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 of a story. At this distance, especially with the subject’s face not visible, some photographers would have just walked away.
Besides the attention the text, this is 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

September 2014 Results

Rod MacIvor was the judge for September 2014 Photos of the Month. Now a retired photojournalist, Rod formerly worked with the United Press International and Ottawa Citizen. He photographed the Trudeau family and gave Margaret Trudeau photography lessons.


Entry Stats:
Photographers - 22
Feature - 11
News - 6
Portrait - 15
Sports - 10
Multiple Pictures - 3


Feature

1. Maggie Naylor

TYENDINAGA, Ont. (20/09/14) Damian Cohen dances with fire at the Lil Crow Native Arts Centre for Stage Red's season Finale Saturday Sept 20, 2014. Photo by Maggie Naylor 

2. Dillan Cools

BELLEVILLE, ON (28/09/14) A man and his dog slide down Coleman Street in downtown Belleville on Sunday Sept. 28, 2014. Photo by Dillan Cools.

3. Gabrielle Smith

BRIGHTON, Ont. (27/09/2014) Oliver Stanford, 5, bounces down the slide in the Children’s Village at Brighton Applefest on Saturday Sept. 27 in Brighton, Ont. Stanford and his father were 2 of over 5,000 people who attended the Children's Village on Saturday, and 2 of over 45,000 people who attended Applefest in its entirety. Photo by Gabrielle Smith

H.M. Tristan Urry

PORT HOPE, ON(9/14/14) Mike Schaefer gets his photo taken with the 16lb salmon that h caught in the Garanaska River downtown Port Hope.  The Garanaska River is a popular spot this time of year for fishing since all the salmon are swimming up the river to spawn.  Photo by Tristan Urry

News

1. Alyssa Lloyd

BANCROFT, Ont. (27/09/14) - Highland Animal Relief Team hosted Runway for Runaways at the Bancroft Village Playhouse. The fashion show was made possible by all of the models and make up artists volunteering their time, as well as local businesses supplying the wardrobes. The event raised just over $12,000 to go towards HART, a local animal rescue organization. Photo by Alyssa Lloyd

2. Brian Cannon

 08/25/2104    - Lonnie Herrington has local meet and greet for his campaign for the locals at the Centruary place down town Belleville on september 25th Photo By Brian Cannon 

3. Jeremy McKay

Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, ON. (12/09/14)  -  Onlookers watch as firefighters help a derby car driver out of his burning car at the demolition derby event during the 114th Annual Mohawk Fair on September 12, 2014.  No one was injured. Photo by Jeremy Mckay

Portraits

1. Graeme Murphy

STIRLING Ont. (28/09/14) - Don Wilson, 85, stands amongst a dozen of hi honey-bee hives at his home in Stirling, Ont. on September 28. 2014. Wilson has kept bees full time at his family farm since 1968 and has retailed his honey at markets in Belleville Ont. ever since. Photo by Graeme Murphy.
2. Amanda Cheung

BELLEVILLE, Ont. 24/09/2014 - Donnie Adams poses with his bowl and case in Belleville, Ont. on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. Adams is part of Belleville's Lawn Bowling Club and has been bowling for many years. Photo by Amanda Cheung.

3. Thomas Surian

TYENDINAGA. Ont (09/14/14) Young boy sporting a green “Mullethhawk” sits atop a ramp at Karonhyak’tatye skate park. He looks off into the sunset on a picturesque Sunday evening, while petting a small white dog. When asked if he wanted to see this photo he responded with “No, I don’t want to see your photo.” He would also prefer to stay anonymous. Photo by Thomas Surian

H.M. Gretchen Chi

BELLEVILLE, ON (26/09/14) - Author and business owner Juliet DeWal waiting to share her books in Sweet Escape Coffee Lounge(a café she owns) at downtown Belleville. As a participant in 'Belleville Culture Days', Juliet read her poems to the crowd in her café on Friday and Saturday. Photo by Gretchen Chi.

