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October 12, 2017
City of Toronto congratulates winners of Snap and Share photo contest
  
The City of Toronto and Nikon Canada are proud to announce the winners of the 2017 Snap & Share photo contest. Produced by Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation and presented by Nikon Canada, the contest attracted more than 1,500 submissions from across Toronto.

Grand Prize and Category winners:
• Grand Prize Winner: Happy Canada Day, Toronto!, taken at Toronto Island Park by Diana Lee
• Our Common Grounds: Spring 2017, taken at Berczy Park by Alecs Chor
• Hidden Gems: Deer people watching along the Humber River Recreational Trail, taken at the Humber River Trail by Kinga S.
• TO Canada With Love: Good Morning Toronto, taken at Humber Bay Park by Helena Chu
• Toronto Blooms: Monet's Painting, taken at St. James Park by Leonardo Guizzo
• City of Sport: Sports on the Bay, taken at Humber Bay Park by Miki Nakai-Powell
• Toronto Photography Tour: Nature's Beauty, taken at Corktown Common by Ashley Duffus

Additional winners:
• People's Choice: Rocky Destination, taken on the Toronto shoreline by Taylor Power
• Youth Winner: Geese on the Horizon, taken at Polson Pier by Rocco Zoccoli
• Youth Winner: Taking a photo, because it lasts longer, taken at St. James Park, by Illia Nikulchuk
• Twitter Winner: Lakeside Cruising, taken at Trillium Park by Sergio Beristain
• Instagram Winner: Summer Reflections, taken at Sir Casimir Gzowski Park by Lisa Roberston

An additional 2,500 photos were shared on social media using the hashtag #SnapShareTO. Entries were judged by City staff with the help of Kristian Bogner, a professional photographer and Nikon Canada Ambassador; Neil Ever Osborne, a conservation photographer, filmmaker and Nikon Canada Ambassador; and Taku Kumabe, a freelance photographer and art director. The People's Choice winner was decided by the public through two rounds of online voting.

The grand prize winner will receive a Nikon D5600 DSLR camera. Winners from the remaining categories will take home a Nikon COOLPIX L840 or A10 camera.

The winning photographs and runners-up can be viewed at http://www.toronto.ca/photocontest. Many submissions will also be featured on the Parks, Forestry and Recreation Facebook and Instagram pages http://www.facebook.com/TorontoPFR and http://www.instagram.com/torontopfr/

Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities. In 2017, Toronto is honouring Canada's 150th birthday with "TO Canada with Love," a year-long program of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit http://www.toronto.ca, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/TorontoComms and on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/cityofto.

Media Contact
Jane Arbour
Strategic Communications
416-338-0944
jane.arbour@toronto.ca

 

 

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