Grand Prize Winner

Photo Submission Date Name Community Category
October 19, 2021 10:10 PM Romel Bermudo Brandon Reconciliation
Caption:
Seeing the Maple Leaf resembles that we are one, we are equal, we are one nation.
Judges Comments:
  1. The photo perfectly represents its' message. Beautiful work.
  2. This was one of my many favourites of this contest. It was not easy to choose. Like I said before, this photo is so powerful and could speak volumes about reconciliation.
  3. This one was the highest score for a reason. At first glance it appeared to be a first nations person holding the maple leaf - which resembles Canada. I felt that the leaf changing color meant change for Canada is coming.

Category Winners

Photo Submission Date Name Community Category
February 2, 2021 11:37 AM Ryan Jennings World.photograph.20 Art, Culture & Language
Caption:
To me this photo shows me growth, goals, dreams once you are ready to finally spread your wings and fly itís like me working on my dreams and it being accomplished Iím so very proud of myself and my path and that is how I see this photo
Judges Comments:
  1. I really enjoyed the originality of the picture and the message behind it. - "Fly your wings"
  2. A very unique shot.
October 10, 2021 07:27 PM Brenda Morrisseau Sagkeeng First Nation Community Development
Caption:
An outdoor stage.
Judges Comments:
  1. I thought this moment, the photographer captured, was great. Capturing the rising sun hitting the stage as well as all of the bright colours involved.
  2. Interesting design.
February 2, 2021 06:37 PM E Gordon McGillivary Tataskweyak Cree Nation - Split Lake, MB Community Safety
Caption:
There was bush fire on the outskirts of the community and I took photos of our local volunteer fire department battling the small blaze. I was so impressed with how well they worked together as a team to put out the fire. No one was injured.
Judges Comments:
  1. I enjoyed how the photographer captured the bravery of the firefighters.
  2. Very inspirational.
October 19, 2021 09:55 PM Romel Bermudo Brandon Economic Development
Caption:
I went to manitoba and Saskatchewan border to see this gigantic windmill. But with all of the Smoke coming from wildfires. Everything was like hazy. That's why i decided to take this shoot as black and white.
Judges Comments:
  1. This was also a good photo; I liked the black and white.
  2. The black and white was a good choice. It highlights the windmill.
February 5, 2021 04:45 PM Courtney Courtney Dumas Leaf Rapids Education and Employment
Caption:
Sunset over the Churchill River. Churchill River is an important source to first nations communities and has history from many traditional territory, stories, Traplines, and the beginning of the fur trade. This river has played a role that changed first nations lives by letting the settlers come into the lands.
Judges Comments:
  1. I thought this was a great photo and I liked the different ranges of red involved.
  2. The black against the intense red is moving, and a beautiful portrayal of your inspiration.
February 5, 2021 11:27 AM Nuno Pereira Thompson Environment and Lands
Caption:
A unique look at Pisew Falls. The roar of the falls and the mist of the water only feet away from my face. It was an amazing moment that I hope I captured in this image.
Judges Comments:
  1. One of my favourite photos in this contest, the originality and uniqueness behind this photo is amazing.
  2. The time of day, angle, and position chosen clearly reflects an artistic eye.
October 17, 2021 06:46 PM Jeanelle Daniels The Pas Governance and Capacity Development
Caption:
This was taken in The Pas, Mb by the Bignell Bridge just over the Saskatchewan River in the early morning of September.
Judges Comments:
  1. Another one of my favourites, I liked how the photographer caught this moment.
  2. The way the landscape settles subtly behind the grass brings the whole photo together.
February 2, 2021 06:14 PM E Gordon McGillivary Tataskweyak Cree Nation - Split Lake, MB Health and Healing
Caption:
I took this photo at the powwow in Sioux Valley First Nation one summer. I noticed this little girl following the elders and captured her on the second time around.
Judges Comments:
  1. I thought this photo really showed the strength and character that Indigenous People pass down to the next generation.
  2. Beautiful shot that captures the beauty of youth and wisdom.
October 19, 2021 09:59 PM Romel Bermudo Brandon Infrastructure
Caption:
My friends and I went for a fishing plus a picture taking for maternity. But then this beautiful Hydro plant got my attention. A bridge in foreground and hydro plant in background.
