World Photographic Cup / Awards
The World Photographic Cup is a competition in which a team of photographers represent their home country. This one of a kind international team competition features the best photographic art from around the world.
Nations across the globe, including Canada, meticulously curate their countries images to create a collection of 18 amazing images to enter in the World Photographic Cup. For Team Canada, the gruelling process began last summer, when submissions came in from coast to coast, vying for only 3 precious spots in each of the six categories.
The final 18 images went on to represent Canada at the World Photographic Cup. Of those a select few may make it to Top 10 in the World and have an opportunity to reach the WPC podium with individual Gold, Silver, or Bronze medals. Then depending on their final ranking, these images have a chance to help Team Canada win the World Photographic Cup!
Every photographer on Team Canada is excited to celebrate our Canadian medallists, and we thank them for propelling Canada on to the world photographic stage.
“I am thrilled with the win and will be celebrating tonight but tomorrow, like the athletes I shoot, its back to work – hungry, staying focused: wins don’t come easy.”
2014 Gold Medalist / Dave Holland
A strong performance by Canada at the World Photographic Cup award ceremony in Phoenix, Arizona had two photographers reach the podium.
Dave Holland, from Calgary, won a gold medal in the reportage category for his dramatic action shot of a skier at the FIS Lake Louise World Cup Super G race in 2012.
The image ‘Crush It’ is a fully manual photograph taken with fixed focus and fixed exposure in changing conditions.
The inaugural photographic competition attracted entries from 22 countries and judging began in November. Canada can now boast it has some of the top photographic images in the world.