Comment Photo Contest Winners


Thank you to all those who entered our Comment magazine Social Cities photo contest! The excellence and variety in entries made it a tough job for our esteemed judges.

The Comment team managed to select a group of finalists, and then we passed that batch along to the judging panel: Robin Rayne Nelson, Mark Volkers, Milton Friesen, Courtney Cheatham, and Alex Houghton.

Congratulations to our first place winner, Kevin van der Leek of Surrey, BC. Second place goes to Mike Lane of Saanichton, BC, and Neil E. Das of St. Louis, MO, and John van Sloten of Calgary, AB, have tied for third place. Runners-up include Michael Burkhalter of Bellevue, WA, Sheona Beaumont of Bristol, UK, and Phil Reinders of Toronto, ON.

To see which photos came in first, second, and third in full colour, check out the next issue of Comment, and if you'd like to access the full-sized versions of our winning entries, sign up for the iPad edition!

Topics: Arts, Cities


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