MONTREAL, Jan. 20 /CNW Telbec/ - The 32nd edition of the "Montréal à
l'œil" photo contest, entitled "Montréal postcard", has drawn to a
close with the crowning of its new winners. In partnership with
Tourisme Montréal, this special edition invited photo enthusiasts to
submit the "postcard" image of Montréal that they felt best captured
the city's spirit.
Montréal, the city we love
Judging by their entries, the 1,000 or so participants chose to portray
an elegant and modern North American port city, characterized by urban
eclecticism and having preserved its vibrant daily life and ebullient
joie de vivre. The submissions equally revealed that Montréal's
contrasting climate and its changing seasons played a role in evoking
its unique magic.
Jury members based their decisions on the following criteria: respect of
theme, composition, technique, contrast and focus, as well as formal
quality and point of view.
"The contest participants' love of Montréal shines through in their
photos and the enthusiasm with which they approached their subject,"
says the Honourable Charles Lapointe, President and CEO of Tourisme
Montréal. "They have succeeded in eliciting our city's unique ambiance
and charm, and we are very pleased to add these magnificent images to a
photo bank that will showcase Montréal to tourists from around the
1st prize - The Institution, by Mr. Mathias Berthet
Mr. Berthet wins a $2,000 photography contract with Tourisme Montréal.
His photograph combined a particularly vivid scene of daily
neighbourhood life with elements of an urban setting, which many
Montrealers and tourists immediately associate with our city.
2nd prize - Biosphere, by Mr. Patrick Palmer
Mr. Palmer takes home a $1,000 gift certificate from Photo Service,
which has been a partner of this contest since 1991. Mr. Palmer's photo
illustrates an impressive and unique futuristic image of the Biosphere
on Île Sainte-Hélène, one of modern Montréal's emblematic figures.
3rd prize - View of Mount Royal, by Mr. Rodrigo Moreira
Mr. Moreira walks away with a Sweet Deal package, valued at $500, from
Tourisme Montréal. His "postcard" snapshot captured the classic
cityscape of Montréal's downtown, viewed from the Mount Royal
Kondiaronk Belvedere. The shot, framed by the foliage of staghorn
sumac, evokes both the tropical sultriness of many Montréal summers as
well as its North American feel.
Honourable mention - Farine Five Roses, by Mr. Carlos Viani
The Centre d'histoire de Montréal and Tourisme Montréal awarded special
mention to the artistic qualities of Mr. Viani's photograph of this
iconic Old Port sign.
The Centre d'histoire de Montréal and its partners will showcase the
snapshots of the winners and a number of participants as part of a
travelling photo exhibition throughout the year. Thank you to all of
our participants and partners, especially Tourisme Montréal and Photo
To view the winning photos, click here.
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|André Gauvreau |
Centre d'histoire de Montréal
Ville de Montréal
Public Relations, Product Development and Research