The winning entry in the first Expose Yourself photo competition.

The winning entry in the first Expose Yourself photo competition.

Outdoor photo competition highlights talents of local pair

At the end of an epic winter, the Expose Yourself competition judges awarded some amazing prizes to several deserving winners.

At the end of an epic winter, the Expose Yourself competition judges awarded some amazing prizes to several deserving winners.

Judges for this season’s comp were David Lussier of Summit Mountain Guides, Keri Medig, professional photographer, and Andrew Creighton, backcountryskiingcanada.com editor and partner.

The judges admitted their task wasn’t easy — with more than 100 excellent submissions, selecting the top four was no cakewalk.

First prize went to went to Whistler native Vince Shuley for his “Turns Over Peaks” submission.

In the second slot, Stuart Masterman of Squamish won for his “Asulkan Valley” submission.

Prize number three went to Kootenay boy Jeff Hammerich for his excellent entry, “Satans Choice.” And fourth place also went to local Kenneth Roy for “Qua Peaks.”

The Expose Yourself comp was a first for backcountryskiingcanada.com but it likely won’t be the last.

“We were very happy with all the submissions we got to the comp. People really made the effort to share their backcountry skiing experiences through exceptional photos, videos and stories,” said Brad Steele of backcountryskiingcanada.com.