November 2014 Results

Rod Frketich, photo editor at The Record was the judge for November 2014 Photos of the Month.

Entry Stats:
Photographers - 11
Feature - 16
News - 5
Portrait - 8 
Sports - 7
Multiple Pictures - 5 entries/ 98 photos

FEATURE
Judge's Comments:
1. Cute photo. Nice composition. Good choice of depth of field and selective focus. 
2. The repetitive pattern, composition make this photo stand out.
3. Challenging light but the photographer mastered that. Love the reflection. 

1. Amanda Cheung

BELLEVILLE, Ont. 29/11/2014 - Cole Kritzer, 2, licks the fence while watching Odds perform Christmas carols during the CP Holiday Train stop in Belleville, Ont. on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. The train travels and makes stops across Canada raising food and cash donations for local food banks. Photo by Amanda Cheung.































2. Andrew Lahodynskyj


OTTAWA, Ont. (11/11/14) - The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa parade during Remembrance Day ceremonies in Ottawa. An estimated 50,000 people were in attendance, exceeding last year’s estimates by 15,000. Photo by Andrew Lahodynskyj








3. Gabrielle Smith

BELLEVILLE, Ont. (16/11/2014) Sawyer Lynch, 2, watches a motorized train in a shop window on Front Street during the Belleville Santa Claus parade on Nov. 16. Photo by Gabrielle Smith

NEWS
Judge's Comments: Generally a bit of a letdown for a journalism group. I had expected to see more entries in this category.
1.Interesting story. Good photo especially as part of a package.
2.Have to remember competing with all Remembrance day photos I have seen. Like the color. The sea of bodies. Composition is good but wonder if could have been stronger.
3.Like the emotion. Like the thinking about depth of field. The exposure and print could be better.


1. Zachary Prong


CLEAR CREEK, Ont. (20/11/14) - Wind Turbines dominate the landscape around Clear Creek, a small hamlet on the shores of Lake Erie.  Their construction has divided neighbours, with many claiming the turbines have plagued them with an array of health problems such as head aches, loss of sleep and high blood pressure.  A recent report released by Health Canada found no relationship between wind turbines and health problems.  Photo by Zachary Prong.






2. Andrew Lahodynskyj
OTTAWA, Ont. (11/11/14) - People of all ages pay their respects to those who served protecting Canada throughout the generations. Thousands of people gathered in Ottawa on Remembrance Day to lay their poppies on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Photo by Andrew Lahodynskyj















3. Maggie Naylor 
BELLEVILLE, Ont. (11/11/14) Wilbert Collins Closes his eyes as the crowd sings "Oh Canada" during Belleville's Remembrance day ceremony at the epitaph Tuesday Nov. 11, 2014. Photo by Maggie Naylor



























PORTRAIT

1. Amanda Cheung


KITCHENER, Ont. (02/11/2014)- Graham Jackson prepares the chicken he dumpster dived in his home in Kitchener, Ont., on Sunday, November 2, 2014. Everything used to prepare the chicken including the spices have been reclaimed through dumpster diving. Items he dives are still good to eat but may be past the best before date. Jackson wishes to educate people that the best before date is usually just a safe period set by health Canada but many products are still good beyond that date. Photo by Amanda Cheung


2. Zachary Prong


CLEAR CREEK, Ont. (20/11/14) -Stephana Johnston looks out her window at the wind turbines surrounding her home in Clear Creek, a hamlet on the shores of Lake Erie.  Johnston has been a fierce opponent of wind farms and believes they have plagued her with an array of heath problems.  When asked why many of her neighbours did not suffer from the symptoms she described, Johnston replied, “When a ship hits rough waters there’s always a few passengers that get sick, but no one doubts or ridicules them…All I’m asking for is that same respect.” Photo by Zachary Prong.


