Sylvia Motala of Whitehorse is the 2018 People’s Choice Award winner, for her photo May Silence Make You Strong, captured in Atlin, B.C.

PHOTO: The People’s Choice winner in the 2018 Amateur Photographer of the Year contest

Sylvia Motala of Whitehorse will receive a $250 gift card for her photo of a scene in Atlin, B.C.

Nearly 4,000 people voted for their favourite photos in the 2018 Amateur Photographer of the Year People’s Choice Award – and the results are in.

Sylvia Motala of Whitehorse will receive a $250 London Drugs gift card for her photo May Silence Make You Strong, captured in Atlin, B.C.

Submitted under the category “Love where you live,” Motala’s photo garnered 1,233 votes of the 36,190 cast in total.

In an interview Friday, she said she’d been walking the streets of the northern B.C. community during an overnight trip when she came across the mural painted on the side of a building.

“I think the photo shows the culture, it’s very strongly connected to people who live here in the Yukon and Atlin,” she told Black Press Media.

“It’s a symbol of the people who live here.”

Honourable mentions in the people’s choice contest include Fireworks at the Fair by Jessica Nelson, who placed second with 1,186 votes, and Fresh Raspberries shot by Lori Greer, who took third place with 980 votes.

Barb Doughty, from Victoria, also took home a $250 London Drugs gift card, for winning the randomized voter draw.

The 2018 Amateur Photograph of the Year, and the seven Best Single Category winners, will be announced later this month. Stay tuned!

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

 

Fireworks at the Fair by Jessica Nelson, second place with 1,186 votes.

Fresh Raspberries shot by Lori Greer, third place with 980 votes.

Just Posted

Fundraisers in place long-time Comox Valley chef

Peter Bradley recovering from emergency brain surgery

Last Simms Park concert of the season to double as a food bank fundraiser

Bring a donation for the food bank to the My Generation concert, Sunday, Aug. 25

City of Courtenay adds pickleball courts Martin Park lacrosse box

Lacrosse, pickleball, and recreational ball hockey players in the Comox Valley can… Continue reading

Stage 3 water restrictions in the Comox Valley beginning September 3

Restrictions in effect until Sept. 27 for BC Hydro scheduled maintenance

B.C. sockeye returns drop as official calls 2019 ‘extremely challenging’

Federal government says officials are seeing the same thing off Alaska and Washington state

Expanded support to help B.C. youth from care attend university still falling short

Inadequate support, limited awareness and eligibility restrictions some of the existing challenges

Ethnic media aim to help maintain boost in voting by new Canadians

Statistics Canada says new Canadians made up about one-fifth of the voting population in 2016

Cross-examination begins for B.C. dad accused of killing young daughters

Andrew Berry is charged in the deaths of six-year-old Chloe and four-year-old Aubrey in 2017

Community organizes drop-in cricket game

Alan Dafoe and a few other caring members of the community arranged… Continue reading

Dog attacked by river otters, Penticton owner says

Marie Fletcher says her dog was pulled underwater by four river otters in the Penticton Channel

Opinions vary about single-use plastics

Local governments in the Comox Valley are enacting bylaws to regulate single-use… Continue reading

BC SPCA overwhelmed with cats, kittens needing homes

Large number of cruelty investigations, plus normal ‘kitten season’ to blame

Most Read