Sports

1. Maggie Naylor

BELLEVILLE Ont. (20/09/14) Kyle Ray-Stone of Loyalist College releases the ball in a ruck during the Loyalist Men's Rugby home game this Saturday September 20, 2014. The end score came to St. Lawrence 48, Loyalist 0. Photo by Maggie Naylor
2. Micah Bond

BELLEVILLE, Ont. (21/09/14) Alex Vasko playing for the St. Lawrence Vikings tackles Loyalist Lancer Jared Bauer. St. Lawrence went on to win the game 48 to nil. Photo by Micah Bond 
 3. Jeremy McKay

TORONTO ON (20/09/14) - York Lions running back Jonathan Howard evades Mcmaster Marauders defence during the fourth quarter on saturdays game.  The Lions lost to the Marauders 49-2.  Photo by Jeremy Mckay

H.M. Gabrielle Smith

BELLEVILLE, Ont. (20/09/2014) Brent Lee (right) of the St. Lawrence rugby team takes down Jared Bauer of the Loyalist Lancers during the seventh game of the season at Loyalist College on Saturday September 20. The Lancers were defeated 48-0. Photo by Gabrielle Smith

Multiple Pictures

1. Gabrielle Smith

BELLEVILLE, Ont. (22/09/2014) Sydney Porter, 13, sits on her bed, texting a friend as the family dog walks through the room. She says her bedroom is cozy and conveys that she likes hanging out with friends and that's she's different from other girls her age. Purple is not her favourite colour. Photo by Gabrielle Smith
BELLEVILLE, Ont. (18/09/2014) Nathan Wiles, 16, sits on his bed playing guitar in his basement bedroom. He says his room is an accurate representation of his personality and interests, with items that indicate his interests in baseball, music, and travelling. Wiles says the room is rarely clean. Photo by Gabrielle Smith
BELLEVILLE, Ont. (22/09/2014) Emily Snyder, 15, sits on her bed doing homework in a leopard print onsie. Her bedroom was recently renovated from an office. She loves it and thinks it represents her personality accurately. She uses the space primarily for sleeping and school work, so she wanted it to be comfortable and express her love of Paris. Photo by Gabrielle Smith
CORBYVILLE, Ont. (22/09/2014) Charlie Vilagut, 17, sits in his bedroom with his dog and cat. He believes his room conveys that he's creative, loves skateboarding, and is proud of his Venezuelan heritage. He thinks someone would be able to walk into his room and get an accurate idea of who he is. Photo by Gabrielle Smith
BELLEVILLE, Ont. (22/09/2014) Kyle Snyder, 13, sits on his bed on his laptop. He doesn't think his bedroom conveys much about his personality besides that he is messy and likes to read. He says it's more of an accurate represntation of his personality a few years ago but that his interests have since changed. He has 3 crucifixes in his room and says he is "a bit religious." Photo by Gabrielle Smith

2. Micah Bond

Peter Kerby has been learning Karate, Jiu Jitsu and Tai Chi for almost 10 years. A counsellor by profession Kerby said that there is a lot of overlap between what he does from a physiological perspective and what he does in martial arts especially in terms of ongoing personal growth. He also said martial arts are part of a mosaica of subcultures that have come to Canada and continue to carry on and thrive here. Photo by Micah Bond 
Greg Magwood teaches a large variety of disciplines mostly originating in China including Jiu Jitsu, Tai Chi Chuan, My Jong Law Horn Pai and Chito Ryu Karate among others. Magwood said North America is at a pinnacle in martial arts existence. He said there’s never been as much access to different disciplines than there is now in North America. “Somewhere like Canada you can step from culture to culture and place to place by walking from studio to studio.” He said it’s only recently in Canada that many of the Chinese studios have actually opened there doors to the public. “That’s a sign of what Canada is, the doors open, suddenly the Westerners are being trained just the same as anybody else.” Photo by Micah Bond 
Paul Williams has been fencing since he was 17. “My ancestors are welsh, Irish, English and a little bit of Spanish and there’s nothing nicer than a Spanish blade,” Williams said. “All of Europe fenced at one time and they brought that across. “So as a Canadian cultural issue the Martial arts are part of our heritage.” He added that historically, fencing is still very close to it’s origins. Williams teaches fencing in Belleville. Photo by Micah Bond 
Todd Fischer has been practising Karate and Jiu Jitsu for two years. Fischer said as a Canadian martial arts are an opportunity to try something from a different culture that he can apply to his own life. Fischer practices with a school in Tamworth Ont. Photo by Micah Bond.
Chris Wellstood practices and teaches Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Kingston Ont. Wellstood said that Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is very practical and relaxed offshoot of Japanese Jiu Jitsu. “I took Karate for a long time. Karate is a very strict disciplined martial art whereas in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu there’s no bowing, there’s no calling your instructor sensei. It’s very relaxed and Canadians identify with that.” Photo by Micah Bond
3. Not Awarded


