

The 2016 Hope In Shadows calendar has just hit the streets, and to celebrate the community initiative's 13th year, three lucky Tyee readers will get a chance to take home their choice of a framed Hope In Shadows print.

Please keep reading below for more information on Hope In Shadows, and Megaphone Magazine’s vendor program.

Contest ends Monday, November 2nd at midnight.

Enter to Win

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About the Vendor Program

Share: Members of the Downtown Eastside capture what is meaningful about their community for the annual photography contest and calendar.
Connect: Supporters help create employment opportunities and bridge communities with every calendar purchased.
Work: Vendors purchase the calendar for $10 and sell it for $20, keeping the profit and earning an income.


  • The 2016 Hope in Shadows calendar is a retrospective of the calendar's past 12 years.

  • The Hope in Shadows calendar is sold on the streets of Vancouver and Victoria by Megaphone vendors.

  • The 2016 calendar features a selection of photos from the past 12 years. 'Alkina at the Pow Wow' by Steven Mayes

  • Photos for the 2016 calendar were chosen by community judges, vendors, and online. 'Looking Forward' by Gertrude Harris.

  • Hope in Shadows is sold on the street by Megaphone magazine vendors. Megaphone vendors also work year round, selling the monthly magazine for $2.