CBT photo contest winner announced

By Contributor
November 26th, 2009

Ed. Note: The following is a press released issued by the Columbia Basin Trust:

Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) would like to congratulate George Hopkins from Revelstoke in being selected by Basin residents as the winner of CBT’s Show Us Your Basin photo contest.

Mr. Hopkins submitted an image of a westbound steam train crossing a bridge over the Columbia River leaving Revelstoke.

“It is truly an honour to receive this recognition,” said Hopkins at a Nov.-24 prize presentation with Lynda Lafleur, CBT community liaison. “In my view, all the photos that I have seen that were submitted to this contest were absolutely fantastic. I commend each and every one of the photographers for their great work and for submitting photos that really showed what Our Columbia Basin looks like and what it means to everyone who lives in the area.”

The runner-up photo was submitted by Rob Wyatt from Montrose, with his image of a pair of Painted Turtles taken at Champion Lake, near Trail.

Both Hopkins and Wyatt received basin bags filled with products and services from around the basin. Rounding out the top five were Sanne van der Ros from Golden, Douglas Noblet from Nelson and Gail Spittler from Johnson’s Landing.

Neil Muth, CBT president and CEO, said he was very impressed with the photos and extends his congratulations to the winners and to all the residents who shared their images and thoughts about the basin.

“CBT received many wonderful images and thoughtful descriptions during this contest, which now serve as a reminder to anyone visiting the Your Basin page on our website, what a special place we are able to call home,” said Muth. “It is great to hear people talking about the images and to see how so many of us share similar sentiments about this region.”

CBT launched the Show Us Your Basin photo contest in June this year, asking basin residents to capture images that depict the beauty and unique qualities of this region. Hundreds of images were submitted to CBT with many residents including thoughtful answers to the question: What does the basin mean to you? These images were narrowed down to ten finalists and then opened to the public for voting, which closed on Nov. 20.

Many of these images can now be viewed online at www.cbt.org/yourbasin. To see the top five, visit www.cbt.org/photocontest http://www.cbt.org/photocontest.

CBT delivers economic, social, and environmental benefits to the
residents of the Columbia Basin. To learn more about CBT programs and initiatives, visit www.cbt.org or call 1-800-505-8998.


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