Judges Comments:
  1. I liked the evening setting the photographer captured here.
  2. The birds, the factory in the far distance, the water reflection, the warm colours, the immaculate quality -- a beautiful photo.
October 19, 2021 10:10 PM Romel Bermudo Brandon Reconciliation
Caption:
Seeing the Maple Leaf resembles that we are one, we are equal, we are one nation.
Judges Comments:
  1. Another one of my favourites, I thought this picture could speak volumes about reconciliation.
  2. I love the way the leaf is emphasized against the darkened and blurry background.
July 8, 2021 11:19 AM Fulvio Calogiuri Winnipeg Youth
Caption:
This picture is showing the strength and energy youth can have even with all the pandemic restrictions in place.
Judges Comments:
  1. I liked the moment the photographer captured of the kid having fun.
  2. An original shot, with great quality.

Photo Contest Submissions

Photo Submission Date Name Community Category
September 24, 2021 05:42 PM Brenda Morrisseau sagkeeng First Nation Art Culture & Language
Caption:
Taken in the fall while strolling with Lucas at the Brokenhead Wetland trail. It has Anicinabe mowin description throughout the walk.
October 10, 2021 07:39 PM Brenda Morrisseau Sagkeeng First Nation Art Culture & Language
Caption:
Sagkeeng powwow site.
February 2, 2021 06:08 PM E Gordon McGillivary Tataskweyak Cree Nation - Split Lake, MB Art Culture & Language
Caption:
This is our school field where we set up our base for the national cree gathering in 2012. We held workshops in various topics of traditional teachings, culture, language and spirituality for our youth and surrounding communities over the week.
February 2, 2021 04:45 PM Aimee Bruyere Winnipeg Art Culture & Language
Caption:
I took this picture at a beach celebrating my dads birthday. I took it in black and white as I do with most of the photos I take.
February 4, 2021 11:23 PM Catherine Smith Winnipeg Art Culture & Language
Caption:
On a date with my boyfriend I took this picture on my cellphone. I had to take the picture, was so beautiful to see. I have loved taking pictures since I've been a kid, I have never been taught how to take pics, I just take them. Being out in nature is where I find peace, and my mind is happy.
September 17, 2021 11:29 PM Renata Meconse Winnipeg Art Culture & Language
Caption:
This photo I took of my daughter Ava in her new jingle dress, it was her first time dancing in it and she was so excited and proud to wear it. I was so happy for her. I felt like this photo captures a young person growing in their identity and culture. It also evokes a sense of a Young, strong Indigenous female. She is in Ojibway Immersion and hopes to become a great dancer.
February 1, 2021 10:52 AM Tweet Ballantyne Moose Lake Manitoba Community Development
Caption:
Roadblocking picture
September 26, 2021 12:51 PM Brenda Morrisseau Sagkeeng Community Development
Caption:
Still room for nature. Itís a beaver damn in the community.
September 26, 2021 03:39 PM Brenda Morrisseau Sagkeeng First Nation Community Development
Caption:
Sagkeeng Park and track.
October 13, 2021 05:21 PM Brenda Morrisseau Sagkeeng First Nation Community Development
Caption:
Lit Sagkeeng Fun Hill for sliding
October 13, 2021 05:33 PM Brenda Morrisseau Sagkeeng First Nation Community Development
Caption:
Sagkeeng playground and arena. Kids playing and getting ready for hockey season.
February 5, 2021 09:28 AM Courtney Law Brandon Environment & Lands
Caption:
This photo was captured east of Brandon, on a backroad. The sun dogs were incredibly huge. Photo captured by iPhone XR.
October 19, 2021 09:47 PM Romel Bermudo Brandon Environment & Lands
Caption:
I decided to have a short ride to clearlake from brandon, with my cool scooter and my scary predator helmet. It is a tiring ride since i am riding a smaller motorcycle.. But when i saw this beautiful landscape. Felt relieved.
