Hope photographer Dennis Conrad Cronk captured this image during the Abbotsford International Airshow Aug. 9-11. Cronk is among dozens of photographers that competed in an amateur photography contest hosted by Black Press over the weekend.

Hope photographer Dennis Conrad Cronk captured this image during the Abbotsford International Airshow Aug. 9-11. Cronk is among dozens of photographers that competed in an amateur photography contest hosted by Black Press over the weekend.

Hope photographer competes at Abbotsford International Airshow

Over $2,000 in prizes up for grabs in amateur photographer contest

Amateur photographers from across the province spent the weekend competing for over $2,000 in prizes and the title of this year’s amateur photographer of the year.

Over 70 contest finalists gathered at the 51st annual Abbotsford International Airshow to snap their best shots, including Hope’s very own Dennis Conrad Cronk.

This year’s event featured a salute to the Royal Canadian Air Force which first came to Abbotsford 70 years ago.

Along with the popular static display, the show featured flying performances by the Canadian Forces Snowbirds demonstration team, the CF-18 Hornets demo team, the Skyhawks (Canada’s parachute team), civilian performers, aerobatic flying and a crowd-pleasing jet car.

Finalists submitted photos in three categories: best in-air photograph, best ground/static scene, and best crowd scene.

The contest is sponsored by London Drugs, Black Press and the Abbotsford International Airshow. Results will be announced at the end of August.

To see the entries, visit the photo contest page at www.flickr.com/photos/myabbynews/sets/72157634988005125/