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Vote for CNW’s 2013 Photo of the Year!


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It’s that time again, folks: time to help me choose the CNW Photo of the Year!

The 12 short listed photos and my explanation for why they work so well can be viewed by scrolling through the powerpoint deck above.

Please review all 12 and then return to our blog to cast your vote for this year’s winner. It's that simple!

Our blog and poll can be accessed at the following URL (copy and paste this link into your browser):

Remember to include photos with your news releases! That’s all it takes to enter the Photo of the Year contest for 2014.

-Vincent Demers

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Vote for CNW’s 2013 Photo of the Year!

  1. 1. 2013 PHOTOS OF THE YEAR Vincent Demers January 2014
  2. 2. About Vincent Demers Vincent Demers is a Multimedia Producer at CNW Group. He joined the company in 2008 as a Bilingual News Centre Associate. He moved to the multimedia department in April 2010 to support the growth of Enriched News Releases. He assisted hundreds of clients to produce and build releases to help them meet their social media goals. He also offers bilingual support to webcast production mainly supporting Eastern Canada clients, including Ottawa and Montrealbased events. Vincent is responsible for the CNW Photodesk and coordinates photo assignments across Canada to match clients’ needs. Originally from La Belle Province, he has called Toronto home since 2005. Vincent is passionate about news, social media and travel. In his spare time Vincent loves creating pictures and has won photography awards with PDN and Applied Arts. Connect with Vincent on Twitter @vincentdemers. January 30, 2014 2
  3. 3. Vote for CNW’s 2013 Photo of the Year! It’s that time again, folks: time to help me choose the CNW Photo of the Year! The 12 short listed photos and my explanation for why they work so well can be viewed by scrolling through this Powerpoint deck. Please review all 12 and then go over to our blog to cast your vote for this year’s winner. You can access the poll on our blog at the following URL: It’s that simple! Remember to include photos with your news releases! That’s all it takes to enter the Photo of the Year contest for 2014. January 30, 2014 3
  4. 4. January - InterContinental Hotels & Resorts (Montreal Snow Village)  This gorgeous photo shows a mixture of architecture and landscape photography with splendid colours in the sky and the beautiful lighting on the ice structure. They add to the ambiance and atmosphere of the Snow Village, which was unique to North America at the time. January 30, 2014 4
  5. 5. February – Indigo Books & Music (Indigo Love of Reading Foundation)  To kick off the nation-wide tour starring The Cat In The Hat, Indigo requested CNW photography services. This photo is fun and illustrates the excitement of the children offering viewers an insight of this special event. January 30, 2014 5
  6. 6. March - Herzog & De Meuron  Don't get me wrong, Toronto is great but New York City is New York City! This rendered image issued with the announcement of the condo development 56 Leonard makes me dream. It mixes a gorgeous sunset and a design home together within the heart of one of the greatest cities in the world. January 30, 2014 6
  7. 7. April - Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG)  I like this photo captured by CNW’s photojournalist Michelle Siu because it’s different from the usual cheque presentation portrait. Rather than creating the typical photo that showcased people smiling while grabbing the giant cheque, the photographer made it interesting by capturing the emotion of the grand prize winner. January 30, 2014 7
  8. 8. May - City of Montreal  This is the winning photo of the "Montréal à l'œil" contest organized by the City of Montreal, Design Montreal, Tourism Montréal and Photoservice. To describe why I like this photo, allow me to quote the photo contest organizers, "This photo is remarkable for its quality, and on the integration of everyday life. The bus, the bench and the trees evoke the impact of these discrete elements on the quality of public spaces in our everyday life". Congratulations to Adrien Williams for capturing this beautiful urban scene! January 30, 2014 8
  9. 9. June - Scotiabank  Covering sporting events requires preparation and exceptional scouting skills to find ideal locations. Anticipating key moments is one of Jeff Vinnick’s strengths, one of CNW's own photographers. We asked him to cover the Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon. He came back with several stunning shots including this one, which was taken in the fraction of a second at the finish line. This image captured the victory, the emotion and the satisfaction of the winning runner, all in one shot. January 30, 2014
  10. 10. July - Unis pour Lac-Mégantic  This photo shows the town of Lac-Mégantic before the tragedy of July 6th 2013. Lac Mégantic is forever changed, but will never be forgotten. January 30, 2014 10
  11. 11. August - Greater Toronto Airports Authority  CNW’s photographer Shan Qiao was on the scene when international street performers surprised airport guests, as Toronto Pearson kicked off Scotiabank’s BuskerFest celebrations. In this image, Shan was able to capture the interaction of the artists with children. This shot captured the fascination towards these burkers, which offers non-stop fun to hundreds of amazed spectators. January 30, 2014 11
  12. 12. September - ArcticNet  To announce the decision to curtail a science expedition to assist the Transportation Safety Board of Canada following an accident involving a helicopter, ArticNet sent out this impressive photo of the icebreaker CCGS Amundsen in Northern Canada. January 30, 2014 12
  13. 13. October - Canada's Wonderland  Who’s afraid of clowns? Canada’s Wonderland used this photo to announce the return of its annual Halloween Haunt, which is Canada's largest Halloween event. A well-executed portrait of a psychotic clown representing the experience of horror, where your worst nightmares may come true. January 30, 2014 13
  14. 14. November - The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair  This is a different and very interesting perspective of the Royal Horse Show. The use of a wide angle lens brings you close to the action during a competition in which Beth Underhill took the runner-up spot in the Greenhawk Canadian Cup. This signaled the return to indoor competition for her horse Viggo following a near two-year hiatus. January 30, 2014 14
  15. 15. December - Canadian Olympic Committee  The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) launched its "We Are Winter" campaign by distributing this photo through CNW. This is COC’s most integrated, digitally enabled and largest brand undertaking in its history and calls upon Canada to rally behind Sochi-bound athletes. The highly stylized shots of the campaign make these images stand out through their visual appeal, which portray our athletes as superheroes while defining who we are as a country. Best of luck to all athletes in Sochi 2014! January 30, 2014 15
  16. 16. Who’s your pick? Let us know by voting now! January 30, 2014 16