We received a number of fabulous entries in our 2017-2018 Experience the Mountain Parks Photo Contest, and we’re pleased to announce the winners! The winning categories include the Voting Category and the Judges Category, and we also want to recognize the Honourable Mentions.
Voting Category Winner
Our readers chose “Morning in the Clouds” by Tricia Reid as the Voting Category winner. This photo has a striking other-worldly quality, and it received a total of 602 votes.
We’re sending Tricia two Ultimate Explorer Passes courtesy of Brewster (now known as Pursuit) for her prize. Each pass has a retail value of $192 and will provide Tricia with access to four of the iconic attractions in the mountain national parks:
- Banff Gondola
- Banff Lake Cruise
- Glacier Adventure, and
- Glacier Skywalk
Judges Category Winners
Our First Place Judges Category winner features a breathtaking combinations of textures and colours. Congratulations to James Anderson for winning! His beautiful photo, “A touch of Gold” captures Mount Lougheed as a backdrop to the Bow River lined with golden trees of fall.
The grand prize is a Sunshine Village Getaway (with a retail value of approximately $1,500!) It consists of:
- 3 nights in a Deluxe Room for a family of 4
- Dining Room(s) Gift Certificate
- Gondola Passes for 4
- Interpretive Guided Hike Sunshine Meadows
The second place prize goes to Kananaskis Creek, submitted by Moe Haimour The vivid red colours make a striking contrast to the white snow. We also love how the rushing water contrasts with the sharp texture of the pine needles.
Moe has won a Dream Getaway to Radium Hot Springs. The Radium Getaway prize package consists of:
- 2 night stay at Cobblestone Creek Cottage & Lodging Co
- Pool Passes for Radium Hot Springs
- Round of Golf for 2 people mid-week at the Radium Course
Our judges chose “Not enjoying the ride” for the third place prize. Tony LePrieur took this striking wildlife photo, which captures an owl holding a gopher mid-flight.
We’ll send a couple of rafting gift certificates left (each valued at $100) to Tony for his prize.
Lastly, we want to acknowledge our two honourable mention entries. These photos also capture the essence of the beauty and adventure found in the Canadian Mountain parks, and they deserve recognition, too.
The first Honourable Mention is “Lake Louise from a different angle.” Gabriel Fiorenzano took this photo depicting the challenge and excitement of ice climbing, along with the beauty of snow-covered Lake Louise.
Our second Honourable Mention is “Smokey Sunset at Pyramid Lake,” by Christine Newman. This serene scene shows canoes resting on a dock at the end of day, and has beautiful blue, yellow, and orange colours.
Thank you again to everyone who entered and voted! Stay tuned for our 2017-2018 Photo Contest. Meanwhile, we encourage you to enter the Calgary Photo Contest, which is open until May 1, 2018.