By Megan Lambert, Summer Intern, Black Press.
Finalists for this year’s 3rd annual Next Generation BC Amateur Photographer of the Year contest have now been selected. From Vernon to Victoria and from Metchosin to Merritt, Seventy finalists have been chosen from all corners of BC to move forward and compete in an intense competition at the Abbotsford International Airshow, where they will race against the clock to complete daily photo challenges. Finalists will shoot 10 of their best photographs and/or videos, to be reviewed by a judging panel — one will come out with the title of 2015 Next Generation Amateur Photographer of the Year. More than 2,000 entries were received from 81 B.C. communities.
Whether you’re a finalist or not, this is a show you won’t want to miss: The Abbotsford International Airshow is world-renowned for its prestigious performers and family-friendly entertainment. The 2015 Airshow on August 7th through 9th will feature three jet teams, (Snowbirds, Breitling Jet Team and Horsemen Jet Team) a Friday twilight show with fireworks, the Canadian Forces Skyhawks parachute team, and the highly classified US military jet, the F-22 Raptor to name but a few. The event will also salute the many pilots that participated in the Battle of Britain during its 75th anniversary. For upto date schedule and more details visit www.abbotsfordairshow.com.
Congratulations to all of the finalists in the 2015 Next Generation Amateur Photographer of the Year contest, sponsored by London Drugs, the Abbotsford International Airshow, and Black Press. To see photo gallery click here. See you there!
Jeremy Van Walsh