Winners of the 2015 Fishing the West Coast Photography Contest

41. "Rainy Inspection" by P. Perenack

“Rainy Inspection” by P. Perenack – Winner of the People’s Choice Award, which took place both online and on site at the Cannery

Submitted by Heidi Rampfl, Collections Manager

The Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society’s annual Fishing the West Coast Photography Contest aims not only to preserve the knowledge and the memory of the fishing industry as it is today, but also to invite the community to participate in a fun and engaging event. This year, in addition to asking the public to help choose a “People’s Choice” winner by voting for their favorite photographs both online and here at the site, we also invited a panel of three judges to decide on an overall “Best Photograph” winner.

Well, the votes are now in, and I am pleased to present our winners:

  • “2015 Best Photograph” chosen by our judges is “Hauling them on Board,” by Chelsey Ellis
  • “2015 People’s Choice” chosen by popular vote is “Rainy Inspection” by Pauline Perenack
8. "Hauling them onboard" by C. Ellis
“Hauling them onboard” by C. Ellis – Winner of the Judges Choice Award

Congratulations to our winners, and thank you to everyone who participated this year! All contest entries will remain on exhibit at the Cannery until April 3, 2016.

Want to know more about the contest? Have some suggestions for next year? We would love to hear from you! Please contact Heidi Rampfl, Collections Manager, at or 604-664-9007 with any of your questions or comments about the Photography Contest.

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