A unique Olympic-style competition, the World Photographic Cup is not only about shutter speeds and composition, it’s about the spirit of friendship with 31 countries participating in 2024. For Canada, the process began last summer, when image submissions came in from coast to coast, vying for one of the 30 precious spots on WPC Team Canada.
On January 29th, Team Canada 2024 members gathered virtually to watch the Top 10 announcement live from Louisville, KY. The enthusiasm was infectious as team members were rewarded for their artistry. For the seven photographers that earned Top 10 accolades there’s more than skill at stake, it’s a podium finish that they dream of, not just for personal glory but to hoist the Canadian flag high. Come April, Canada’s Top 10 images will take center stage in Dallas, Texas, USA. The vibrant cultural hub will play host as photographers from across the globe gather to celebrate the finest visual narratives. The Canadian entries, each a masterpiece in its own right, will be in contention for medals, with the ultimate goal of bringing home the prestigious World Photographic Cup.
“WPC is unlike any other photographic competition, the foundation is built on teamwork and the pride of representing your nation with your fellow creatives”
Canon Ambassador, and past WPC bronze medalist, Jacquie Matechuk has always embraced the challenge of capturing the unpredictable, guided by a longing to share the beauty of this world. In addition to being in the World Top 10, Jacquie’s wildlife image earned her a Best of Nation Award as the top scoring Canadian image in the competition.
They are called ‘Ghosts of the Forest’, maneuvering with deafening silence. They twist and contort through fields of towering pines, breaking free at last to hunt. They remain elusive, artfully hiding in plain sight. This large frame veiled in perfect camouflage, erupts to life with a target detected. But this brief moment… this is ours and ours alone. I’ll see you through the darkness and always remember.