Sunrise Credit Union’s 2023 Our Manitoba Photo Contest winner is Jodi Baker of Neepawa.
A panel of Sunrise staff selected Baker’s photo & “Sunflower Sunset” as one of the 30 finalists from approximately 250 entries for this year’s contest. Sunrise held a week-long public vote on the 30 finalists in April through the ourmanitoba.org website, with Baker’s photo earning the most nods to be declared the winner.
Baker captured the winning photo south of Neepawa in mid-August, but it was only partially planned.
“I had planned to go out and get some sunflower photos, but the stunning sunset took me by surprise” said Baker. “Winning this contest is a great honour – there were so many amazing photos!”
Baker entered the Our Manitoba Photo Contest for the first time in 2023 after hearing about the contest on social media and being encouraged to join by family and friends.
“Ensure you have inte2023 marked the 11th edition of the Our Manitoba Photo Contest. The unveiling of the grand prize winner on Friday (May 12) coincided with Manitoba Day.resting subject matter” said Baker, “Use landscape mode and have the highest resolution possible.”
All 13 finalists will receive a canvas print of the winning photograph, be featured in the 2024 Sunrise Credit Union calendar, and have appeared on Sunrise Credit Union's branch TVs and social media channels. In addition, Baker earned the Grand Prize of a $500 One-Year Term Deposit from Sunrise Credit Union.