Outdoor ed 9 photo contest

I sent Outdoor Education 9 students outside in April 2020, perhaps the most anti-photogenic month in recent history, and asked them to take photos for a contest in our class.  The comments I received from them often mentioned how unlikely it seemed at first to find anything photo-worthy, and  they also frequently commented how enjoyable it was to have their search rewarded with great experiences of beauty in the end.


It is true, at least to some degree, that we see what we look for.  It is good practice to intentionally look for the beauty in the midst of the drab grey of April.


OE9 Photo Contest Winners



First Place – 10 Points (by votes)

Slide #23 – Photographer: Matthew Bueckert

Title by Artist:  A True Sunflower



Second Place – 8 Points

Slide #20  Squirrel in branches

Photographer: Leland Makaroff

Title by Artist:  Time to Get Busy


Third Place – 7 Points

Slide 15 – Huge Sky Sunset

Photographer: Olivia Klassen

Title by Artist:  The Painted Sky



Fourth Place – 6 Points

Slide 13 Sunset Colours Through Forest

Photographer: Michael Ottenbreit

Title by Artist:  Untitled