PHOTOS: Regional District of Nanaimo announces contest winners

People’s Choice Award: Sunsets and Cloud Gazing by Pauline Favero. (Submitted Photo)People’s Choice Award: Sunsets and Cloud Gazing by Pauline Favero. (Submitted Photo)
Enjoying Our Great Outdoors: Nanoose Bay from Lantzville Perspective by Mel Petreman. (Submitted Photo)Enjoying Our Great Outdoors: Nanoose Bay from Lantzville Perspective by Mel Petreman. (Submitted Photo)
Going Green: Road Gap at Doumont by Brandon Williams. (Submitted Photo)Going Green: Road Gap at Doumont by Brandon Williams. (Submitted Photo)
Your Region (Youth): Great Blue Heron by Ren Dicker. (Submitted Photo)Your Region (Youth): Great Blue Heron by Ren Dicker. (Submitted Photo)
Draw Prize Winner: Sunset from Gabriola by Susan Banjavich. (Submitted Photo)Draw Prize Winner: Sunset from Gabriola by Susan Banjavich. (Submitted Photo)
My Hometown: King of the Skies by Bill Majercsik. (Submitted Photo)My Hometown: King of the Skies by Bill Majercsik. (Submitted Photo)

The Regional District of Nanaimo’s first annual photo contest drew more than 250 submissions, featuring a wide array of shots from the surrounding islands and rural areas to cities and the mountains.

Participants were able to capture the diversity and spirit of regional region and highlight their photography skills. There were five categories.

The photo that garnered the most votes from the public and was named People’s Choice Award was the ‘Sunsets and Cloud Gazing’ shot capture by Pauline Favero.

“With such incredible submissions to choose from, selecting the top photos was difficult,” said RDN chair Tyler Brown. “It was an honour to be part of the judging panel and to see the RDN through the lenses of participants.”

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The other winners are:

• Enjoying Our Great Outdoors: Nanoose Bay from Lantzville Perspective by Mel Petreman

• My Hometown: King of the Skies by Bill Majercsik

• Going Green: Road Gap at Doumont by Brandon Williams

• Your Region (Youth): Great Blue Heron by Ren Dicker

All category winners will receive a $100 gift card to a local business of their choice. In addition, all photographers were entered into a draw and the winner of a $50 gift card is Susan Banjavich.

RDN would like thank all who submitted photos as well as to those who voted for their favourite images. To view all the contest photos, visit getinvolved.rdn.ca/photo-contest. The RDN will be hosting the contest again next year so photographers of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to continue taking photos throughout the region.

— NEWS Staff

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