Photo by Steve Dutt. Named Next Generation Photographer of the Year 2014. Photo taken at the 2014 Abbotsford International Airshow.

Photo by Steve Dutt. Named Next Generation Photographer of the Year 2014. Photo taken at the 2014 Abbotsford International Airshow.

Finalists selected for B.C. Amateur Photographer of the Year

Seventy photographers will compete at this year's Abbotsford International Airshow



By Megan Lambert, Summer Intern, Black Press.

Finalists for this year’s 3rd annual Next Generation BC Amateur Photographer of the Year contest have now been selected. From Vernon to Victoria and from Metchosin to Merritt, Seventy finalists have been chosen from all corners of BC to move forward and compete in an intense competition at the Abbotsford International Airshow, where they will race against the clock to complete daily photo challenges. Finalists will shoot 10 of their best photographs and/or videos, to be reviewed by a judging panel — one will come out with the title of 2015 Next Generation Amateur Photographer of the Year. More than 2,000 entries were received from 81 B.C. communities.

Whether you’re a finalist or not, this is a show you won’t want to miss: The Abbotsford International Airshow is world-renowned for its prestigious performers and family-friendly entertainment. The 2015 Airshow on August 7th through 9th will feature three jet teams, (Snowbirds, Breitling Jet Team and Horsemen Jet Team) a Friday twilight show with fireworks, the Canadian Forces Skyhawks parachute team, and the highly classified US military jet, the F-22 Raptor to name but a few. The event will also salute the many pilots that participated in the Battle of Britain during its 75th anniversary. For upto date schedule and more details visit www.abbotsfordairshow.com.

CLICK HERE FOR INTERACTIVE AIRSHOW SPECIAL INCLUDING VIDEO

Congratulations to all of the finalists in the 2015 Next Generation Amateur Photographer of the Year contest, sponsored by London Drugs, the Abbotsford International Airshow, and Black Press. To see photo gallery click here. See you there!

 

James Munroe

Mike Willford

Rod Jones

Rod Marr

David Laferriere

Jeanette Bollinger

Rita Newbold

Andrew Walton

Nick Enns

Kyle Wynia

Malcolm Janus

Emily Bestwick

Lauren Mitchell

Angeline Haslett

Tobi Smith

Glynn Williams

Ellen Monteith

Jacqueline Kumar

Bill Boyd

Tracy Friesen

David Urban

Rod Steensland

William Snow

Roland Proft

Darlene Scott

James Barth

Jack Pickell

Tony Ackland

Lance Lechner

Kori Bourdeaux

Chantel Mebs

Jim Briar

Harold Schock

Larissa Price

Christina McGladdery

Michael Bolognese

Harm Langeloo

Jennifer Papp

Simon Chornick

Christina Dutkowski

Rick Skerry

Ron Molema

Steve Large

Jeremy Van Walsh

Kirsty Wilson

Steve Hamilton

William Smith

Claire Jones

Eileen Redding

Sara Machtaler

Brian Hartt

Jamieson Johnson

Deanna Gill

Ellane Reyes

Jill Morton

Paul Kendall

Beki Hall

Daniel Garcia

Steve Duttt

Nelson Sison

Shane Kalyn

Ken McAllister

David Hale

Susan Flemming

Paige Sutherland

Dale Eurich

Doug Grant

Allan Hyggen

Stephen Ban

Doug Grant

Nils Stockinger

 

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