3. Hannah Lawson


TORONTO, Ont. (9/11/14)— Ben Roscoe busks in Kensington Market, Toronto on a bustling Saturday morning. In addition to guitar and vocals, Roscoe was also doing some harmonica music. Kensington shoppers who passed this talented young musician would stop in their tracks to listen, and some would throw some change in the open guitar case. Photo by Hannah Lawson
SPORTS
Judge's Comments: 
1. Nice moment, capturing the eye watching the puck coming in. 
2. Not a traditional sports photo, but appreciate the angle, lens choice, being up close and part of the action.
3. Very good moment, touch down. The hands reaching out add to the photo.

1. Andrew Lahodynskyj

BELLEVILLE, Ont. (15/11/14) - Guelph Storm goalie Justin Nichols keeps an eye on the puck during a game against the Belleville Bulls at Yardmen Arena in Belleville, Ont. November 15, 2014. The Storm managed to score twice in the third period, winning 2-1. Photo by Andrew Lahodynskyj
2. Andrew Lahodynskyj

BLOOMFIELD, Ont. (01/11/14) - Sebastian Wilson keeps an eye out for enemies during Operation: DELIVERANCE at Rapidfire Paintball and Airsoft in Bloomfield, Ont. on November 1, 2014. This was the second part in a series of games between a Mexican drug cartel and the Police. Photo by Andrew Lahodynskyj

3. Andrew Lahodynskyj

TORONTO, Ont. (07/11/14) - Toronto Argonauts slotback Chad Owens reaches out for a touchdown during a must win game against the Ottawa Redblacks at the Rogers Centre in Toronto on November 7, 2014. The Argos trampled the Redblacks 23-5, but were still eliminated from the playoffs after the Hamilton Ti-Cats beats the Montreal Alouettes the following day. Photo by Andrew Lahodynskyj


MULTIPLE PICTURES
Judge's Comments: Edit your photos. Do they work together. Progress the story you are trying to tell. A collection of photos doesn't make a story. 
1. Well shot story. As an editor appreciate the selection of tight, medium and wide images. A lot of different pictures that work well together for a story.
2. Interesting piece. Well shot. Detailed captions. Little repetitive with two same people, similar focal lengths. Variety 
3. Interesting story. A few standout images. More time, taking more chances with composition and lighting, and I can see this story improving. 

1. Micah Bond

Michael Ilgert operates a small dairy farm in Renfrew County, Ont. Although technically illegal because of health concerns, Ilgert sells the raw milk as a healthier alternative to conventional pasteurized milk. Raw milk advocates say the pasteurization process destroys nutrients in milk and that raw milk is safe if proper sanitation procedures are followed.

Donnandale Farms in Hastings County, Ont. has been producing milk for almost 100 years. The farm provides raw milk to Reid's Dairy in Belleville where it is pasteurized according to conventional methods.














2. Amanda Cheung

WATERLOO, Ont. (16/10/2014)- Monica Chamberland reaches for the yogurt that is passed to her by Graham Jackson in Waterloo, Ont., on Thursday, October 16, 2014. Monica and Graham have been dumpster diving for years. It is an intentional lifestyle choice to help lessen the impact of food waste and fight the Western culture of overconsumption. Photo by Amanda Cheung

WATERLOO, Ont. (16/10/2014)- About 40 percent of food produced each year in Canada gets thrown out. This is just some of what Monica and Graham reclaimed from their dive in Waterloo, Ont., on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. Photo by Amanda Cheung

WATERLOO, Ont. (16/10/2014)- Monica Chamberland poses just before going into a hidden dumpster in Waterloo, Ont., on Thursday October 16, 2014. Monica has been dumpster diving for years. Diving is something she is passionate about. She believes that world hunger is not a problem of quantity but rather, a matter of distribution. Photo by Amanda Cheung

WATERLOO, Ont. (16/10/2014)- Monica and Graham look inside the dumpster to see if there are reclaimable goods inside. Monica and Graham have been dumpster diving for years and as Graham says, "has gotten to know the dumpsters." They know their routines, when stuff gets thrown out and when their waste gets picked up. Photo by Amanda Cheung

