Downtown lip lock proves a winner

Michaela Earthy and Trenton Crawford win Downtown Victoria Business Association Kiss in the City contest

Michaela Earthy and Trenton Crawford share a kiss on Broad Street in this year’s winning photo for Kiss in the City.

Michaela Earthy and Trenton Crawford share a kiss on Broad Street in this year’s winning photo for Kiss in the City.

Michaela Earthy and Trenton Crawford have the winning kiss.

The Victoria couple earned bragging rights in this year’s Downtown Victoria Business Association Kiss in the City contest.

The popular Valentine’s contest asks residents to photograph themselves, lips locked, somewhere in downtown Victoria.

Photos and video are posted on the DVBA Facebook page and evaluated by a panel of judges.

Earthy and Crawford takes the crown as this year’s KISS winner. Their photo featured the pair sharing a kiss on Broad Street between Fort and Broughton streets, decked out in full cycling gear with their bikes.

The pair will walk away with a romantic night in the city featuring a one night stay at the Fairmont Empress, dinner for two at the Bengal Lounge and a 60-minute spa treatment for two at Willow Stream Spa. The package also includes a gold and pearl locket donated by Violette Boutique, flowers from Poppies Floral Art, movie tickets to the Cineplex Odeon, and is topped off with a selection of delectable goodies from Roger’s Chocolates.

Two runners up will also win prizes in this year’s contest. Second place went to Devon Lord and Jonathan Taylor whose photo shows the Johnson Street Bridge in winter evening light.

Third place was awarded to Fiona Aitken and Janik Emanuel NuB who took a more close up approach to their photo on Broad Street.

Both couples will receive dinner in downtown Victoria, chocolates and movie passes.