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Local photographer wins 'Best Static Photo' from the Abbotsford International Airshow

Angeline Haslett wins
Angeline Haslett wins 'Best Static Photo' in the 2016, Abbotsford International Airshow.
— image credit: Angeline Haslett

Agassiz's very own Angeline Haslett was among the few to bring home the title of best emerging photographer in B.C.

Haslett beat out over 2,000 entries in the first round, and triumphed in a battle of the cameras.

The third annual contest’s first round received a record number of submissions to Black Press newspapers all over the province. Entrants came from more than 80 communities, including 100 Mile House, Campbell River, Burnaby, Vancouver, Kelowna, Chilliwak, Surrey, Hope, Invermere, Langley, Lumby, Maple Ridge, Nanaimo, Nelson, Prince George, Quesnel, Sooke, Vernon, and Victoria.

Expert judges selected more than 70 best entrants, who faced off against each other, taking photos in a one-day challenge at the Abbotsford International Airshow last August.

Over 22,000 people voted online for the contest’s People’s Choice award, also a record high. The top-voted entry was from James Munroe, who entered with the 100 Mile House Free Press.

There are also three honuorable mentions this year: Harold Schock, who entered through the Kelowna Capital News, for best air photo and best static photo; and Paul Kendall for best crowd photo.

Abbotsford International Airshow:

More videos showcasing the 2015 Abbotsford Airshow click here. You can also visit the exclusive Airshow Online magazine.

 

 

 

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