October 19, 2021 09:51 PM romel bermudo Brandon Environment & Lands
Caption:
Before i got hooked to Photography. It was first like a hobby. Playing around colors and sharing them to brandon community after.
October 19, 2021 10:07 PM romel bermudo Brandon Environment & Lands
Caption:
Being new comer i was really like to explore Canada (Manitoba) when i came to Canada i never had an experience in photography nor never had a camera before. But how can i not learn photography if you seeing beautiful landscapes and nature
November 10, 2021 06:04 AM Pamela Watson Eriksdale Environment & Lands
Caption:
I went to try and find my self in another province at a resort located on Shuswap Indian reserve this past month, I always showed up to work early and on this very morning I found these deer so peaceful and I knew I was in the right place to find myself.
February 3, 2021 06:28 AM Micah Henderson Flin Flon Environment & Lands
Caption:
Clearwater Lake Provincial Park
September 14, 2021 07:22 PM Crystal Courchene Fortalexander Environment & Lands
Caption:
Beautiful stars in the night in my beautiful community.
February 12, 2021 03:19 PM Lucy Lundgren Glenora Environment & Lands
Caption:
Beautiful sunset on the farm
February 3, 2021 09:52 AM rosalie nasikapow Grand Rapids Environment & Lands
Caption:
taken after a storm. looked so Peaceful i had to capture the moment. taking pictures gives me a sense of freedom that i cant get any where else.
Photo Submission Date Name Community Category
November 6, 2021 06:41 PM Bruce Maguire Lac Brochet Environment & Lands
Caption:
This photo was taken in Manitobas indigenous community of Lac Brochet Manitoba. It includes the Aurora Borealis with the big dipper in the background.
March 18, 2021 04:58 PM Marilyn Anderson Melita Environment & Lands
Caption:
Photo taken at Lake St George in front of our cabin. This is in the Interlake, north of Fisher Branch. Our friend stopping over for a visit.
August 30, 2021 06:24 PM Allison Simpson Neepawa Environment & Lands
Caption:
Beach sunset on Vermillion Lake, On. Taken August 28th while we were having a beach campfire.
November 11, 2021 05:50 AM Joe partridge Opaskwayak Environment & Lands
Caption:
Going home after a work week in Marcel Colomb First Nation
February 1, 2021 09:46 AM Lindsay Lathlin Opaskwayak cree nation Environment & Lands
Caption:
This was taken when I was fishing with my cousin and her kiddies in my reserve of opaskwayak cree nation on Saskatchewan river.
November 9, 2021 10:29 AM Peggy Lathlin Opaskwayak Cree Nation Environment & Lands
Caption:
Decided to stop by at the very last minute to get this stunning sunset of the Saskatchewan River. Taken on November 8, 2021.
September 22, 2021 11:22 AM Kaitie Malyon Portage la prairie Environment & Lands
Caption:
Full moon and details on election night. Beautiful clear sky
February 4, 2021 12:48 PM Deb Hartle R.M. of Rockwood Environment & Lands
Caption:
sunrise captured between 2 trees
September 24, 2021 09:51 AM Brenda Morrisseau Sagkeeng First Nation Environment & Lands
Caption:
Taken by Black River First Nation on my way home from work. I was drawn to the beautiful fall colours for its peaceful atmosphere.
September 26, 2021 01:00 PM Brenda Morrisseau Sagkeeng First Nation Environment & Lands
Caption:
Just because they are beautiful.
September 26, 2021 06:53 PM Brenda Morrisseau Sagkeeng First Nation Environment & Lands
Caption:
Plants are important to Anicinabe because they hold spiritually and healing properties.
September 26, 2021 06:57 PM Brenda Morrisseau Sagkeeng First Nation Environment & Lands
Caption:
The creek at the end of the community.
October 4, 2021 07:44 PM Brenda Morrisseau Sagkeeng First Nation Environment & Lands
Caption:
Grass field with double rainbow on highway 59 provincial trunk road.
October 10, 2021 07:41 PM Brenda Morrisseau Sagkeeng First Nation Environment & Lands
Caption:
View from the Sagkeeng Band Office.
October 10, 2021 07:49 PM Brenda Morrisseau Sagkeeng First Nation Environment & Lands
Caption:
Trees holding eagles along the River side.
