2016-2017 Photo Contest Winners – Judges Category and Honourable Mentions

Posted on: March 15th, 2017

We’re excited to announce the winners of our 2016-2017 Experience the Mountain Parks Photo Contest! The number of outstanding entries increases every year, and our judges couldn’t just pick two photos. After seeing all the amazing entries, we decided to also award third and fourth place prizes to our two Honourable Mentions.

2016-2017 Photo Contest Winners Judges Category

Congratulations to the Judges Category first place winner Moe Haimour, who submitted “Athabasca Falls.” This black and white photo captures the light, shadow, water, and clouds in stunningly crisp detail.
Moe will receive a $1,500 Gift Certificate courtesy of The Camera Store in Calgary.
"Athabasca Falls" by Moe Haimour

“Athabasca Falls” by Moe Haimour

The Judges Category second place winner Shane Gier submitted the prize-winning photo “Mount Rundle Aurora.” It’s a masterful image of the Northern Lights as seen above Mount Rundle. The colorful lights are also reflected in the water below.
Shane will receive a Dream Getaway to Golden (Value $1,050) that includes:

Tourism Golden and Kicking Horse Lodging

  • One bedroom suite for two nights with Kicking Horse Lodging
  • Expiry October 31, 2017
  • No blackout dates
  • Valued at $488 + Tax

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

  • 2 adventure passes (access to the Grizzly Bear refuge and Golden Eagle Express Gondola)
  • Sky Lunch for 2 at Eagle’s Eye Restaurant
  • Valid for the 2017 summer season
  • Valued at $132 + tax

Glacier Rafting Company

  • Complimentary full day whitewater rafting trip for 2
  • The Ultimate Adventure
  • Valid for the 2017 summer season
  • Valued at $338 + Tax

Whitetooth Mountain Bistro

  • $100 gift certificate for dinner at the Whitetooth Mountain Bistro
  • Valued at $100
"Mount Rundle Aurora" by Shane Gier

“Mount Rundle Aurora” by Shane Gier

2016-2017 Photo Contest Winners Honourable Mentions

Nicholas Taffs is our third place winner for his photo “Lookout.” This monochromatic picture features a single hiker gazing at mountain peaks underneath low clouds. The textures of the snow-covered rocks, the sharp mountains, and the heavy clouds makes a dramatic picture.
For his prize, we’ll send Nicholas 2 Adult Ultimate Explorer Passes (total retail value of $388), courtesy of Brewster Travel Canada.
"Lookout" by Nicholas Taffs

“Lookout” by Nicholas Taffs

And our fourth place winner is Elizabeth Hak, who submitted “Misty Morning in Jasper.” The misty light creates a soft background that contrasts with the detailed rocks in the foreground.
For her prize, we’ll send Elizabeth 2 White Water Rafting Gift Certificates (total retail value of $200), courtesy of Rocky Mountain River Guides.
"Misty Morning in Jasper" by Elizabeth Hak

“Misty Morning in Jasper” by Elizabeth Hak

Thank you again to everyone who entered and voted! Stay tuned for our 2017-2018 Photo Contest, which will open late this spring.
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