The National Capital Commission (NCC) and Canadian Geographic are proud to announce the winners of the “Canada’s Capitals” Photo contest. The winning photos will be part of the exhibit Perspectives: Scenes of Canada’s Capitals which will be featured from May to September 2011 on the lower terrace of the Fairmont Château Laurier.
Over 2,000 Canadians from across the country submitted photographs depicting features and landmarks that reflect the unique character of each of Canada’s 14 capital cities. Young photographers were also invited to share their perspectives of our vibrant nation. Here are the winners in each of the Capital cities:
Jordan Camponi, Edmonton (Alberta) (Grand prize winner)
James C. Patterson, Victoria (British Columbia)
Julia Coombs, Edmonton (Alberta)
Wes Tollefson, Regina (Saskatchewan)
Ken Gillespie, Winnipeg (Manitoba)
Sean Ivans, Yellowknife (Northwest Territories)
Ewa Kaczor-Santos, Whitehorse (Yukon)
Lan Hu, Iqualuit (Nunavut)
Thomas Lee, Ottawa (Ontario)
Doug Bisson, Toronto (Ontario)
Philippe Reno, Québec (Québec)
Emily Jackson, Fredericton (New Brunswick)
Derrick Hefford, St. John’s (Newfoundland)
Gilles Chamberland, Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island)
Chris Gidney, Halifax (Nova Scotia)
Katrina Strickland, Victoria (British Columbia) (winner: children category)
“The long-awaited thaw of the North Saskatchewan River means that summer is on its way and we will soon get to enjoy the art, music and theatre festivals that are the best parts of living in Edmonton,” said the grand prize winner, Jordan Camponi, when describing his photo.
The winners and the winning photos will be published on the Canadian Geographic website and in the summer 2011 issue of Canadian Geographic Travel (on newsstands now), and will also be exhibited in Ottawa in the heart of Canada’s Capital Region during the summer. The grand prize winner, Jordan Camponi of Edmonton, earned a trip for two to Canada’s Capital Region for Canada Day 2011.
The NCC and Canadian Geographic wish to thank the following sponsors: Lowepro, Joby and the Fairmont Château Laurier for their generous contribution and participation.
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