Points Awarded
400 - Andrew Johnson
225 - Zachary Prong
220 - Franki Ikeman
200 - Maggie Naylor
175 - Andrew Lahodynskyj
160 - Gabrielle Smith
160 - Hannah Lawson
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 - Dillan Cools
50 - Brian Cannon
50 - Jeremy McKay
50 - Amanda Cheung
25 - Nakita Krucker
25 - Thomas Surian
25 - Amanda Paulhus
10 - Elaine Bombay
10 - Tristan Urry
10 - Gretchen Chi

Summer 2014 POM Results

The judge of the Summer 2014 POM was Lars Hagberg, an award-winning independent photojournalist based in Kingston, Ontario. His pictures have appeared in most major daily newspapers in Canada including: the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail, the Montreal Gazette, the Vancouver Sun, La Presse, the National Post, the Edmonton Journal, the Ottawa Citizen, and the Calgary Herald. In September, Lars joined the Loyalist photojournalism faculty team.

First Year Results

Photographers - 5

FEATURE
1. Zachary Prong
MONG LA, Myanmar (02/06/14) - Boy Monks clean the Buddhist temple overlooking Mong La, a Burmese town near the Chinese border controlled by the National Democratic Alliance Army (NDAA).  The temple was "a gift" from Sai Leun, the leader of the NDAA.  In Burma it is not uncommon for impoverished parents to send there children to monestaries where they will be clothed, fed and educated. Photo by Zachary Prong.
 2. Hannah Lawson
Bukeye, Burundi (May 2014)— The sun sets after a officiated soccer match between my volunteer team and a local girls team, with the addition of a few other locals who wanted in on the action. It was a friendly match with many translated thank-yous and congratulations afterwards, from both sides. Photo by Hannah Lawson
 3. Andrew Johnson
SALVADOR, BA (20/06/14) -- A French fan celebrates his nations' victory during a match against Switzerland at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador. Despite the bad press concerning the massive expenditure of tax dollars and subsequent protests, the 2014 FIFA World Cup has been hailed as a success. Over one million fans from 202 countries flocked to Brazil over the course of the tournament. Photo by Andrew Johnson


H.M. Hannah Lawson
Edmonton, Alta. (07/06/14)— Eric Hollands embraces a RCMP officer at Edmonton's pride parade. Local police and RCMP made an appearance in order to show acceptance of all people, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender preference. Photo by Hannah Lawson
SPORTS
1. Andrew Johnson
SALVADOR, BA (16/06/14) -- Fans react to a televised match between the U.S.A. and Ghana at the FIFA Fan Fest in Salvador during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The U.S. held out for a 2-1 victory, their first win of the tournament.  Photo by Andrew Johnson
2. Andrew Johnson

SALVADOR, BA (17/06/14) -- Fans of the home team watch a televised match apprehensively at the FIFA Fan Fest in Salvador during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Photo by Andrew Johnson

3. Zachary Prong
BELLEVILLE, ONT (09/07/14) - Corey Mathews, age 9, performs a trick at the Belleville skatepark. "I'm not very good yet" said Corey, "but I practice all the time."  Photo by Zachary Prong.
PORTRAIT
1. Hannah Lawson
EDMONTON, Alta. (26/08/14)— Alexandra Gusse enjoys a chicken burger at The Next Act. In recognition of my departure for school, we share a meal and then wander over to The Pincess Theatre to watch a hauntingly fitting movie called Boyhood. Hannah Lawson

