2018 Contest

2018 Contest

On 28 November, Canadian Morale and Welfare Services (CFMWS) hosted the 51st Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Imagery Contest Awards Ceremony at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.

The 2018 CAF Imagery Contest Photography committees received a total of 1,418 entries from 259 participants. The Video committee received a total of 72 entries from 44 participants.

The two-day judging for photography took place on October 10th and 11th, 2018, and the one day video judging session took place in October.

We would like to thank all participants and congratulate all the winners for making this year's contest another successful event.

“Photographs and Videos share our story with Canadians; they connect us to operations and our military life and are a reflection of our lived experience.” - Director General Morale and Welfare Services, Cmdre Sean N. Cantelon

Major Awards
Photographer of the Year - Novice:  Cpl Morgan LeBlanc 
Photographer of the Year - Advanced:  Cpl Albert Law

Video Awards

First Place – Novice classification - Actuality: Avr Belina Hooper
First Place – Advanced classification - Social Media Video: Mr Doug Rotar, MCpl Kurt Visser, Mr Patrick Edwards and MCpl Andrew Wesley
First Place – Advanced Actuality: Maj Maciej Hatta

The recipients of the following awards were announced at the award ceremony on November 28th at the beautiful LeBreton Gallery in the Canadian War Museum :
  • Patron’s award: Cpl Nicolas Alonso
  • Military Photographer of the Year award: LS Daniel Bard
  • Best in Show – Novice: Gisele Amow
  • Best in Show – Advanced: MCpl Jennifer Kusche
Results from each category can be found in the attached lists (Novice and Advanced) and all the winning photos are available below.

Photo Gallery 2018