2021-22 Year end awards

The PACN membership came through our second year of pandemic isolation with a fine showing of their talent and dedication. Please join us in congratulating this year’s award winners.

Images of the year

The images of the year are selected by the Board of Directors from the top five placements in all competitions. There are six runners-up and one “Image of the year”.

This year’s winners are:

Photographers of the year

Unlike the image categories, the photographers of the year are chosen strictly by the numbers. Members collect Photographer Of The Year (POTY) points by their participation and placement in competitions, evaluations, and outings. The top scoring member is crowned “Photographer of the year”.

This year’s winners are:

  • Photographer of the year – Wendy Holden (61 points)
  • First runner-up – Jim Spurgeon (54 points)
  • Second runner-up – Scott Powers 46 points)
  • Third runner-up – Ben Ripley (35 points)
  • Fourth runner-up – Gord Clarke (28 points)

Most improved photographer

This award is given to the member who has climbed the most in the POTY point ranking. This year’s winner is Sandra Cummings who climbed 9 steps over last year.

Bruce Carmody wildlife image of the year

This very special annual award is dedicated to PACN founding member, outstanding bird and wildlife photographer, and friend, Bruce Carmody. The winner of the award submitted the best wildlife or bird image of the year as chosen by the Board of Directors.

The winner of the prize this year is Jim Spurgeon with his wonderful capture of an Eastern Screech Owl.

Bruce Carmody Wildlife Image of the Year

Seven of Bruce’s wildlife prints have been generously donated by Bruce’s family to be given to the winners of the award. Jim receives Bruce’s “Red-necked Grebe Family”.