2. Julia Rhebergen
AJAX, Ont. (29/08/14)- Beth Rhebergen steals a kiss while her husband, Peter Rhebergen, smiles for a photo in their Ajax home in late August. The middle-aged couple celebrated their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary in May, taking a trip to Switzerland during the summer as a treat. Beth is even going so far as to suggest ideas for their fiftieth anniversary. Photo by Julia Rhebergen
NEWS 
1. Andrew Johnson
SALVADOR, BA (20/06/14) -- Members of a K-9 police unit stand guard on the outskirts of a favela (slum) near Salvador's Arena Fonte Nova during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Police and military units from all over the country were called to the host cities in order to ensure order during the tournament in the face of protests in some cities. Photo by Andrew Johnson
 2. Andrew Johnson
SALVADOR, BA (16/06/14) -- Police from Litoral Norte muster near the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Almost 900 million dollars was spent on security with authorities claiming it to be the "most secure sporting event in history". Photo by Andrew Johnson
3. Andrew Johsnon
SALVADOR, BA (13/06/14) -- A protester holds a placard reading "End the Repression" in the historic Pelorinho district of Salvador during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Many Brazilians demonstrated against what they saw as government missuse of public funds, corruption and advocated better healthcare, education and public transit funding. Photo by Andrew Johnson
MULTI PICS
1. Zahary Prong













2. Andrew Johnson















3. Nakita Krucker










Points Awarded
400 - Andrew Johnson
225 - Zachary Prong
160 - Hannah Larson
50 - Julia Rhebergen
25 - Nakita Krucker


Second Year Results

Photographers -16

FEATURE
1. Franki Ikeman
OAKVILLE, Ont. (12/07/14) - Rebecca Psiuk runs through the stream of a fire-hose on a very hot Saturday, July 12. Mayflower Blvd hosted its annual street party bringing together members of the community in support of the Fareshare Food Bank. Families from the street enjoyed great weather, food, live music, and lots of activities. Photo by Franki Ikeman.
 2. Franki Ikeman
BURLINGTON, Ont. (18/08/14) - Krista Banik participates in a sunset stand up paddle board yoga class on Burlington's waterfront on Monday, August 18. The yoga classes are hosted by Burlington Beach Rentals located in Burlington Beachway Park. Photo by Franki Ikeman.
3. Andrew Lahodynskyj
BURLINGTON, Ont. (24/08/14) - 2 year old Karam plays with a bubble machine during some live music by Erick Traplin during the Teddy Bear Picnic at the Royal Botanical Gardens. Photo by Andrew Lahodynskyj/Special to Metroland Media Group
H.M. Elaine Bombay
BRANTFORD, Ont. (08/27/2014)--Brantford firefighters take pictures of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds Demonstration Team at the thirteenth annual Rotary Charity Airshow in Brantford on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014.  Over 18,000 people attended the show. Photo by Elaine Bombay
SPORTS
1. Andrew Meade
Metro Mudcats’ pitch to catcher Mitch Hazlett tags out Fredericton Junior Royals’ Nigel Augustine at home plate, Monday night at Royals’ Field. Andrew Meade/The Daily Gleaner
 2. Andrew Lahodynskyj
TORONTO, Ont. (07/05/14) - Toronto Argonauts defensive back Jalil Carter tackles Saskatchewan Roughriders wide receiver Eron Riley during the Argos home opening. The Argos trampled the Roughriders 48-15. Photo by Andrew Lahodynskyj/Argonauts.ca

