Winner chosen in airport photo contest

After 10 weeks of hundreds of photos, and thousands of Facebook votes, the Nanaimo Airport has a winner in its Sunny Sam photo contest.

Norm Schmidt

Norm Schmidt

After 10 weeks of hundreds of photos, and thousands of Facebook votes, the Nanaimo Airport has a winner in its Sunny Sam photo contest.

Sunny Sam checking out Mt. Sermitsiaq in  Nuuk, Greenland by Nanaimo resident, Scott Ferguson, captured top spot in photo contest

During the summer contest, central Island residents submitted more than 500 photos of their travels with the little bright yellow wobbler to win weekly prizes.

The final round of voting, held in late September, determined the three semifinalist photos.

Ferguson won two flight vouchers from Air Canada for anywhere in North America.

“The photo contest was a huge success thanks to the support of all the participants,” said Mike Hooper, Nanaimo Airport Commission president. “Sam traveled to China, Afghanistan, Nunavut, the Caribbean, Tanzania, Thailand, most of Europe and several other countries.  It’s an incredible testament to the way Nanaimo Airport connects central Island residents with the rest of the world.”