The North American Harvard Mk IIB flies over Abbotsford during last year's airshow. This year, 73 amateur photographers will be trying to capture the perfect image at the Abbotsford International Airshow as part of the Photographer of the Year contest.

Photographers take their best shot at Abbotsford Airshow

The 73 finalists in the amateur photographer of the year contest will try to capture the perfect image at the annual event.

In the past month, hundreds of photographers have submitted their works into the 2013 Amateur Photographer of the Year Contest.

Now the finalists have a chance to shine at this year’s airshow

The contest, sponsored by London Drugs, Black Press and the Abbotsford International Airshow received almost 2,000 individual entries from around the province. A judging panel has narrowed the field down to finalists from Vernon to Vancouver.

“This is the first time we have coordinated such a large photographic promotion and we are delighted with the incredible response,” said Andrew Franklin, publisher of The Abbotsford News.

“Some 73 finalists are excited about attending the Abbotsford International Airshow and competing in the final round of the contest,” he added.

The amateur photographers are tasked to submit a total of 10 photographs during the three-day show.

They must submit a minimum of one photograph in the following categories; aircraft in flight or on runway, aircraft/static display, airshow crowd photograph.

In addition, these photos will be shared with Black Press community newspapers providing extended coverage of this year’s airshow.

Prize certificates sponsored by London Drugs will be awarded to the best photographs of the show in the three categories. In addition, all photographs will be posted at the abbynews.com/contest page where readers will be asked to vote for the People’s Choice Award.

The contest finale begins early Friday morning (Aug. 9) and runs the duration of the show. Prizes will also be awarded to a random voter and to the People’s Choice award winner.

Finalists in the 2013 Amateur Photographer of the Year contest are:

 

Rod Jones

Sarah Rossi

Nick Thiessen

Taylor Trottier

Erin Chow

Grace Smiley

Marilyn Klop

Annette Mathews

Deanna Hunter

Jenny Zhao

Sascha Lipinski

Jack Bachman

Rebecca Luteyn

Kim Woodbury

Darin Marr

Ken Burton

Brent Martin

Gary Pickwell

Tina-Louise Harris

Janne Perrin

Cheryl Conroy

Dennis Conrad Cronk

Cory Lawton

Ashley Siebert

Harold Schock

Jeremie Gurvan

Lizeth Sanchez

Dena McGiveron

Myca Dollman

Chris Larsen

Tara Davie

Christina Dutkowski

Su Wolfe

Kelly Kitsch

Kimberly Cafferky

Eva Prantico

Dan Roach

Marie Reyes

Marie Redfern

Lindsay Wagensveld

Bruce Borrowman

Lauren Schutte

Doug Farmer

Ivan Joseph Calingasan

Craig Macintosh

Dale Matthews

Don Maclean

Kateyln Derhousoff

Shannon Howell

Mike Lane

John Vye

Mona Kraft

Carol Sherman

Justin McAninch

William Murdock

Steve Wong

Mike Clark

Mei Yeung

Mike Nykolaishen

Rosemary Tingey

David Hale

Sandra McMartin-Fiedler

Raveena Bains

Gerry Frederick

Tracy Wong

Jack McKenna

Chris Doughty

Vincent Montefrio

Brenda Li

Matt Scott

Tim Kuelker

Rick Siemens

Kimberly Strain

Stephanie Coghill

Patricia Hildrum

Trevor McDonald

Paul Kendall

Gerald  Goertzen

Brent Davis

Kelsey Leveille

Peter Chevrier

 

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