The 2017 Coal Harbour Photo Contest

Sam Huang PREC and Andy Hsu sponsored a photography contest to gather beautiful photographs of the neighbourhood of Coal Harbour in downtown Vancouver. Significant prize money has been awarded to owners of the top three photos submitted. The Top 3 Winners were decided by popular vote. The 10 Honourable Mention winners were awarded a small cash prize. Honourable Mention winners were decided by the judges of the contest.
See the 2017 Contest Rules below…

Winners

We are happy to announce the 13 Winners of the 2017 Coal Harbour Photo Contest. They are:
(Please click the photos for enlargements)

First Prize of $1,000 – Mark Calayag

Mark Accepting His Award and Cheque

His Prize Winning Photo

 

Number of Votes

 

1,263 Votes

Second Prize of $500 – Edmond Liang

Edmond Accepting His Award and Cheque

His Prize Winning Photo

 

Number of Votes

 

849 Votes

Third Prize of $250 – Manto Nakamura

Manto Accepting His Award and Cheque

His Prize Winning Photo

 

Number of Votes

 

257 Votes

10 Honourable Mention Awards – $25 Each

 

Judges Criteria for Honourable Mention Awards

 

We looked for photos that:

  • Were strikingly beautiful.
  • Weren’t too obviously altered in Photoshop.
  • Showed Coal Harbour at its best.
  • Showed something distinctively Coal Harbour, in other words, that couldn’t be seen in any other waterfront city.
  • Didn’t have recognizable people in them.

Honourable Mention Photographer

 

Robert Loh

His Prize Winning Photo

Judges Comments

We love this photo. The dress colours are beautiful. The hair is jet black. It’s an action shot. The ladies’ feet are not touching the ground, so they’re running. And they look like they’re happy. They are facing away from the camera so we don’t need to identify them.

Honourable Mention Photographer

 

Stephen Chastain

His Prize Winning Photo

Judges Comments

This photo is clean, crisp, and was taken on a beautiful day. It shows Coal Harbour at its best.

Honourable Mention Photographer

 

Cameron Wood

His Prize Winning Photo

Judges Comments

Taken on a perfect day. A beautiful sunset. The float planes are there showing the unique flavour of the Coal Harbour waterfront.

Honourable Mention Photographer

 

Gerald S. Meaden

His Prize Winning Photo

Judges Comments

A very well framed photo. Lots of greenery. The railing shows the waterfront is a safe place to walk. It’s a blue sky, calm day. Coal Harbour looks like a beautiful, peaceful, safe place to live.

Honourable Mention Photographer

 

Shane Anderson

His Prize Winning Photo

Judges Comments

How could you not be drawn to this dramatic sky. A calm day with an almost perfect reflection in the water. Very beautiful, and unusual colors in the sky.

Honourable Mention Photographer

 

Rachel-Ann Konetzov

Her Prize Winning Photo

Judges Comments

Shows the water beside a lovely, wide walkway with beautifully colored trees on either side. A quiet moment with not too many people in the shot.

Honourable Mention Photographer

 

Alex Tablada

His Prize Winning Photo

Judges Comments

A perfect day. Lots of greenery along the Sea Wall, beautiful buildings, and part of a float plane. People relaxing and enjoying the scene. Showing Coal Harbour at its best.

Honourable Mention Photographer

 

Waldo Nell

His Prize Winning Photo

Judges Comments

This shot shows Coal Harbour as one of the features of a beautiful world-class city. This is a spectacular waterfront shot that even has a little bit of forest on the left to frame it.

Honourable Mention Photographer

 

Steve Vanden-Eykel

His Prize Winning Photo

Judges Comments

This photo has drama, with the statue, the colors, and Coal Harbour in the background. There were other good submissions of this statue, but the colors here give it drama.

Honourable Mention Photographer

 

Sara Meyer

Her Prize Winning Photo

Judges Comments

A beautiful day, boats, park, snow covered mountains in the background, and the float plane is in exactly the right place. Good timing.

