Behind the Lens


Welcome to our photography challenge open to all kids and youth ages 18 and under in British Columbia! Participants will receive weekly prompts from which they get inspired and go out into their community – or just their own backyard- and snap away! The top photos will be chosen to go into our calendar and sold at the end of the year! Participants also have a chance to win prizes, which will be announced shortly! Additional resources such as photography classes are made available to children and youth in our 100+ partner agencies and sometimes will be open to all.

May the odds be ever in your favour!



If you’re 18 or younger and interested in photography, join us! The program is free for all youth 18 and under. Learn from your peers as well as experienced photographers and have a chance to get your images in the calendar and featured on our social media channels.


We’re looking for professional photographers to run short virtual photography workshops for the communities we serve! We also welcome a few photographers to join the private Facebook Group of the program to pipe in with occasional tips and tricks. Interested in helping? We’d love to hear from you!


Looking for sponsorship opportunities for your business to support a local charitable program? Contact us to learn about our sponsorship options to have your branding featured in our calendar and get highlighted on our social media channels!

Purchase a Calendar

Every dollar raised helps Kids Up Front provide and distribute uplifting experiences to children, youth, and families in the Greater Vancouver area.

Help us reach our goals and serve our community by purchasing a calendar featuring the photos taken by the kids in our Behind the Lens program!

Set Up Monthly Donations

As little as $10 a month can add up to a priceless gift for countless deserving kids.                                       Donation is secure and easy through Canada Helps.