May 21, 2021 08:51 AM Bill Bowman Selkirk Manitoba Environment & Lands
Caption:
A pair of Blue Jays roosting on their nest in our yard
September 16, 2021 07:41 AM Sandy Clipping Tadoule Lake Environment & Lands
Caption:
The sun set after fishing in Tadoule Lake
September 17, 2021 09:50 PM Elvis G McGillivary Tataskweyak Cree Nation Environment & Lands
Caption:
The northern lights reflecting off the lake are what I wanted to capture
February 2, 2021 06:29 PM E Gordon McGillivary Tataskweyak Cree Nation - Split Lake, MB Environment & Lands
Caption:
The photo is called a 'frame within a frame'. The foreground is the remains of an old yorkboat along the shoreline with the ferry in the background. This depicts a historical view of the old and new modes of travel along the waterways of Northern Manitoba.
February 1, 2021 09:36 AM Carlo Nabess The pas Environment & Lands
Caption:
Taken from the train tracks, this is the Churchill River about 12 miles southeast of pukatawagon
Photo Submission Date Name Community Category
March 4, 2021 04:21 AM Maryann Dorion The pas mb Environment & Lands
Caption:
Rickey lake east sore boat launch
February 2, 2021 11:25 AM Emerald McKay Thompson Environment & Lands
Caption:
I love taking photos at Pisew Falls Provincial Park. Why? There is a never ending ebb and flow, the true definition of Environment & Lands. Each year the falls proves that it can flow and form structures; formulating new paths by flowing in whatever direction it wants to. Even slowly cutting into the land and molding rocks over time. That is the power of water and nature. This picture was taken with iPhone XR
June 16, 2021 08:32 AM Amy Hazelwood Thompson Environment & Lands
Caption:
The northern lights come out near Sasagiu rapids, northern MB on labour day weekend, 2019, just after the sun has set. The orange that can be seen on the horizon is the very last of the sunset, barely visible to the naked eye, brought out through the camera's long exposure.
February 2, 2021 09:55 PM Nicole Harper Wasagamack Environment & Lands
Caption:
Cold snowy night in my community of wasagamack
November 10, 2021 12:57 PM Mya Kaminsky West Pine Ridge Environment & Lands
Caption:
Taken right here in Manitoba.
November 11, 2021 08:08 PM Summer Kaminsky West Pine Ridge Environment & Lands
Caption:
Fall day at Grand Beach
November 1, 2021 01:48 PM Davis Penner Winkler Environment & Lands
Caption:
My girlfriend and I took a drive to Riding Mountain earlier this year in hopes of seeing some wild life. Neither of had ever seen a great grey owl before (the provincial bird) and we were incredibly lucky to spot this one with an amazing backdrop! It was a trip we won't soon forget!
July 25, 2021 10:07 PM Emily Dueck Winnipeg Environment & Lands
Caption:
Taken at Otter Falls campground on July 24 2021 at dusk with my iphone. Pictured: Margaret Lake, evergreen trees, people canoeing at sunset. <br /><br /> This picture captures the beauty of Manitobaís natural environment and is a reminder that we need to protect it if we want to continue enjoying it in the future.
September 10, 2021 10:50 AM Tina August Winnipeg Environment & Lands
Caption:
This photo was taken at the Pine Dock Hidden Caves. If fairies exist, they certainly would live here with the rocky beach, thick forest and spongy moss covering the floor of the woods and caverns.
September 18, 2021 05:49 AM Laura Hilton Winnipeg Environment & Lands
Caption:
A picture of a leak with the reflection of the trees in the water
September 20, 2021 12:04 PM Norman Oakley Winnipeg Environment & Lands
Caption:
Sunflower with Leaf in background
September 23, 2021 08:09 PM Liam Vincent Yes Environment & Lands
Caption:
Taken by Liam, aged 13. <br /> On our drive back to Winnipeg, my family and I witnessed a beautiful Manitoba sunset and I had to take a pic!
August 24, 2021 10:28 PM Ginger Mclean Earl grey Governance & Capacity Development
Caption:
Hereís is a perfect picture of our legislative building at night beautiful and lite up nicely.
