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"Splendor of 118Ave" Photo Display Contest

The Carrot Cafe (located at[masked] Ave) is an amazing non-profit community cafe that helps promote Art on the Ave and the revitalization of 118Ave. I am super excited to announce that The Carrot Cafe has generously offered to feature our photographs in their display window for the month of October, 2013! The theme of the display is "Splendor of 118 Ave".

Please read the Contest Rules Carefully:
1) All photos must be in Black & White, cropped to an 8x10 dimension.
2) Max 2 entries per PAID member
3) photos are taken within the months of June - Aug 2013
4) Photos must be taken along 118 Ave, between 97st-82st.
5) Please ensure that your original file has a resolution of 300dpi so that it can be enlarged to an 8x10 print. 

6) Post your photo to this album:


Contest Details:

Contest closes Aug. 31, then all members will vote for their favorite photos to narrow the entries down to the top 25. Then, a panel of judges from the Carrot Cafe will choose from this list of 25, their favorite 8 photos. These 8 photos will be hung in their display window for the month of October, whereby patrons of the Carrot Cafe will vote for their favorite photo. The photo with the most patron votes by the end of October will be declared the WINNER and win a gift certificate courtesy of the ShutterBugs!

We will host at least 1 meetup on 118Ave, but we encourage our members to visit the Ave on their own or with friends or other shutterbugs to get as many perspectives of the Avenue as possible!  The Carrot wants us to showcase everything that is unique and wonderful about 118Ave: the people, the culture, the archetecture, the many public events that are held there.

Please note: This contest is in support of 118Ave, so make sure to portray it in a positive light. The Organziers reserve the right to remove any photos we feel are not appropriate for this theme.



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  • Lois

    No kidding! I was not expecting this. A special thank you to the organizers, particularly Laurice and Sharon for all of their efforts, and to the Carrot Cafe for their involvement too. It was a fun project.

    2 · October 31, 2013

  • Kaye

    We are pleased to let everyone know that our involvement with the Carrot in support of the 118Ave Revitalization project was very much appreciated by the Carrot Cafe and received a lot of positive feedback from their patrons. Thank you to everyone who participated: you all did a super job, and helped support a wonderful community project.

    After counting all the votes, we are pleased to announce the WINNER: Lois for her photo of the Carrot Cafe exterior. Congratulations Lois, we have a $20 gift cert to the Carrot for you.

    Also, a very special thank you to Laurice and Sharon for all their hard work in getting the photos printed,matted, displayed, removed, counted votes, and pretty much everything else. It seems like a simple project, but wow, there was a lot of work involved...!

    1 · October 31, 2013

    • Ruth

      thanks so much to all the Admins for the outstanding work you have done. It is greatly appreciated! You all ROCK!

      October 31, 2013

  • Laurice B.

    There will be an open mike at the Carrot Café on Sat Oct 5th at 7:00p, where the window display at the Carrot Café will be introduced. Unfortunately Kaye and I cannot not attend but if you have the time drop by please do.

    The photos that are on display were picked by the 118 Arts on The Ave judges. Below is a list of the artists and congrats to all:

    From the Splendor on 118 Ave Meetup:
    #6 Emilia - Power Box Musical Mural
    #7 Bruce Patterson- Strong hands for a for a strong future. 118 Ave. Playground.
    #12 Lois - The Carrot
    #14 Laurice - Nina Haggerty Stollery Gallery
    #15 Laurice - Myhre's Music
    #16 Sharon - "We Believe in 118" Buggy
    #18 Shabeeb - Eskimo's Sports Mural
    #20 Kaye - window display at Nina Hagerty.

    From the Kaleido Festival:
    #4 Tracy Bedouin Beats
    #36 Emilia - Gallery Photo
    #83 Norman - Green Men
    #84 Norman - Band

    Thanks to all who participated to make this a success.
    Your organizing team.

    September 30, 2013

  • Kaye

    Thank you to the members who submitted their photos for this display contest! I've sent the album link to the judges at the Carrot. We should have the results in by Sept. 15. Please ensure that your files are ready in case they pick your photo! REMEMBER THAT THE ORIGINAL DIGITAL FILES MUST HAVE A 300dpi AND CROPPED IN AN 8x10 DIMENSION.

    September 6, 2013

  • Laurice B.

    We were not sure how many photos we would receive as the judging panel of 118 ave did not want to go through a 100 photos. We will submit all the images for the Carrot judging panel to review and pick. Once we hear from them we will be in contact with the individuals to supply high res photos cropped to 8X10 for display.
    The display will be set up for the month of Oct.

    1 · September 6, 2013

  • Zoltan T.

    What is the next step in this contest as the date has been reached and there are 21 photos? Does the carrot simply select 8 from the 21 without the need for a vote by the members?

    September 5, 2013

  • Anh (Andy) Hung N.

    May I know when is next meeting? Thank you

    September 1, 2013

    • Kaye

      please check the "upcoming meetups" link on the left hand side of the meetup page

      September 3, 2013

  • mike K.

    Anyone wish to get together sometime this long weekend and take some pictures down 118 ave?

    August 28, 2013

  • Zoltan T.

    Hello, new here but have a question. When you say "cropped to an 8x10 dimension", do you mean the ratio at any size? For example in pixels: 2400 x 3000 or 3200 x 4000 or 4000 x 5000 etc...I have a full frame camera and want to use as much image taken as possible.

    August 10, 2013

    • Zoltan T.

      Ok, thanks Mitch....think I got it!

      August 11, 2013

    • Kaye

      Hi Zoltan, the winning images will be printed as 8x10 size. Hope that helps.

      August 25, 2013

  • Leanne Prins D.

    Love The Carrot and 118th!

    June 18, 2013

  • Roxy H.

    Great idea. I just went to Google Earth to get some ideas for the area and there was not one photo in that entire stretch! I shot some good street stuff there in April but cannot post it for the competition:-( Let's fill in the Google Gap!

    1 · June 16, 2013

    • Kaye

      I tried googling it as well and like you said, there aren't many photos at all. So we thought: hey! We're a great photography group that loves to help the community so let's get out there and take as many photos as we can to help showcase this wonderfully unique community!

      June 16, 2013

  • Kaye

    Here is the the Carrot Website:

    Laurice and I have been there twice now to meet with the Carrot Organizers and it really is such a fun little cafe. It is completely volunteer run, and features great unique local artwork, along with handcrafted jewellery and other items. They have open mike nights and various workshops. Make sure to check them out!

    June 16, 2013

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