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56th Edition

This page was adopted from Kathrin Lang's 53rd Edition page.

The VOC publishes a work of literary genius every spring: The Annual VOC Journal. Share your passion for the outdoors and for the VOC - help put together the 58th edition of the VOCJ!

We're using an interactive Wiki page this year, just like ever year. This page is intended to help with the organization of the Journal to get it printed in time. See below for how you can contribute, deadlines, an article list with a trip report list (to avoid having multiple articles on the same trip), FAQs, and a style guide.

Main VOC journal page [1]

How can you contribute?

1. Submit an article.

About what? Write an article about a trip you did with the VOC. Or, write about a trip you did on your own, or it maybe not even about a particular trip. Write outdoor philosophies or ethics or just expressions of love for the mountains. Write an instruction guide for how to make some piece of gear you made at home this year, or if you're really into the history of some outdoor sport, write an article about it. Everything vaguely about non-motorized outdoor sports is welcome! Trip reports about work hikes are highly encouraged!

  • When?
    • February 1, 2016 - Deadline for all articles. No exceptions.
  • How? Send files to [email protected] Include:
    • Submit a .doc or .docx file.
    • Submit no more than 5 photos via a dropbox folder link with full sized images (don't compress them or anything!).
    • You must also include your full name, the date of your trip and captions for the photos! This information should be included in the .doc file before the article you are submitting.

More detailed submission guidelines can be found here; see below for the style guide.

2. Submit a photo to the photo contest.

The journal will also feature the annual photo contest! The categories are club life, portrait, flora and fauna, landscape, action and miscellaneous.

You may submit photos by emailing [email protected] with the subject VOC PHOTO COMPETITION - YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME.

You must also include: 1) a dropbox link to your photo. 2) a photo caption (in the email). 3) Where and when the photo was taken!

3. Help with proofing, editing, and layout.

Edit articles for spelling, grammar, consistency. We'll need at least 2 edits per article! Edit photos: check resolution, convert colour to black and white if needed, etc. If you'd like to assist, sign up below! Also, contact Koby at [email protected]

4. For the Exec.

We need two things from you in addition to what we need from everybody else.

A portrait-type picture of yourself. Some of you are really ugly and have trouble with this, but work on it. I have a studio in my office on the second floor. If you want a boring indoor photo that can be arranged. A summary of what it was like to be in your Exec Position for the past year. Any achievements? Problems? And remember: submitting an article to the VOCJ or assisting with editing/layout counts as a workhike!

Editing Team Sign-up

Sign up to help on this google doc! [LINK] We need editing help, converting photos to black and white, and selling ads!