The winners of the photo contest "La montagne en images" are announced
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Montreal, October 13, 2012 - Les amis de la montagne announced the winners of the third edition of the photo competition La montagne en images at Maison Smith today, in Mont-Royal Park. Presented by TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, the purpose of the La montagne en images photography contest is to highlight the beauty of Mont Royal through photography.
L to R: Guylaine l'Heureux, Nathaniel Lee, Julia McDonald, Stéphane Danré, Richard Duret, Julia Singerman, Caroline Dufour, Emmanuel Huybrechts, Dina Bennett, Karine Casault, Jean-Benoît Rainville. Absent: Normand Porlier.
Seventy-one mountain enthusiasts responded to the call by submitting a total of 241 photographs, making the jury’s task particularly difficult. The selection was made anonymously and photographs were chosen for their artistic and technical qualities, originality of subject and pertinence to the suggested themes. Les amis de la montagne would like to thank the members of the jury: Karine Casault, Environmental Advisor, TD Assurances, Stéphane Dionne, artist and professional photographer and Samuel Montigné, educator with Les amis, artist and photographer, for their participation in the third edition of the competition.
Six themes were suggested to the general public this year: Animals of Mont Royal, Landscapes and viewpoints, Water in all its forms, Together on the mountain, Works of art and buildings, and for the first time, Youth perspective, reserved for ages 18 and under along a free choice of theme. The unveiling was held as part of the October 13-14 "Mountain through a Lens" activities dedicated to the photography of Mont Royal.
The winning photographs will be exhibited at the Café des Amis at Maison Smith in Mont-Royal Park (1260 Remembrance Road) from October 13, 2012 until spring 2013, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, free admission.
WINNERS OF THE LA MONTAGNE EN IMAGES PHOTO CONTEST, 2012 EDITION
Grand Jury Prize: Sources cachées, Jean-Benoit Rainville
He will receive a $75 voucher from Les amis’ nature-boutique at Maison Smith, as well as two books: Mont-Royal, Un monde à part/A world apart by photographer Linda Rutenberg and La colline qui voulait devenir une montagne illustrated by artist Alain Pilon.
Prix des Amis: Solstice, Guylaine L'Heureux
She will receive a $50 voucher from Les amis’ nature-boutique at Maison Smith, and Mont-Royal, Un monde à part/A world apart.
For each of the six themes, the first prize winners will receive a voucher of $50 from Les amis’ nature-boutique and La colline qui voulait devenir une montagne, and second prize winners will receive a voucher of $25 from Les amis’ nature-boutique and La colline qui voulait devenir une montagne.
Animals of Mont Royal
First prize: Butterfly lean, Dina Bennett
Second prize: Je surveille encore, Normand Porlier
Landscapes and viewpoints
First prize: Jour de fonte, Caroline Dufour
Second prize: Nightlife of tulips, Dina Bennett
Water in all its forms
First prize: Quel plaisir sous la pluie, Normand Porlier
Second prize: Anneau, Nathaniel Yee
Together on the mountain
First prize: On repose en paix, Richard Duret
Second prize: Un nouveau jour, Stéphane Danré
Works of art and buildings
First prize: Entrée vers l’Oratoire, Emmanuel Huybrechts
Second prize: L’ange des ténèbres, Richard Duret
First prize: Painting tree, Julia Singerman
Second prize: A bugs’ perspective, Julia McDonald
ABOUT LES AMIS DE LA MONTAGNE
Les amis de la montagne is a non-profit organization that exists to protect and enhance Mont Royal through community involvement and environmental education. For over 30 years, the organization has been offering guided tours and innovative approaches to learning in order to promote the discovery and preservation of the natural and historic heritage of Mont Royal.
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