May 12, 2021 07:52 PM Marie Kowalchuk Gilbert Plains Health & Healing
Caption:
Night at the river side , fetching sticks , making ripples , and chasing the sun set
February 5, 2021 07:55 AM David Felix Jackhead F.N Health & Healing
Caption:
Cool fall evening
October 26, 2021 12:47 PM Shelley Bevz Peguis First Nation Health & Healing
Caption:
Manitoba HR Museum and CN with city in the backdrop. One of the most beautiful places in Winnipeg
September 26, 2021 12:54 PM Brenda Morrisseau Sagkeeng First Nation Health & Healing
Caption:
In the back yard, used to make chokecherry jelly.
October 10, 2021 07:33 PM Brenda Morrisseau Sagkeeng First Nation Health & Healing
Caption:
Fall flower on a foggy day.
October 13, 2021 05:41 PM Brenda Morrisseau Sagkeeng First Nation Health & Healing
Caption:
Sagkeeng track in the park.
October 19, 2021 08:51 AM Brenda Morrisseau Sagkeeng First Nation Health & Healing
Caption:
A circle of public benches for outdoor ceremonies.
Photo Submission Date Name Community Category
October 10, 2021 07:36 PM Brenda Morrisseau Sagkeeng First Natuon Health & Healing
Caption:
Catholic Church altar for Thanksgiving
October 3, 2021 08:39 PM Charith Wijerathne Student Health & Healing
Caption:
I took this photo on the bridge located at Pembina Highway. Although, the weather seems not to supporting these elders, they wanted to keep themselves healthy and active by running in a misty cold evening. As Manitoba winter hits peaks in every year, People need to go out and enjoy regardless of the weather conditions. <br /><br /><br />
November 8, 2021 09:23 AM Brenda Morrisseau Sagkeeng Infrastructure
Caption:
Rip rap along Winnipeg river in Sagkeeng.
October 4, 2021 07:47 PM Brenda Morrisseau Sagkeeng First Nation Infrastructure
Caption:
Home sweet home in Sagkeeng, a smokey and foggy day one warm October day.
May 14, 2021 04:54 PM Krista Boryskavich Winnipeg Infrastructure
Caption:
Nature (birch trees) overtaking the Pinawa Dam structure
September 26, 2021 12:46 PM Brenda Morrisseau Sagkeeng First Nation Reconciliation
Caption:
Sun dogs in January taken at the RC grave yard.
October 13, 2021 05:29 PM Brenda Morrisseau Sagkeeng First Nation Reconciliation
Caption:
At Sagkeeng RC church yard build and planned by parishioners.
September 14, 2021 07:27 PM Crystal Courchene Fortalxender First Nation Youth
Caption:
My 5 year old daughter and a beautiful sunset.
September 10, 2021 07:51 PM Tyler Gompf Grand Marais Youth
Caption:
Ending a day at the beach , sun was setting my daughter ran and jumped across the sand. This was the result.
February 7, 2021 09:39 PM Ruby Boubard Sagkeeng First Nation Youth
Caption:
My granddaughter wanted to try tossing hot boiling water on a very cold day and this is the result. Weather outside at time of photo was -29 but felt like -32
September 24, 2021 04:25 PM Danielle Somack Starbuck Youth
Caption:
This photo depicts my two amazing friends enjoying each other's company.
February 2, 2021 06:24 PM E Gordon McGillivary Tataskweyak Cree Nation - Split Lake, MB Youth
Caption:
This photo was taken at our annual traditional foods gathering hosted by the school. They bring together the elders and youth to learn about traditional teachings and preparing various meals; goose, moosemeat, fish and bannock throughout the week. These three young boys were running about in the camp causing mischief and their grandmother called them over to help her cook. I was amazed at how they respected her and sat quietly helping.
February 1, 2021 02:50 PM Raylene Blonski Winnipeg Youth
Caption:
it is a white tailed deer running with all itís legs off the ground
February 2, 2021 11:46 AM Kristy Stephens Winnipeg Youth
Caption:
Sands of time and change at sunset beach
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