The Hope in Shadows calendar is sold on the streets of Vancouver and Victoria by Megaphone's homeless and low-income vendors. Vendors buy each calendar for $10 and sell them for $20, keeping the profit. The calendar is made up of photos taken by our vendors in an annual photography contest. All photos are taken on single-use disposable film cameras.
The annual Hope in Shadows photography contest is happening in Vancouver on June 9th, 2018 and in Victoria on June 4th, 2018.
Every year, Megaphone vendors use disposable cameras to capture the community and have the chance to have their photographs featured in the award-winning Hope in Shadows calendar. Plus, there are cash prizes for the Top 30 photos!
Want to enter the photo contest?
The Hope in Shadows photo contest is open to Megaphone and Hope in Shadows vendors - that means anyone who sells the magazine or calendar. Everyone interested in participating must RSVP before June 8 by contacting Megaphone.
Know someone interested and they're not yet a vendor? No problem! Becoming a vendor is easy and training only takes an hour. Connect with Megaphone before June 8th to complete a quick vendor training and get signed up.
Get in Touch to Sign Up
Drop by Megaphone's Office: 429 Alexander St
. (@ Dunlevy) in Vancouver Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:30pm
You can see the Top 30 photos from 2017 and vote for your favourite here
The 2018 calendar launched on October 11, 2017 in Vancouver and on October 18, 2017 in Victoria. The calendar typically sells from October to January or whenever it sells out. To buy your calendar and support meaningful work for people in poverty, find where Megaphone's street vendors usually sell using the Megaphone App.
Live outside of Vancouver or Victoria? Can't find a vendor? Buy your calendar online here and have it shipped to your door or pick up directly from our Vancouver office.
Thanks to our Hope in Shadows sponsors who make this project possible: