Photo Contest


We had a total of 24 photos submitted; 15 in the landscape category and 9 in the wildlife category. Professional photographer John Sylvester has once again volunteered to judge the contest and he has made his selections… congratulations to all the participants and thank you for your submissions! Here are the 1st place winners and honourable mentions…

1st Place WinnersDavid GladstoneTodd Newson
Honourable MentionValfaye ShafferLaura Lipnicki


Announcing the winners of our 2022 Photography Contest! Thank you to all who entered and to professional photographer John Sylvester for judging the contest; in his words, “it was a particularly strong group of images this year”.

We set a new record this year with 11 participants and 32 photo entries! With so many submissions, we decided to add a third category for bird photos.

And the winners are…
Wildlife: Red Fox by Maggie Nadeau
Landscape: Rackham’s Pond in Winter by Todd Newson
Birds: Great Blue Heron by David Gladstone

The three winners will receive a prize and have their photos featured in the County Line Courier and at the Winter Woodlot Tour.


Thank you to all those that submitted photos to our 2021 Photography Contest and to PEI professional photographer John Sylvester for judging the entries.

Nicole Murtagh won the Wildlife category with her photo of a Pine Warbler, a rare visitor to PEI.
Paula Gallant won the Landscape category with her capture of a snowy Wheatley River.


Thank you to all those who entered our 2016 Photo Contest!

Rianna Teeuwissen won the 13-18 Age Category. She is 16 and in grade 11. When asked what she enjoys about photography, she said it is “the chance to capture nature, or the personality of the subject. God’s design and nature are always perfect.”  This photograph was taken in a field near her home in Fredericton, PE.

Ken Dowling won the 19 & Up Age Category. He and his wife moved to Wheatley River in 2012.  Ken took the Holland College Photography Course and also worked as a darkroom technician for the Council of Maritime Premiers Mapping and Surveys Division.  He enjoys photography a great deal and took this photo from the Wheatley River Bridge on October 12th.