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Year-End Awards – Submission Due Date

June 15

There are three year end awards in honour of three founding members of the club who had a memorable impact. The submissions for each category are voted on by the members at the year-end meeting – June 21th – and the winner is announced at the end of the meeting. 

The three categories are: 

Roy Quesnel Award – Black and White Portraits 

Roy was a founding member of the Harbour City Photography Club and served as print chair for many years. His speciality was producing stunning black and white portraits in non-studio settings, capturing the person and story of their surroundings. To meet the guidelines the images must be:

Black and white, 

Taken in a non-studio setting or environment,

Only one person, 

Photographed from the waist (or above) up.


Jan Blackbourn Award – Abstract 

Jan was a founding and hard-working member of the Harbour City Photography Club and know for her colourful abstracts. These abstracts were actual photographs taken during her career as a marine biologist at the Pacific Biological Station. 

“Abstract images are conceived or imagined outside of ‘reality’. They can encompass a huge variety of subject matter, that us out of our comfort zone, make us question what we see, invite us to enter another realm. In abstract photography, often there aren’t the usual frame of reference for the viewer; they’re not looking at anything immediately recognizable or discernible. This is lack of context in which to evaluate an image is one of the reasons why abstract photography can be so challenging and enthralling.” ~ taken from the “Definition of Abstract Photography” at www.abstractreality.com.


Nigel Fletcher Memorial Award – Humour in Photography

Nigel was a long-term member and active contributor to the Harbour City Photography Club. He chaired multiple committees and he was on the executive board for several years. However, what Nigel will be mostly remembers for is his wonderful sense of humour and how that always came across in his photography. He saw and captured the funny moments and situations wherever he went. 

Please include a title, the category (i.e.: My Favourite Person – Portrait)  in either the image file name or the email title when submitting All images must be in the .jpeg or .jpg format.  Submissions are to be sent via email to [email protected] or WeTransfer to [email protected] by June 15th, and the voting and awards presentation will take place on June 21st .



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