Our family has participated in the annual One Day in the Life of Burlington photo competition for the past eight years. The awards ceremony for the 2010 contest was held last night. Five major awards were presented. One of them, first prize in the Nature category, a Fuji Finepix F80 camera, went to my 12 year old son Matt, for his entry “Water Mosaic,” pictured above!
There were 200 contestants, and 400 photos entered. Three-quarters of the entrants were adults, and there were many entries in the Nature category, so it was quite an achievement for Matt. So says the proud papa, anyway.
In the same category, Nature, this year Matt’s mom Lorraine took home an Honourable Mention, and in 2007 Matt’s brother Mike also received an Honourable Mention. Back in 2004, Lorraine took first place in the Places category.
The last time that I was able to compete was 2004, as the contest is open to amateurs only.
All of this year’s entries are on display at the Burlington Arts Centre, from now through January 2.
If you and your family are Burlington amateur photo enthusiasts, then I encourage you to plan to join us by entering next year. It is a lot of fun. Next year will be the competition’s tenth anniversary, and last night the organizers hinted at plans to add some kind of special element in celebration of that milestone. You can get more information about the One Day in the Life of Burlington photo competition from its main sponsor, Duncan and Wright.