Rules for The 2017 Coal Harbour Photo Contest

(These rules may be modified for the 2018 Photo Contest.)

  1. PRIZE MONEY:
    1. First Prize – The participant whose photograph has the most votes by the end of voting Sunday, December 10 at 11 pm will be awarded the first prize of $1,000.
    2. Second Prize – The participant whose photograph has the second most votes by the end of voting will be awarded the second prize of $500.
    3. Third Prize – The participant whose photograph has the third most votes by the end of voting will be awarded the third prize of $250.
    4. Honourable Mentions – 10 “Honourable Mention” prizes of $25 will be awarded at the judges discretion to participants who submit photos.
  2. CONTEST DATES:
    1. Entries – Contest starts on Monday, October 2. Participants may register below and submit photographs until Monday, November 6. at 11 pm
    2. Voting – Voting by the general public starts Thursday, November 9 at 10 am, and ends Sunday, December 10 at 11 pm.
    3. Winners – All prize winners will be announced on this page on Monday, January 8, 2018. Winners will also be notified by email.
  3. ELIGIBILITY:
    1. Contest is open to all legal residents of British Columbia who are eighteen (18) years of age or older as of November 6, 2017. Contest organizers may deny participation, and not award prizes to entrants who do not abide by these rules.
    2. The Contest Rules and Regulations on this page are the sole Rules and Regulations for the contest. No other rules and regulations will apply except at the discretion of the contest organizers.
  4. HOW TO ENTER:When entering the contest, participants agree to the following:
    1. A maximum of 3 entries per person.
    2. Photographs must be original, never before published online, in print, or in any other form or fashion.
    3. Participants must only submit photographs taken by themselves, or have written permission to submit a third party’s work.
    4. It must be obvious when looking at the photograph that it was taken IN Coal Harbour, or it should showcase the neighbourhood of Coal Harbour in some way. Participants may be asked to disclose the location where the picture was taken in order to be considered.
    5. The copyright will, at all times, be respected by the organizers of this contest, and retained by the photographer. The contest organizers reserve the right to free reproduction of images entered in the contest in all media, but only in connection with promoting this contest for this year and future years.
    6. Photo submissions should NOT, in any form:
      1. Depict or imply nudity, profanity or sexual contents,
      2. Depict or condone violence or intolerance,
      3. Depict or imply unlawful or threatening behaviour.
      4. If a photo submission depicts any identifiable person, the entrant submitting the photo must have written permission of the subject(s) to use their image.
      5. Submissions must not be larger than 2 Megabytes file size. Files should be in jpg, jpeg or png format only.
  5. SECURITY OF INFORMATION:
    1. Entrants’ contact information, with the exception of their city of residence, and any information gathered by the contest organizers will be managed responsibly, and not disclosed to any party without their prior consent.
  6. PUBLICITY:
    1. In order to claim a prize, contestants must show up in person at the appointed place and time, and present Government issued proof of identity.
    2. By entering the Contest, participants consent to have their names, city of residence, photographs, and images used for any publicity and commercial purposes by Sam Huang Personal Real Estate Corporation.
  7. CONTEST RESULTS ARE FINAL:
    1. In case the public vote results in a draw, organizers will pick ONE winner for each prize at their discretion.
    2. Regardless of the number of votes for each prize, only one prize will be awarded to each person. For example, if the same person’s photos have both the most votes and the second most votes, that person will be awarded one prize only. The person who submitted the photo with the next most number of votes will be awarded the second prize.
    3. Contest organizers will do their best to handle all entries responsibly. However, they assume no responsibility for entries lost, late, damaged, or otherwise not considered. Results cannot be challenged after winners are announced.
  8. PROPER BEHAVIOUR:
    1. Employees, associates, customers, or suppliers of Sam Huang Personal Real Estate Corporation, Andy Hsu Personal Real Estate Corporation, RE/MAX Real Estate or any of its affiliated companies, Top Agent Internet Marketing Inc or Standard Marketing Ltd are not eligible to enter the contest.

 

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These rules may be modified for the 2018 Photo Contest.