Following my internship at the Powell River Peak in 2008, my publisher entered a photograph of mine that she had run on the front page of the paper into a couple of well-regarded contests.

My photo won bronze for the BC and Yukon Community Newspaper Association's Bell Ma Murray Community Newspaper Award for best sports photo, in the category of papers with a circulation of less than 25,000.

At the BCYCNA Vancouver gala, I was informed that I had also been entered into the same contest with the Canadian Community Newspaper Association, where the photo won second for best sports photo in the category for papers with a circulation of 4000 to 12499!

I was third in BC, but second in Canada for the same photo! It's exciting stuff.

Kevan Robitaille on a 5.12 c called Skeletons of Society at Higgyland in Powell River BC. Summer 2008.  Published Sept 10, 2008, front page of Powell River Peak.