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Drum roll please… Summer vacation photo contest winners announced

Posted by tmayer on Sep 28th, 2012 and filed under Gallery, Top stories. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Mauryah Burritani is the winner of this year's summer vacation photo contest.

Mauryah Burattini is the winner of this year's summer vacation photo contest.

You showed us the world, some big moments in your lives and the everyday ones.

And you did it all with flare - and a camera - before sending them our way for the Brock News What I Did on My Summer Vacation photo contest.

We received 89 photo entries this year for judging by Bob Tymczyszyn, award-winning senior photographer at the St. Catharines Standard, who was wowed by the variety and calibre of submissions.

“First of all, I’d like to say how impressed I was with the quality of entries. There was a wide variety of scenes and most would make fantastic prints in a frame. Ultimately I had to narrow it down to three. I wished I could hand out the top ten,” Tymczyszyn wrote in an email. “After an initial cull down to 12, I made a slide show and sat back to see which had the most impact in a 2-3 second view.”

Here are this year’s winners:

First place goes to Mauryah Burattini, a fourth-year concurrent education student, who travelled to Namibia this summer with the Brock CHYS 4V98 Resiliency course. She shot this photo at the Etosha National Park, Namibia, on a weekend safari trip.

“It would just make a great large print on somebody’s wall,” Tymczyszyn said.

Burattini has won two tickets to Evalyn Parry’s SPIN: The Theatrical Song Cycle starring The Bicycle at the Centre for the Arts on Nov. 17.

The second place photo was shot by Arthur Chen, Brock’s manager of International Student Services and “just goes to show that you don’t have to go very far for a great photo,” Tymczyszyn said. “The shot of the maid of the mist may have been luck but it has great impact.”

Chen snagged a $50 gift card from Brock’s food services.

Arthur Chen's photo of the Maid of the Mist in Niagara Falls

Arthur Chen's photo of the Maid of the Mist in Niagara Falls

Honourable mention goes to Lacey Rigg, a community recreation and leisure studies student, whose photo won Tymcyzszyn over with its colours and mood.

Lacey Rigg's photo got honourable mention from Standard photographer Bob Tymczyszyn.

Lacey Rigg's photo got honourable mention from Standard photographer Bob Tymczyszyn.

Thanks to everyone who entered. Check out the slideshow to see this year’s photos.

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