TORONTO and MONTREAL, Jan. 26 /CNW Telbec/ - The Walrus Foundation and
Canada's premier coalition loyalty program, Aeroplan, are proud to
announce the launch of The Walrus Foundation Amateur Travel Photography
Contest. Sponsored by Aeroplan, this nationwide contest will be judged
by acclaimed photographer Edward Burtynsky, The Walrus magazine's art director Brian Morgan, and the Canadian public. The
contest is open to Canadian residents, and the winning photo will be
published in The Walrus magazine. The winning amateur photographer will also receive 100,000
Aeroplan Miles courtesy of Aeroplan, and an invitation for two to The
Walrus Foundation Gala in January 2012. In addition, a full gallery of
photographs from the runners-up will be showcased at www.walrusmagazine.com/aeroplan.
"This is a great opportunity for photography fans and travelers alike to
get out and snap photos of their favourite destinations, unique
landscapes and off the beaten path locations or even be creative in
their own city," said David Klein, Vice President, Marketing,
Aeroplan. "For the last few years, through our partnership with the
Art Gallery of Ontario, we've been trying to raise the profile of
photography with the Grange Prize. Aeroplan is thrilled to be a part of
this contest and to be working with The Walrus Foundation to encourage
participation in this important art form."
"The Walrus Foundation is a keen supporter of Canadian artists, both
established and emerging," said The Walrus Foundation's executive
director and co-publisher Shelley Ambrose. "We're delighted to be
working with Aeroplan and Edward Burtynsky to showcase Canadian
photographers and their unique perspectives on our world."
The Walrus Travel Photography contest begins today with the release of
the March issue of The Walrus, and officially closes on May 31, 2011. Judges will select a shortlist
of ten photos Between May 31 and July 1, 2011. Throughout the summer of
2011, readers of The Walrus magazine, walrusmagazine.com, and visitors to www.walrusmagazine.com/aeroplan will be asked to vote for their favourite photo. The winning photo will
be selected on August 27, 2011, and will be featured along with a short
essay in the special double winter January/February issue of The Walrus.
January 19, 2011
The Walrus Foundation Amateur Travel Photography Contest sponsored by
May 31, 2011
The last day for entrants to submit their travel photos to The Walrus
July 1, 2011
Judges Edward Burtynsky and Brian Morgan release shortlist of ten
photos, and public voting opens
August 26, 2011
Public voting ends, and the winning photo is selected
December 5, 2011
The winning photo will be published in The Walrus magazine
January 18, 2012
The winning amateur photographer and a guest will attend The 4th Annual Walrus Foundation Gala
For full details, including contest regulations, please visit: www.walrusmagazine.com/aeroplan.
Aeroplan, Canada's premier coalition loyalty program, is owned by Groupe
Aeroplan Inc., a global leader in loyalty management. Aeroplan is a
long-standing patron of the arts, with a history of supporting artists
and arts initiatives across Canada. Of particular significance is the
company's work, in partnership with the Art Gallery of Ontario, to
develop The Grange Prize for contemporary photography. Aeroplan is
committed to fostering a long-term, international dialogue about this
important art form. Aeroplan has also joined the AGO in a three-year
partnership as the Signature Partner of the Photography Collection
Program, supporting planned AGO activities to engage visitors with
photography, including special lectures and tours.
For more information about Aeroplan, please visit www.groupeaeroplan.com
ABOUT THE WALRUS FOUNDATION
The Walrus Foundation is a charitable non-profit organization with a
mandate to promote public discourse on matters vital to our country.
The Foundation is dedicated to supporting Canadian writers, artists,
readers, education, ideas, and debate. First and foremost, we achieve
these goals by publishing The Walrus magazine ten times a year. We also produce public debates, leadership
events, and run an intensive internship program training the next
generation of leaders of media and the arts.
For more information about The Walrus Foundation or The Walrus magazine, please visit www.walrusmagazine.com.
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The Walrus Foundation