Last night, winners of Scarborough’s New View Photo Contest were announced in a virtual awards ceremony co-hosted by Deputy Mayor Michael Thompson. The photo contest, in partnership with Scarborough Arts, received more than 3,700 entries from new and experienced photographers who captured photos of people, places and things in Scarborough.
The photo contest was led by Scarborough Arts with support from the City of Toronto, the Ontario Arts Council and XVXY Photo.
Winners were selected by a jury comprised of local Scarborough-based artists and photographers, Anique Jordan and Esmond Lee, and led by Toronto’s Photo Laureate, Michèle Pearson Clarke. Anthony Gebrehiwot, a noted photographer was the creative lead for the photo contest.
Scarborough’s New View Photo Contest Winners:
Details and announced winners, runner ups and honourable mentions are available at www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/history-art-culture/photo-laureate/, www.scarborougharts.com/anewview and https://scarboroughphoto.ca.
“I want to thank all of the residents who participated in this photo contest and a special congratulations to all the grand prize winners. This contest came to fruition out of a need to showcase the beautiful Scarborough area in our city. The photos that were submitted and chosen, represent a unique and bustling part of our city. I encourage people to view the photos and experience the community through photography which has helped capture this neighbourhood’s vibrancy and strength.”
– Mayor John Tory
“Congratulations to the New View photo contest winners whose moving photos uncovered often hidden places in Scarborough and captured special moments in the lives of our people. Their photos document for all time the compelling visual stories of day-to-day life in our community.”
– Deputy Mayor Michael Thompson (Scarborough Centre), Chair of the Economic and Community Development Committee
“The jury was thoroughly impressed by the quality of the entries for the Scarborough’s New View contest, and all the prize winners deserve to be extremely proud of their accomplishment. Congratulations to them, and thanks to everyone who took part.”
– Photo Laureate, Michèle Pearson Clarke
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