The following are the Winners of the Bondar Challenge program held at summer camps across Canada in 2017. These images may be featured in the Foundation’s Travelling Exhibition and Learning Experience at selected venues in Canada and internationally.
Congratulations to all participants. Please click on a photo to see enlarged view.
The award winning images presented below have been arranged by participating camps and GEM card categories, which reflect the degree of difficulty in completing one of the four levels of the Bondar Challenge.
A quick link to a specific summer camp with its winning images is available from the links in this Table of Contents:
Summer Camps with Winning Images
Centauri Summer Camp
Girl Guide Doe Lake Camp
Girl Guide Ma-Kee-Wa Camp
Red Pine Camp
Strathcona Wilderness Camp
YMCA Camp Kanannaq
YWCA Camp Tapawingo
First place Ruby: “O’Canada” by Isabella Pavan, Age 12.
Second place Ruby: “Nature” by Blake Rawlyk, Age 10.
Third place Ruby: “The Rocks” by Gabe Peterson McIntyre, Age 12.
Runner-up Ruby: “It’s A Bird” by Kali Puderak, Age 11.
First place Diamond: “Emotional River” by Brooklyn Devlin, Age 10.
First place Sapphire: “View Level” by Xariah Fleary, Age 13.
Honourable Mentions Ruby are:
“Hungry Deer” by Evan Drezet, Age 10 and “Nature” by Miheret Lamb, Age 12.
Honourable Mentions Diamond are:
“Mountain Splash” by Emma Raithby, Age 11 and “Crab Fins” by Michael Dunphy, Age 13.
Each of the following entries contains an Artist’s Statement from the photographer.
First place Diamond: “Resting” by Samara Mikaluk, Age 12.
First place Ruby: “Damaged Beauty” by Rayne Dzioba, Age 12.
First place Sapphire: “Just Bee-Cause” by Markus Henze, Age 13.
Honourable Mention Sapphire: “Closet Monster” by Keegan Arndt, Age 13.
First place Diamond: “Water On A Leaf” by Charlotte Baader, Age 11.
First place Ruby: “Coral Of The Woods” by Johanna Stockli, Age 11.
GIRL GUIDE CAMP MA-KEE-WA
First place Ruby: “Untitled” by Rowan Gatensby, Age 13.
Second place Ruby: “Summer Sunset” by Arianna Dowds, Age 12.
First place Ruby: “Frog” by Joshua Bearg.
First place Emerald: “Untitled” by Abi Franceschetti, Age 13.
First place Ruby: “Bark” by Edward O’Neill, Age 12.
Second place Ruby: “Fleurs” by Mathéo Girouard, Age 10.
First place Sapphire: “Pitter, Patter, Pattern” by Claire Schouela, Age 9.
Second place Sapphire: “Tree Turns To Log” by Kathryn Nicol, Age 15.
First place Ruby: “Water Grass And Sky” by Bryn Maguire, Age 9.
First place Ruby: “Untitled” by A. Skeggs.
Second place Ruby: “Untitled” by M. Maclean
First place Emerald: “Drifting Daisy” by Jemma Bhatia-Wallace, Age 8.
Second place Emerald: “Finger Fungus” by Margot Carey, Age 9.
First place Sapphire: “A Mossy Crevice” by Kyra Reed, Age 14.
Second place Sapphire: “Froggy By The Pond” by Sarah Graham, Age 14.
First place Emerald: “Interesting” by Maeve Roberts, Age 9.
Honourable Mentions Emerald are:
“Cotton Candy Sky” by Sukhi Patel, Age 9 and “Light Drops” by Emma Brownrigg, Age 9.
Honourable Mention Ruby: “Fairy Summer Camp” by Jane Kieffer, Age 11.
First place Emerald: “Purple Flower” by Marcella MacAulay, Age 9.
Second place Emerald: “The Tree” by Jaelyn Richards, Age 8.
Third place Emerald: “Flower” by Sakura Scott, Age 8.
First place Emerald: “Shell” by Hannah Gibson, Age 11.
First place Diamond: “Purple Palooza” by Kate Patrick, Age 10.
Second place Emerald: “Fireweed” by Cyanna Ryan, Age 10.
Honourable Mentions Emerald are:
“Berry On Leaves” by Dawson, Age 11, “Flower” by Hadley, Age 11, and “Untitled” by Nataya, Age 10.