3. Amanda Paulhus
Tweed, ON. (02-08-2014) Participants compete in the bull riding competition portion of the 2014 Tweed Stampede. Photo by Amanda Paulhus
H.M. Franki Ikeman
MILTON, Ont. (09/08/14) - Milton's Parwiz Mohibi passes to a teammate during the Ontario Cup U15 boys quarter-finals between Milton and Whitby. Milton defeated Whitby 2-0. Photo by Franki Ikeman/Metroland Media Group
PORTRAIT
1. Annie Sakkab
COBOURG, Ont. (2014/05/25) Jaqui Manning-Albert out for an evening stroll at the beach in downtown Cobourg. At the age of 77, Jaqui is a dedicated choir singer at various churches, a human rights activist and a lover for road trips.
'Sheilagh's Theme' is a project that looks at the positive side of aging and the vibrancy of older people. When I asked Jaqui what she thinks of dying, she said "it only takes a few hours to be dying, up until that point you are active and you are in the process of living". Photo by Annie Sakkab.
2. Franki Ikeman
BURLINGTON, Ont. (15/06/14) - Tom Bochsler is pictured in his photography studio in Burlington on Tuesday, July 15. Bochsler recently donated 500,000 photo negatives to the Hamilton Public Library. The 82-year-old photographer started his photography career shooting for editorial outlets in Hamilton and later specialized in commercial and industrial photography. Photo by Franki Ikeman
3. Gabrielle Smith
WINDSOR, Ont. (08/14/2014) Rosalie Edwards laughs at the absurdity of her rocket bra as she cosplays the character Tank Girl. Edwards has been making costumes and dressing up as her favourite comic book and anime characters for the past four years. This particular costume is modelled after the title character in the comic "Tank Girl" and took Edwards two months and two hundred dollars to make. Photo by Gabrielle Smith
H.M. Bradley Ruszkowski
Mable Lake, B.C. (16/06/14) At age 13, Justin Noble lost half of his vision, along with two fingers and the tip of his thumb in an untimely explosion involving homemade pyrotechnics. His Ocular Prosthetic (glass eye) has nearly full movements due to the mechanical connection to the optic nerves.  PHOTO: Bradley Ruszkowski
NEWS
1. Andrew Lahodynskyj
TORONTO, Ont. (18/08/14) - A Toronto Police officer keeps an eye on the growing crowd at a shooting scene at Jane St and Eglinton Ave in Toronto's west end on Monday evening. A call came in around 6:45pm of a double shooting. The passenger was rushed to hospital in critical injury, while the driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Photo by Andrew Lahodynskyj
2. Hannah Eden
DAWSON CITY, YT. (14/06/14) Jar Farr, Deputy Chief Tr'ondek Hwech'in First Nation, releases a mixture of herbs and tobacco into the Yukon River as members of the community unite to pray for the return of the Chinook salmon to its shores. Photo by Hannah Eden
3. Hannah Eden
DAWSON CITY, YT. (24/07/14) Madeline deRepentigny (far right) a representative of the Han singers and dancers, stands around the Sacred Fire at the Opening Ceremony of Moosehide Gathering on Thursday July 24th. Moosehide Gathering, a celebration of song and dance, is in its 12th year and is one of the biggest gatherings of First Nation people in the North. Photo by Hannah Eden
H.M. Franki Ikeman
MILTON, Ont. (21/06/14) - Cooper Cox, 3, sits on the driver's seat of one of the tractors featured in a procession as part of Campbellville's 100th birthday celebrations. The community celebrated its big birthday with a tractor procession, time capsule ceremony, and street party. Photo by Franki Ikeman/Metroland Media Group
MULTI PICS
1. Bradley Ruszkowski






2. Hannah Eden





3.Annie Sakkab 

With an estimated 120,000 refugees, Zaatari Syrian refugee camp is considered to be the largest camp in the world located just few miles from the Syrian borders. Talking to the families at the camp, all have left Syria fleeing the shelling of the civil war that erupted in 2011. Almost everyone left with nothing thinking they will only be in the camp for few weeks. 2 years after the creation of the camp in 2012, Zaatari has grown into a full blown self-made city to be the 5th largest city in Jordan with all types of businesses that sprung up out of necessity. Upon arrival at the Syrian Jordanian border, refugees are forced to walk for approximately 9 hours in deep sand, mostly at night, to get to the camp leaving behind the few belongings they thought they can physically bring along with them. In a recent report, the UN estimated 6.5 million people have been displaced in Syria, and more than 3 million fled to Jordan and neighbouring counties, almost half the population of the entire Syrian country.





















Points Awarded
220 - Franki Ikeman
175 - Andrew Lahodynskyj
125 - Hannah Eden
125 - Annie Sakkab
110 - Bradley Ruszkowski
100 - Andrew Meade
25 - Gabrielle Smith
25 - Amanda Paulhus
10 - Elaine Bombay