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The Great Canadian Photo Contest: August’s winners

See August’s winners from Maclean’s photography contest, and check out your September assignment: ‘Outdoor adventure’


 

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At 150, Canada merits the best possible photo album, and Maclean’s wants to capture the country in all its cultural and geographic glory. For each month of 2017, we’ll ask readers to submit photos based on a particular theme. We’ll publish the winning photos in our weekly tablet edition, and online every month. At the end of the year, a gallery show will exhibit all the winning work, and we will announce the single best photo of the year. You take the photos, and we’ll provide a national frame!

For our August photo contest, we asked photographers to capture the best of the Canadian sky. Here are the top 10 submissions, including the readers’ choice photo, which was voted the most popular on Facebook, and the editor’s choice photo, which we at Maclean’s were most excited about.

READERS’ CHOICE: Photograph by Veronica Reist

The photo was taken in July 31, 2012. I was just getting into photographing storms, and headed out on this stormy evening with a neighbour who also loved to photograph storms. This stormy sky was taken 2 km outside of my hometown Olds AB . The photo was taken just before 6 pm in the evening.

The photo was taken in July 31, 2012. I was just getting into photographing storms, and headed out on this stormy evening with a neighbour who also loved to photograph storms. This stormy sky was taken 2 km outside of my hometown Olds AB . The photo was taken just before 6 pm in the evening.

EDITOR’S CHOICE: PHOTOGRAPH BY Amanda Brockhoff

This photo was taken in August 2017 on our family farm near Pine Lake, AB. I have been thinking about what kind of Canadian photo I wanted to take all summer and with the sunrise getting a bit later in August, this morning was perfect. My oldest son helped me with this vision and he was so patient as we waited for the wind to blow the flag. This photo symbolized so much from growing up on a farm and now having my kids experience a piece of that. The sunrise with the promise of a new day and harvest time bringing in the hay. Proud to be Canadian!

This photo was taken in August 2017 on our family farm near Pine Lake, AB. I have been thinking about what kind of Canadian photo I wanted to take all summer and with the sunrise getting a bit later in August, this morning was perfect. My oldest son helped me with this vision and he was so patient as we waited for the wind to blow the flag. This photo symbolized so much from growing up on a farm and now having my kids experience a piece of that. The sunrise with the promise of a new day and harvest time bringing in the hay. Proud to be Canadian!

Your September assignment: Outdoor adventure
With a camera and camouflage, you might crawl into a tree fort or capture a game of Capture the Flag. Your escapade needn’t be sign-a-waiver cliff jumping or parasailing, but rather perhaps a hunt at a yard sale, or an encounter with a racoon at the compost bin. School field trips might add adventure, or you might simply find a neighbour singing in the lane.

The next assignments will appear on macleans.ca on the first of each month. Readers can also find the assignments by following Maclean’s on Instagram or Twitter, or liking our Facebook page. The assignment will appear in the first tablet edition of the month, as well as in the monthly print issue.

Judging

The Maclean’s photo department will narrow down the submissions to 10 finalists each month. From there, one photographer will win the editor’s choice award. Another photographer will win the readers’ choice award. Readers will vote online by liking a photo on Facebook.

Prizes

Each month, cash prizes will be awarded to the editor’s choice and readers’ choice winners. The winning photos will be published in the tablet edition of Maclean’s. At the end of the year, Maclean’s will exhibit all the winning photos in a gallery show and invite the photographers to attend.

How to submit
Click here for more on how to submit your photos.

Photographers, good luck—and Canada, smile!

Contest closes December 31, 2017 at 11:59 pm ET. Open to Canadian residents (excluding Quebec), over age of majority. Contest consists of 12 individual monthly entry periods. Two winners will be determined per monthly entry period, based on the application of judging criteria and a public voting process. Each prize consists of $250. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received per monthly entry period, on the application of judging criteria, and on the number of eligible votes received by each entry that is short-listed by the judges. Math question must be correctly answered to win. Details and full contest rules available at macleans.ca/photo-contest-rules


 

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