Once again, we want to thank everyone for entering our little contest. For her winning picture, Britt receives a RCFM t shirt and is entered to win a limited edition market tote bag full of $50 worth of market goodies.
I’m a little late getting this one up. It’s not that I didn’t want to, it’s that there are so many amazing photos being taken we had a tough time making a selection. In the end though, the August Photo Contest Winner is local New Westie Harry Pehkonen (@harrypehkonen) for this shot of two of the A Bread Affair employees.
There is something about the lighting in this shot that makes it seem so well defined. I know its hard to get a good shot when photographing people’s faces from the front angle – and the composition of the bread, the signs in the back, and the nice contrast of purple and red really work. Harry has been a regular at the market this season, and this isn’t the first great shot he’s taken. But this month, it’s the winner.
Honorable mentions this month (because there are lots) go to:
June’s winner, Graham Ballantyne for these two:
Briana Tomkinson for this amazing macro shot of blueberries:
Honorable mention should also go to Brittbak for this fun shot of a lively market full of smiling faces:
And to Jamila for this great capture of Allyson Grant painting faces (or in this case, an arm):
And last, but certainly not least this shot of a flower vendor by Miho Shimamura:
We want to thank everyone for entering our little contest. For his winning picture, Harry receives a RCFM t shirt and is entered to win a limited edition market tote bag full of $50 worth of market goodies. You can enter too! We have a monthly winner and all you have to do is either upload your picture to Flickr and use the tag rcfm2009 and we’ll find it, or you can email the pictures to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
July was a much harder month to pick a winner for the RCFM Photo Contest because there were five markets in July and so the number of entries were absolutely astounding. The pictures were fantastic too – so many lovely shots of the people that make our market lively, of the food and goods that make our market so popular, and of the fun and exciting atmosphere we are proud to have created.
Last month, Graham wowed us with his up close and personal shot of beets, and this month, Jacee Tan really captured our special event market with his shot of me in my silly costume to celebrate New Westminster’s 150th birthday, standing in front of a colourful stall. I rented the costume to add some sparkle to the market, and Jacee really made the judges remember the fun we had on July 23rd.
For his efforts, Jacee is awarded a RCFM t-shirt, and will be entered to win a basket full of goodies at the end of the season featuring goods from our vendors. For more information about how to get involved with the August Photo contest on now, check out these details. And please note, if you aren’t comfortable signing up to flickr to post your pictures to the flickr group, you can always email them to us and we’ll do it for you.
A while ago, we mentioned we were going to hold a monthly photo contest. Since there was only one market in June, you had good odds to be the winner! Here is the luscious picture of beets that was selected to be the June winner, taken by market regular and local New Westie, Graham Ballantyne.
For his time and effort, Graham wins a RCFM t shirt and is entered to win a gift basket full of market goodies at the end of the season.
You too can get in on the goods and enter the July photo contest simply by uploading your pictures to Flickr and using the tag “RCFM2009”. We’ll do the rest and search out your photo, and announce the July winner at the start of August. All we ask is that we are allowed to use the picture to advertise the market.
Thanks again, Graham!
Each month the market is on, we’re holding a photo contest for images of the Farmers Market. Simply email us your photo, or tag your picture on Flickr with the tag RCFM2009, and the board will vote on a winner – the lucky winner gets a Royal City Farmers Market T shirt and window cling! Woo!
We’d like to be able to use all entries on our website (with appropriate photo credit, of course) and we’d really like to be able to some of the images on future publications, so make sure your permissions are set to your liking when you upload the photo if you don’t want us to use them.