WATERLOO, Ont. (16/10/2014)- Monica and Graham look at the meat they just dived as they put it in the car with the rest of the produce they got that day in Waterloo, Ont., on Thursday October 16, 2014. About 40 percent of food produced each year in Canada get thrown out. Photo by Amanda Cheung

KITCHENER, Ont. (02/11/2014)- Graham Jackson prepares the chicken he dumpster dived in his home in Kitchener, Ont., on Sunday, November 2, 2014. Items he dives are still good to eat but may be past the best before date. Jackson wishes to educate people that the best before date is usually just a safe period set by health Canada but many products are still good beyond that date. Photo by Amanda Cheung

KITCHENER, Ont. (02/11/2014)- Graham Jackson looks in his fridge to brainstorm what vegetable dish to make. All items have been reclaimed through dumpster diving. Jackson says in order for us to make an impact in food waste reduction, we need to have a paradigm shift. Jackson explains that when we look in our fridge, we have to think not about what ideally we want to eat, but what should be eater first. Photo by Amanda Cheung

KITCHENER, Ont. (02/11/2014)- All of these items have been reclaimed through dumpster diving, including the spices and the bags used to stores different produce. Photo by Amanda Cheung

KITCHENER, Ont. (02/11/2014)- Graham Jackson cooks the chicken he dumpster dived on his barbecue in Kitchener, Ont., on Sunday, November 2, 2014. Everything used to prepare the chicken, including the spices have been reclaimed through dumpster diving. Photo by Amanda Cheung
KITCHENER, Ont. (02/11/2014)- Friends gather at Graham's house to enjoy a meal of dumpster dived food in Kitchener, Ont., on Sunday, November 2, 2014. The blue plates on the table were also reclaimed through dumpster diving. Photo by Amanda Cheung
3. Hannah Lawson

BELLEVILLE, Ont. (13/11/14)— From left: Hannah, Kai and Grace enjoy dinner with their adopted mother Anne while their adopted father Bob is out bringing a hot meal to Anne's sick and elderly father on Tuesday Oct. 13, 2014. The three children with Down syndrome are not related by blood, but were adopted by Bob and Anne Freeland. Hannah and Kai were adopted before their first year passed, whereas Grace was adopted when she was ten and a half. The Freelands have adopted many children over the years, the majority of the children have Down syndrome, and these three are the youngest of eight adopted kids. Photo by Hannah Lawson

BELLEVILLE, Ont. (13/11/14)— Anne Freeland ruffles her adopted daughter Hannah's hair while the kids play a rousing game of Monopoly in their Belleville residence on Thursday Oct. 13, 2014. Early in her life Anne found that she had a particular disease which in pregnancy would cause great danger to both her and baby, so from there her and her husband Bob decided that adoption would be their route for having family. Over the years the couple has adopted eight children, and they are currently raising the three youngest of those. Photo by Hannah Lawson

BELLEVILLE, Ont. (16/11/14)— Hannah Freeland sits with her adopted father, Bob, while he sells homemade baked goods at the Bridge Street Christmas bazaar on Nov. 16, 2014 in Belleville, Ont. Bob is often found in his kitchen all day, cooking for his family and also to make money. Photo by Hannah Lawson

BELLEVILLE, Ont. (13/11/14)— Kai and Hannah Freeland play Kai's brand-new Monopoly board game in their Belleville home on Thursday Nov. 13, 2014. Photo by Hannah Lawson

BELLEVILLE, Ont. (13/11/14)— Grace Freeland (15) plays a rousing game of Monopoly on Thursday Oct. 13, 2014 with her adopted siblings Hannah (13) and Kai (24) in their Belleville, Ont. home. Unlike her other siblings, who were adopted before they even turned one, Grace was a late-comer to the Freeland family and was adopted when she was twelve, after passing through the foster care system for the entirety of her childhood. Photo by Hannah Lawson

