Freya Rasmussen, a local designer and photographer is one of the finalists. The other is retired railroader George Hopkins.
A news release from the CBT said The Show Us Your Basin photo contest, which closed earlier this month, received nearly 1,000 images from residents across the Basin. These images have been narrowed down by a selection committee and now CBT wants residents to choose the winning photo.
“CBT sincerely thanks all residents who showed us the many great angles, views and stunning locations of our region,” Neil Muth, CBT
President and CEO said in the statement. “Many of the photos were submitted with comments about what the Basin means to them. These comments were incredibly thoughtful and a true reminder that we live in a very special place that is worth protecting, fostering and strengthening. CBT is honoured to be a part of this Basin.”
The top ten finalists are:
- Brad Smiley, Cranbrook
- Douglas Noblet, Nelson
- Freya Rasmussen, Revelstoke
- Gail Spitler, Kaslo
- George Hopkins, Revelstoke
- Kathy Howard, South Slocan
- Laurie Sittler, Nelson
- Liliane L’Archer, Cranbrook
- Rob Wyatt, Montrose
- Sanne van der Ros, Golden
Five prizes will be awarded in the contest. The grand prize is a basket of items and services worth $500. The first runner-up prize is a basket worth worth $250. And there are three prizes for honourable mention — CBT jackets valued at $50 each. In addition each of the ten finalists will receive a custom framed copy of their photo.
The winning photos will also be used on the CBT’s website, in publications, advertising and more, the statement said.
Here are the images Hopkins and Rasmussen made: