B.C.-based photographer captures unique snapshot of everyday life in
TORONTO, June 15, 2012 /CNW/ - Getty Images today announced that Laureen Carruthers from British Columbia has been
recognized as the winner and People's Choice Award recipient for "this is Canada," a photography competition that gave enthusiasts the opportunity to
show off their visual definition of Canada. Judged by a panel of some
of Canada's foremost photographers and industry experts, nearly 5,000
images were submitted to showcase what makes Canadian life unique.
The winning photograph, which was taken at the historic 153 Mile Ranch
located just outside Williams Lake, B.C., depicts what is most
important to the photographer and showcases Canada's breathtaking
landscape. Focused on the special moments in life that bring friends
and family together, the photograph captures an afternoon outdoors.
The competition also recognizes Michelle Valberg from Ottawa, Ontario as
the runner up for capturing the raw beauty of the arctic. Taken in
Wakeham Bay, Nunavik, the photograph is rich with culture, capturing
the subject standing under an inuksuk wearing an amauti, a traditional
parka worn by Inuit women and one of the world's most interesting and
unique pieces of clothing.
"We were overwhelmed by the number of Canadian photographers who
entered," said Andrew Delaney, Director of Creative Content for Getty
Images. "The competition has empowered nearly one-thousand Canadian
photographers to submit five-thousand authentic and regional images,
providing a glimpse of the everyday life and special moments that make
Canada such a unique place to live."
The competition provided a platform for the country's outstanding
creative talent to show off their visual definition of Canada and gave
photography enthusiasts the opportunity to become Getty Images
contributors through the Flickr Collection.
The images submitted to the "this is Canada" photo competition were
judged based on their quality, creativity, and artistic merit as well
as representation of Canada. The judging panel consisted of:
Sean Davison, SVP Creative Director, MacLaren McCann Canada
Andrew Delaney, Director of Creative Content, Getty Images
Carey Ivison, Senior Manager of Creative Services, Scotiabank Canadian
Richard Lam, Vancouver B.C. based freelance photographer
In addition to the recognition as a Getty Images contributor through the
Flickr collection, the first place winner receives a brand new Canon
EOS 7D Digital SLR Kit (approximately $3,000 value) and 2,000 AIR
MILES® reward miles**. The runner up receives 2,000 AIR MILES® reward
miles** and the opportunity to partner with Getty Images to offer
content through the Flickr Collection on Getty Images' website.
For more information on the "this is Canada" competition, please visit www.showusyourcanada.ca. To view all of the competition entries, please visit the Flickr
Collection at http://www.flickr.com/groups/1905436@N24/. For more information on Getty Images like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
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The contest is managed by Getty Images. LoyaltyOne, Inc. is in no way
connected to the management of this contest.
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