BELLEVILLE, Ont. (13/11/14)— Hannah and Kai Freeland play-fight , as siblings do, while they play Monopoly together on Thursday Oct. 13, 2014 in their Belleville home. The two children with Down syndrome are siblings by adoption from Toronto, and were both adopted before they reached their first year, so have enough history to justify the friendly fights that often occur between them. Photo by Hannah Lawson

BELLEVILLE, Ont. 18/11/14)— Hannah Freeland prepares for her weekly Tuesday evening swimming class on Nov. 18, 2014. The class is taught by her parents to a small group of people with various disabilities at the Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre in Belleville, Ont. Photo by Hannah Lawson

BELLEVILLE, Ont. (18/11/14)— Hannah and Kai Freeland, siblings by adoption, walk hand-in-hand as the end of their weekly Tuesday evening swimming lessons at the Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre draws near, on Nov. 18, 2014. Their adopted parents Anne and Bob teach the class for their three children with Down syndrome— Kai, Grace, and Hannah—in addition to a group of about seven other children with various disabilities. All three of the Freeland children have jam-packed weekly schedules filled with activities such as riding lessons, speed skating, swimming lessons, cheer, and hip-hop, just to name a few. Photo by Hannah Lawson

BELLEVILLE, Ont. (18/11/14)— Anne Freeland instructs her daughter Hannah during their weekly swimming lesson at the Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre on Tuesday Nov. 18, 2014. Photo by Hannah Lawson


Points Awarded
560 - Andrew Lahodynskyj
450 - Andrew Johnson
450 - Amanda Cheung
410 - Hannah Lawson
320 - Franki Ikeman
375 - Zachary Prong
300 - Maggie Naylor
200 - Micah Bond
185 - Gabrielle Smith
150 - Dillan Cools
125 - Hannah Eden
125 - Annie Sakkab
110 - Bradley Ruszkowski
100 - Andrew Meade
100 - Graeme Murphy
100 - Alyssa Lloyd
50 - Julia Rhebergen
50 - Brian Cannon
50 - Jeremy McKay
25 - Nakita Krucker
25 - Thomas Surian
25 - Amanda Paulhus
25 - Helene Roth
10 - Elaine Bombay
10 - Tristan Urry
10 - Gretchen Chi
10 - Charlie Vilagut

October 2014 Results

Marcos Townsend, (@MarcosTownsend) photo editor at the Montreal Gazette and former freelance photojournalist for AFP and CP was the judge for October 2014 Photos of the Month.

Entry Stats:
Photographers - 13
Feature - 17
News - 18
Portrait - 10
Sports - 7
Multiple Pictures - 2 entries/ 14 photos

FEATURE
Judge's Comments: 
#1. The detail in the caption is appreciated – a photojournalist should always be sure their photo presents as complete and succinct a package as possible. They should never assume a photo will spend its life riding beside a story. At this distance, especially with the subject’s face not visible, some photographers would have just walked away.
Besides the attention given the text, this is a nicely composed photo, showing the photographer saw all the potential interesting elements and wove them together
#2. Nicely timed though it would have been nice to have all of the shadow of the couple coming in from the left. I’d be curious to know what was possibly deemed to distracting and was cropped out of this frame
#3. Nice perspective and exposure to help the viewer explore the details

1. Hannah Lawson
TORONTO, Ont. (15/10/14)— Zachary Lawson stands in Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, while out exploring the city he now calls home. This is his second day in Toronto and is coming all the way from Edmonton, Alberta where he was born and grew up. Zach is taking a very specialized and exclusive three-month course at Bitmaker Labs on King Street for application development and web design.  

