Out of thousands across B.C., Surrey shutterbug Ken McAllister has won the grand prize as Next Generation Amateur Photographer of the Year in the “Your Best Shot” photo contest – organized by Black Press, London Drugs and the Abbotsford International Airshow.
McAllister and five other category winners, judged as the province’s best emerging photographers, were awarded over $1,500 in prizes on Oct. 15.
The third annual contest’s first round received a record number of submissions to Black Press newspapers all over the province.
Entrants came from more than 80 communities, including 100 Mile House, Campbell River, Burnaby, Vancouver, Kelowna, Chilliwak, Surrey, Hope, Invermere, Langley, Lumby, Maple Ridge, Nanaimo, Nelson, Prince George, Quesnel, Sooke, Vernon, and Victoria.
Expert judges selected more than 70 best entrants, who faced off against each other, taking photos in a one-day challenge at the Abbotsford International Airshow this August. Prizes were awarded in five categories, based on the best airshow images.
Prizes will be awarded in five categories, based on the best airshow images: View 2015 category winners.
Rod Marr wins Best Wild Card.
Abbotsford International Airshow: