With over 200 entries to Monday’s 12th annual photo contest, deciding the winners in each of the six categories proved a challenging task for our four judges. The debate lasted into the wee hours as we discussed composition, lighting, subject matter, challenge, skill and more.
In the end, 22 winners were chosen: first, second and third from each of the six categories, plus four Prism Choice awards. Each first-place winner will receive $175 gift certificate from Prism Imaging. Second-place winners receive $100 gift certificate from Prism. Third-place winners receive $50 gift certificate from Art World. And each of the four Prism Choice winners receives $100 gift certificate from Prism. Plus, at the opening of the week-long photo exhibit at the Cedar Hill Arts Centre, one lucky contestant, Steve Jakes, was chosen by a random draw to win $100.
Meet the judges
– Andrea Kucherawy: Andrea has a Fine Art degree in photography from the University of Calgary and has begun her 15th year at the Western Academy of Photography, where she is the program manager and an instructor.
– Don Denton: Don is the Photo Supervisor for Black Press’ Greater Victoria newspapers. He has taught photography classes at Mount Royal College and at the Western Academy of Photography. Check out his work at www.dondenton.ca/blog.
– Arnold Lim: Freelance photojournalist and videographer for various newspapers and magazines such as Sports Illustrated and Monday, Arnold was also photo manager for B.C. Place Stadium for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic games and is the photojournalism instructor at the Western Acadamy of Photography in Victoria.
– Sheena Graham: Freelance photographer, model and artist, Sheena likes to find the story within her photography and has shot several covers for Monday over the last year. She runs her own business at octoberday.ca. M
See the entire list of winners and photos through out online e-edition: mondaymag.com/eeditions/?iid=i20120927070540773