2. Maggie Naylor
TORONTO, Ont. (04/10/14) Spectators of Toronto's Nuit Blanche walk around the Toronto City  Hall while looking at the different art exhibits in the square Saturday Oct 4, 2014. Photo by Maggie Naylor

3. Andrew Lahodynskyj
OTTAWA, Ont. (22/10/14) - Flashing lights form emergency vehicles can be see over the Rideau Canal blocking off Wellington St after a deadly shooting spree in Ottawa, Ont. on Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014. Photo by Andrew Lahodynskyj


NEWS
Judge's Comments: The strongest category and a tough choice between first and second place. Franki Ikeman wins for the intimacy of the photo and the congruent composition of multiple elements -  the variety of emotions, hands, and flags. The shallow focus also helped keep the viewer’s attention on the right plane. Andrew Johnson’s photo of the convoy is clean. The waved flag lines up nicely, blocking the sun and between the flags on the bridge. Nicely timed, except the hearse has gone. If you’re taking that position, you want to have the hearse more clearly in the frame. Kitty McColm’s expression and the photographer’s position to get the light on McColm’s face made this a solid third choice. Not a very interesting event, but a nice picture that speaks to the sometimes bewildering variety of choices we have as consumers

1. Franki Ikeman
TRENTON, Ont. (24/10/14) - Trenton's Glen Miller Rd. over-pass had upwards of 150 people today to pay tribute to the fallen Canadian Armed Forces reservist, Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, as he travelled back to Hamilton, Ont. along the Highway of Heroes (hwy 401) on Friday, Oct. 24. Photo by Franki Ikeman

2. Andrew Johnson
TRENTON, Ont. (24/10/14) -- Cpl. Vickers of Trenton salutes the convoy carrying the remains of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo as it passes under the Glen Miller Road overpass along the Highway of Heroes, enroute to his hometown of Hamilton, Ontario. Cpl. Cirillo was a reservist with the Hamilton-based Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Photo by Andrew Johnson

3. Maggie Naylor
TRENTON, Ont. (22/10/14) Kitty McColm inquires about the nuts being sold for the Fundraiser for Hospice Quinte at Season Dufferin Retirement Centre Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014. This is the first annual Friends and Food for Hospice Quinte and it willing be running for the month of October. Photo by Maggie Naylor 

H.M. Andrew Lahodynskyj
TORONTO, Ont. (16/10/14) - A man watches as cars attempt to drive through a flooded underpass at Jane St and Dundas St W in Toronto, Ont., on Thursday Oct. 16, 2014. Earlier in the evening Environment Canada had issued a special weather statement for the city, warning citizens that there was a possibility of up to 50 millimetres of rain. Many streets and underpasses were flooded. Photo by Andrew Lahodynskyj

PORTRAIT
Judge's Comments: The weakest category. There seems to be a big chasm between the photographers and their subjects. The subjects are mostly either looking too far away to get a read on their personality or staring stiffly straight into the camera. This photo works with its sparseness - a spray of water, a hint of life life jacket, and a big natural smile

1. Hannah Lawson
HALIBURTON, Ont (11/10/14)— Julianna Wright enjoys a evening boat ride with her cousins and brothers on Soyer Lake as part of their families Thanksgiving festivities. Photo by Hannah Lawson

2. Amanda Cheung
KITCHENER, Ont. 25/10/2014 - Gary feeds corn to 'loosy neck' in Victoria Park in Kitchener, Ont., on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. Gary has been feeding the geese and ducks there everyday since May 2014.  He prides himself in how healthy they all look and in knowing the personalities of the birds. Photo by Amanda Cheung

3. Hélène Roth
MONTREAL ( 18/10/14)_ Camille Garneau is happily resting on Saturday, 18th in the early morning after shaking deep all night long on the Kindergarten dance floor. Yes, pretty unusual, it is a Kindergarten of Jean-Talon Est that was welcoming 'The Sacred Compass' event this weekend in Montreal. The organization, non-lucrative, is looking to bring more people into psytrance music, love and spirituality. Photo by Hélène Roth.

