Ken McAllister wins Next Generation Amateur Photographer of the Year

Surrey shooter selected out of thousands across B.C.

From left: Sue Borthwick



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.

Paul Kendall wins Best Air Photo. He submitted his initial entry to the Abbotsford News.

Ken McAllister wins Best Crowd Photo. He entered through the Surrey Now.

Angeline Haslett wins Best Static Photo. She sent her first entry to the Agassiz Harrison Observer.

Paul Kendall wins  Best Air Photo. He entered through The Abbotsford News.

Kyle Wynia wins Best Videographer. He entered through the Abbotsford News.

Watch winning video here.

Rod Marr wins Best Wild Card.

Over 22,000 people voted online for the contest’s People’s Choice award, also a record high. The top-voted entry was from James Munroe, who entered with the 100 Mile House Free Press.

There were also three honorable mentions this year: Harold Schock, who entered through the Kelowna Capital News, for Best Air Photo and Best Static Photo, and Paul Kendall for Best Crowd Photo.

Abbotsford International Airshow:

More videos showcasing the 2015 Abbotsford Airshow click here. You can also visit the exclusive Airshow Online magazine.

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