Future photography stars awarded top prize

Future photography stars awarded top prize

Future photography stars awarded top prize 150 150 Paradigm PR

– TD and AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT) announce 2010 SNAP!Stars competition winners –

TORONTO (March 1, 2010) – Ten talented university student photographers achieve stardom as TD and the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT) announce the winners of the 2010 TD SNAP!Stars photo competition.

Photography and photo-based media students from 10 art institutions across Canada and the Northeastern United States were invited to submit digital images of their work. A jury comprised of industry professionals as well as faculty from each participating school chose 10 winners to receive a $1,500 cash prize from TD and the opportunity to display a selected print at the Live Auction for SNAP!, ACT’s annual photographic fundraiser in Toronto, on March 21, 2010.

“By participating in the SNAP! Live Auction, which draws more than 700 patrons each year, these student photographers will have their work exhibited alongside renowned photographers such as Joshua Jensen-Nagle, Beverly Owens and Yuriko Kubota,” says Scott Mullin, Vice-President, Government and Community Relations, TD Bank Financial Group. “TD congratulates this group of rising stars who are certain to be the future of photography in North America.”

2010 TD SNAP!Stars

Name Hometown School
Bryan Rubarth Halifax, NS Nova Scotia College of Art & Design (NSCAD)
Chandra Guthro Hanover, MA New England School of Photography (NESOP)
Alexander Brown Norwalk, CT Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD)
Jonas St. Michael Montreal, QC Concordia University
Athena Papadopoulos Toronto, ON University of British Columbia
Ana Kapodistria Toronto, ON Ryerson University
Brandon Titaro Oakville, ON Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD)
Dylan Hewlett Winnipeg, MB University of Manitoba
Derek Dix West Vancouver, BC Alberta College of Art & Design (ACAD)
Krista Bailie Chilliwack, BC Emily Carr University of Art & Design

“We are proud to invite these emerging photographers to showcase their work at SNAP!, one of our signature annual fundraising events,” says Hazelle Palmer, Executive Director of ACT. “In addition to the exposure offered to each of these artists, the funds raised through bidding on their work will go directly to programs and services for people living with, affected by and at risk for HIV/AIDS in our community.”


SNAP! is the AIDS Committee of Toronto’s (ACT) annual photographic fundraiser featuring a live auction of curated art, a silent auction, and photo competition. The event provides patrons with an opportunity to support ACT and add to their art collections. Both renowned and emerging artists showcase their work and this year’s event takes place on Sunday, March 21, 2010 at Toronto’s National Ballet School. All proceeds go to help support vital, free programs for those living with HIV/AIDS. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.snap-toronto.com.


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