SPORTS
Judge's Comments: 
#1. The forethought makes this picture - slow shutter speed and the photographer’s position make a very neat picture. The timing was perfect, lining up the yellow curling stones  
#2. Good timing, clean crop

1. Dillan Cools
BELLEVILLE, ON (23/10/14) Members of the Mens League at the Quinte Curling Club sweep the sheets in order to increase the travelling distance of a moving stone in Belleville, ON on Thursday October 23, 2014. Photo by Dillan Cools.

2. Andrew Lahodynskyj
TORONTO, Ont. (10/10/14) - Toronto Argonauts defensive back Matt Ware sacks Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback Zach Collaros during second-half play at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ont., on Friday October 10, 2014. The Argos managed to squeak past the Ti-Cats 34-33. Photo by Andrew Lahodynskyj

3. Andrew Lahodynskyj
TORONTO, Ont. (04/10/14) - Edmonton Eskimos defensive back Otha Foster tries to tackle Toronto Argonauts slotback Chad Owens during a game at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ont. on Saturday Oct. 4, 2014. The Argos manage to squeak past the Eskimos 33-32. Photo by Andrew Lahodynskyj

H.M. Charlie Vilagut
BELLEVILLE, Ont. (07/10/2014) - Riley Sampson does a backside 180 at the Belleville skate park. Photo by. Charles Vilagut


MULTIPLE PICTURES
Judge's Comments: For a multi-picture story, it’s always interesting to see as many aspects of the story as time allows. 


1. Amanda Cheung

SHANNONVILLE, Ont. 31/10/2014 - Brody Parks runs excitedly into the living room to get ready for trick or treating on Halloween in Shannonville, Ont. Brody is dressing up as Leonardo from the Ninja Turtles. Photo by Amanda Cheung.

SHANNONVILLE, Ont. 31/10/2014 - Janelle Hanna, helps her nephew Brody into a ninja turtle costume on Halloween in Shannonville, Ont. Photo by Amanda Cheung.

SHANNONVILLE, Ont. 31/10/2014 -Kenleigh gets ready to go trick or treating in Shannonville, Ont. on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Photo by Amanda Cheung.

SHANNONVILLE, Ont. 31/10/2014 - Jen Hanna walks towards a house with her daughter Kenleigh as her son Brody, runs ahead on Halloween in Shannonville, Ont. This is Kenleigh's second time trick or treating. Photo by Amanda Cheung.

SHANNONVILLE, Ont. 31/10/2014 -Kenleigh laughs excitedly after getting some treats on Halloween night in Shannonville, Ont., on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Photo by Amanda Cheung.

SHANNONVILLE, Ont. 31/10/2014 - Brody leaves excitedly for the next house after recieving treats on Halloween. Photo by Amanda Cheung.

SHANNONVILLE, Ont. 31/10/2014 -Brody and Kenleigh looks at their treats after trick or treating in Shannonville, Ont., on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Photo by Amanda Cheung.

2. Not Awarded
3. Not Awarded


Points Awarded
450 - Andrew Johnson
360 - Hannah Lawson
320 - Franki Ikeman
285 - Andrew Lahodynskyj
275 - Maggie Naylor
225 - Zachary Prong
200 - Amanda Cheung
160 - Gabrielle Smith
150 - Dillan Cools
125 - Hannah Eden
125 - Annie Sakkab
110 - Bradley Ruszkowski
100 - Micah Bond
100 - Andrew Meade
100 - Graeme Murphy
100 - Alyssa Lloyd
50 - Julia Rhebergen
50 - Brian Cannon
50 - Jeremy McKay
25 - Nakita Krucker
25 - Thomas Surian
25 - Amanda Paulhus
25 - Helene Roth
10 - Elaine Bombay
10 - Tristan Urry
10 - Gretchen Chi
10 - Charlie Vilagut