Photo contest winners to be announced

Next Generation Amateur Photographer of the Year to be awarded Oct. 15

Angeline Haslett's winning entry for Best Static Photo from the Abbotsford International Airshow

They beat out over 2,000 entries in the first round, and triumphed in a battle of the cameras. Now, B.C.’s best emerging photographers will receive over $1,500 in prizes, and one of them will be chosen as the Next Generation Amateur Photographer of the Year.

Black Press and London Drugs will award this honour to the best entrant in the “Your Best Shot” photo contest, out of thousands across B.C., on Oct. 15. Prizes will also be given to five category winners and the competition’s People’s Choice favourite.

The third annual contest’s first round received a record number of submissions to Black Press newspapers all over the province. Entrants came from more than 80 communities, including 100 Mile House, Campbell River, Burnaby, Vancouver, Kelowna, Chilliwak, Surrey, Hope, Invermere, Langley, Lumby, Maple Ridge, Nanaimo, Nelson, Prince George, Quesnel, Sooke, Vernon, and Victoria.

Expert judges selected more than 70 best entrants, who faced off against each other, taking photos in a one-day challenge at the Abbotsford International Airshow this August.

Prizes will be awarded in five categories, based on the best airshow images: Paul Kendall wins Best Air Photo. He submitted his initial entry to the Abbotsford News.

View 2015 category winners.

Ken McAllister wins Best Crowd Photo. He entered through the Surrey Now.

Angeline Haslett wins Best Static Photo. She sent her first entry to the Agassiz Harrison Observer.

Paul Kendall wins  Best Air Photo. He entered through The Abbotsford News.

Kyle Wynia wins Best Videographer. He entered through the Abbotsford News.

Watch winning video here.

Rod Marr wins Best Wild Card.

Over 22,000 people voted online for the contest’s People’s Choice award, also a record high. The top-voted entry was from James Munroe, who entered with the 100 Mile House Free Press.

There are also three honorable mentions this year: Harold Schock, who entered through the Kelowna Capital News, for best air photo and best static photo; and Paul Kendall for best crowd photo.

All category winners are invited to London Drugs in Cloverdale on Oct. 15, where the Next Generation Amateur Photographer of the Year winner will be announced. The winner will be featured on Black Press websites across the province.

Abbotsford International Airshow:

More videos showcasing the 2015 Abbotsford Airshow click here. You can also visit the exclusive Airshow Online magazine.

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