Laureen Carruthers wins photography award

Lakecity photographer Laureen Carruthers has won the People’s Choice Award for the Getty Images This is Canada photography competition.

Lakecity photographer Laureen Carruthers has won the People’s Choice Award for the Getty Images This is Canada photography competition.

The contest as judged by a panel of some of Canada’s foremost photographers and industry experts. Nearly 4,000 images were submitted to showcase what makes Canadian life unique.

Carruthers’ winning photograph was taken at the historic 153 Mile Ranch and depicts what is most important to the photographer and showcases Canada’s breathtaking landscape. Focused on the special moments in life that bring friends and family together, the photograph captures an afternoon outdoors.

“I’m ecstatic, its great, awesome,” Carruthers says of her win and attending the banquet in Toronto. She says she entered 10 images in the contest about two months ago then three weeks ago they let her know that she was in the top 10.

“It was great going to Toronto,” Carruthers says.