PHOTOS: Meet the winners of the London Drugs 2018 Amateur Photographer of the Year contest

Angeline Haslett has been crowned the London Drugs 2018 Amateur Photographer of the Year Contest in partnership with Black Press Media

After more than 25,000 entries from nearly 6,000 entrants, a winner has been named in the London Drugs2018 Amateur Photographer of the Year contest in partnership with Black Press Media.

Angeline Haslett of Harrison Hot Springs has entered the contest for the past four years and was “very surprised” when she got the good news.

She took her winning photo at the Memorial Hall in Harrison last summer during the Harrison Festival of the Arts.

Said Haslett of her subject, singer Shakura S’Aida: “She was very dynamic and very fun to watch. I sat right in the front row and got quite a few photos… I was happy with them.”

Haslett will receive a $2,000 London Drugs gift card, plus a four-day photography workshop courtesy of professional nature photographer, Dave Hutchison.

With 20 years of experience, Hutchison has more than 40 images published in books, magazines and calendars, and will teach Haslett how to use long exposures and long lenses to shoot night scenes, seascapes, forests, waterfalls and wildlife.

Haslett also won the contest’s Festivals and Events category, earning an additional $500 London Drugs gift card.

Meanwhile, more than 35,000 votes were cast to determine the winner of the London Drugs’ 2018 Amateur Photographer of the Year People’s Choice Award.

Sylvia Motala of Whitehorse is the recipient of the People’s Choice Award and will receive a $250 London Drugs gift card for her photo “May Silence Make You Strong,” captured in Atlin, B.C.

The following winners will each be awarded with a $500 London Drugs gift card.

Ken McAllister won the Scenic Canada category, with “Okanagan Gold,” taken in Okanagan Falls.

Bryan Stephens’s image, “Rock Pigeon” taken in Burnaby, won the Wildlife category.

Ryan Watts earned top marks in the category Love Where You Live, with “Granville St. Bridge at Night” taken at Vancouver’s Granville Island.

Debbie Mackay captured her photo, “A boy and his dog!” in Nanaimo for the People category.

Pia Pedersen won the Food category, with her photo “Salad Love” taken in Lantzville, B.C.

And Jess Alexandrovich won the category Pets with “Keith & Murphy” taken in Whitehorse.

Barb Doughty has been randomly selected as the lucky voter in the London Drugs 2018 Amateur Photographer of the Year People’s Choice Award contest and will receive a $250 London Drugs gift card.

The 2018 London Drugs Amateur Photographer of the Year eEditions featuring the Top 50 Editor’s Picks in each category will be released in January. Stay tuned!


@kieranroconnor
kieran.oconnor@bpdigital.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Police incident in Mount Douglas Park leads to road closure

Officers turning cars away, letting hikers go up trails

PHOTOS: Women’s March through downtown Victoria draws crowds of activists, allies

Attendees of all ages carried instruments, posters with empowering messages

Victoria resident lives well despite dementia

Walter Strauss has developed an interest in music and now takes line dancing classes

New Victoria Conservatory music scholarship recognizes long-time Sidney resident

O. Thomas Webb died in Sidney last year after retiring to the community in 1975

‘Like an ATM’: World’s first biometric opioid-dispensing machine launches in B.C.

First-of-its-kind dispensing machine unveiled in the Downtown Eastside with hopes of curbing overdose deaths

Canucks extend home win streak to 8 with 4-1 triumph over Sharks

Victory lifts Vancouver into top spot in NHL’s Pacific Division

BC Green Party leader visits northern B.C. pipeline protest site

Adam Olsen calls for better relationship between Canada, British Columbia and First Nations

B.C. society calls out conservation officer after dropping off bear cub covered in ice

Ice can be seen in video matted into emaciated bear cub’s fur

Horgan cancels event in northern B.C. due to security concerns, says Fraser Lake mayor

The premier will still be visiting the city, but the location and day will not be made public

PHOTOS: Eastern Newfoundland reeling, search underway for missing man after blizzard

More than 70 centimetres of new snow fell overnight, creating whiteout conditions

Prince Harry, Meghan to give up ‘royal highness’ titles

‘Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved members of my family,’ says Queen Elizabeth II

Ice chunk from truck crushes vehicle windshield on Vancouver Island

None injured, but Nanaimo RCMP say there can be fines for accumulations of ice and snow

Calls for dialogue as Coastal GasLink pipeline polarizes some in northern B.C.

Coastal GasLink is building the 670-kilometre pipeline from British Columbia’s northeast to Kitimat on the coast

Most Read