The City of Port Colborne announced the winners and finalists, on Thursday, July 9/2020, of the #PortColborneProud Photo Contest, the announcement delayed due to the pandemic.
“Online voting for the #PortColborneProud photo contest was open from Tuesday, Feb. 25 – Tuesday, Mar. 3. COVID-19 delayed the announcement of contest winners, but the pandemic has never dampened the pride Port Colborne residents have for their city,” a press release from the City of Port Colborne said.
Albert de Laat won first place in the Heritage, Arts and Culture category for his photo Outer Lighthouse. Sandy Marr won second place in the category for Public Art/Graffiti.
Nina Secord was the first-place winner in the Outdoor Adventure category with her photo called Welland Canal. Brandon Little took second place with his photo called Nickel Beach Surfers.
First-place winners won a total prize (combination of cash and gift cards) valued at approximately $500, second place winners received a total prize (combination of cash and gift cards) valued at approximately $250.
Finalists received a $25 gift card/voucher.
The finalists for the Heritage Arts and Culture category were: Karl Roberts for Port Museum, Brad Wood for Lighthouse at Sunset, and David Sutherland for Marine Industry.
The finalists for the Outdoor Adventure category were: Melanie Moore for Happy Girl, Marilyn Turner for Port Colborne Sunset, and Brian Klauck for Breakwall Fishing.
Originally, the wining and finalists’ photos were to be displayed at the Port Colborne Public Library and other sites around Port Colborne. Due to the current closures due to the pandemic, this has been postponed until a later date. Currently, they can be viewed on the City of Port Colborne website: http://portcolborne.ca/page/PortColborneProud
The contest was spearheaded by the Economic Development Department in partnership with the Port Colborne Public Library.