#905 OttawaGatineauLove Photo Contest

Photo Contest Update!!
We are starting to make room at the studio for the (trumpets blare) Media and Celebrity “Why I love Ottawa / Gatineau” Photo Contest to support the Ottawa Food Bank.

The celebrity media photos are FUN! I was happy with the photos from contestants.

Exhibition and Auction
Want to see the celebrity and media photos?
 You’ll have to visit exhibition and auction raising money for the Ottawa Food Bank:

Ottawa Studio Works
160 Preston St. (between Gladstone and Somerset)

Saturday, February 23rd
Noon to 8:30pm.

Auction and “People’s Choice Ballot” runs until 7pm.
Presentation at 8pm

Reasons to visit the exhibition and auction:
• meet some celebrities
• see some artwork
• buy some artwork!
• support the Ottawa Food Bank!
• Bid on other prizes from sponsors!

Public Photo Contest
The public photo contest is roaring along with many fabulous entries – and a race for most votes that wins a spot in the exhibition with the celebrities! Enter and/or VOTE by clicking on the camera symbol.

Visit the Facebook event page.

Follow #ottgatlove on twitter!

Thanks to Sponsors!
Celebrity photos are getting printed & mounted by sponsors (thanks ArtopixDaveAndrews.ca and Patrick Gordon Framing.)
Ottawa Gatineau photo contest

Ottawa Gatineau photo contest

#898 Ottawa Celebrity, Media (and Public) Photo Contest Launched

It’s time to get clicking!

On Sunday we launched the Celebrity, Media (and Public) Photo Contest to raise funds for the Ottawa Food Bank. The event took place at Patrick Gordon Framing (thanks Patrick!)

Ottawa photo contest and presentation

Ottawa photo course - photo contest launch!

The theme is “Why I love Ottawa Gatineau.”

Ottawa celebrities, media and public arrived to pick up their packages and listen to our presentation of top photo tips to help them succeed in the contest and, really, help raise awareness and funds for the Ottawa Food Bank.

Ottawa photo contest launch

Ottawa photo contest launch - Mayor Jim Watson

After the photo tips Allison Burnett, Professor of a digital marketing course (“Marketing: New Tools & Approaches“) at Carleton University, introduced the public photo contest that will run alongside the celebrity challenge.

Allison Burnett - digital media professor

Allison Burnett - digital media professor

Anyone can enter online (via Facebook) and can also vote or ‘like’ their favourite photos. The photo with the most likes wins a spot at the final exhibition alongside the celebrity and media photos at Ottawa Studio Works on February 23rd. All photos in the exhibition will be auctioned off to raise funds for the Ottawa Food Bank.

Ottawa photo contest launch

Ottawa photo contest launch - CBC Radio One Host of 'All in a Day' interviews competing photo contestant Danielle Donders - Danigirl.ca blogger.

To enter the contest visit and like this page:
… and click on the camera symbol to vote or upload photos.

Enter often.
And tell your friends.

You have until February 16th to enter!!

Also, follow the fun on twitter using the contest’s hashtag – #OttGatLove

A big, BIG thank-you to Morina Reece, photo course and ProProgram Graduate and  for providing the photography for the event!!

Ottawa photo contest launch

Ottawa photo contestants from left Mayor Jim Watson, Sandy Sharkey (BobFM Radio co-host), Peter Tilley (Executive Director - Ottawa Food Bank), Ian Black (CBC climatologist)

Ottawa photo contest launch

Low Down News reporters Lucy Scholey and Trevor Greenway (photo contestant) discussing photo strategy.

#806 Blog Review – Music Photography Show

We’ve been tweeting, posting and yelling about the Music Photo Exhibition at the photo studio this past weekend.

People kept coming to see the work from 8 fine photographers (see the show posting for bios and photos.) Our event ran at the same time as Italian Week festivities right out the studio door.

So, it was so busy and fun that I, erm, didn’t get around to taking any photos – oops. Thanks to one of the guests for the photo below.

The event brought a lot of attention – so much so that it looks like this will have to be an annual event – stay tuned for a call for artwork and details next winter/spring.

We plan to have some open doors in the next month or so to welcome people into the show.

Thanks to everybody for contributions!

music photo exhibit

guest photo - music photo exhibit