Hamish Grant wins TVO's Photography Month Photo Contest

TORONTO, June 16 /CNW/ - Toronto photographer Hamish Grant's photo Yesterday's Models has been selected as the winning entry in TVO's Photography Month Photo Contest. The contest is sponsored by Henry's, and as the winning photographer Grant will be awarded a CANON camera prize pack valued at $950.

"I live and work in downtown Toronto. I was born here and for the past 20 years I've tried to capture my Toronto, first on film and now using digital media. I often experiment with different styles and subjects - there is so much to see and do in this city, it pays to be flexible and open-minded and just jump in when an opportunity presents itself", says Grant.

On Monday June 7, a panel of photo experts from Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival selected the three top entries, which were posted online at tvo.org/photomonth. From June 7 to June 14 viewers could vote for their favourite photo at tvo.org/photomonth. Hamish Grant was declared the winner on Tuesday June 15 at tvo.org/photomonth.

TVO's Photography Month Photo Contest was launched at the beginning of May as part of TVO's Photography Month, which runs in conjunction with Toronto's Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. This year TVO invited photographers to submit photos that examined the role of photography in contemporary society.

Grant adds "TVO's Photography Month Photo Contest was a terrific opportunity for me. I felt my photo fit the contest theme well, and it was very exciting to be picked as a finalist by such an auspicious panel. Thank you to voters who picked me to win! It is a great inspiration to continue capturing Toronto to the best of my ability."

To view the entire photo gallery, visit tvo.org/photomonth.

About TVO

TVO is Ontario's public educational media organization and a trusted source of interactive educational content that informs, inspires and stimulates curiosity and thought. TVO's vision is to empower people to be engaged citizens of Ontario through educational media. For more information, visit tvo.org.

Where to find TVO

Cable channel 2 (channel may vary in some areas), Bell TV channel 265, Shaw Direct channel 353.

/NOTE TO PHOTO EDITORS: A photo accompanying this release is available at http://photos.newswire.ca. Images are free to accredited members of the media/


For further information: For further information: Media contact: Lesley Horlick, TVO, Marketing & Communications, 416.484.2600 ext. 2281, lhorlick@tvo.org

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