Vernon’s Dale Eurich is a finalist for the 2015 London Drugs B.C. Amateur Photographer of the Year contest.

Vernon’s Dale Eurich is a finalist for the 2015 London Drugs B.C. Amateur Photographer of the Year contest.

Photographer in hunt for B.C. title

A Vernon man’s passion for photography has landed him a shot at the Next Generation 2015 BC Amateur Photographer of the Year title

A Vernon man’s passion for photography has landed him a shot at the Next Generation 2015 BC Amateur Photographer of the Year title.

Dale Eurich earned a spot in the 2015 London Drugs BC Amateur Photographer of the Year contest, where he competed in a three-day tournament at the recent Abbotsford International Airshow.

Eurich was one of 70 finalists from all over B.C., out of more than 2,000 entries. There, he shot his best photos and kept up with daily challenges.

“He was very proud and excited to have had this opportunity,” said wife Pat Eurich, as Dale unfortunately returned from the show ill.

“He is determined to return to the air show next year and represent Vernon.”

Dale, 62, manages the Okanagan branch of Printer World Int., but photography has captured much of his adult life, particularly since the age of digital.

“He heard about the contest for the past three years in the newspaper and this year things  worked out for him to enter,” said Pat, adding that he thoroughly enjoyed the airshow.

Eurich and the other photographers were challenged with shooting the best in-air, ground and crowd pictures and were also tested with a mystery wild card photo revealed each day.

Now, the photographers wait as their images are reviewed by a judging panel, who will determine who will win the title of the Next Generation 2015 BC Amateur Photographer of the Year.

But there is also a chance to help Eurich win with the People’s Choice Award, which also earns voters a shot at a grand prize.

Eurich has 10 photos entered among the more than 400 stunning images. They are all available under the Contests tab at vernonmorningstar.com

Vote for your top picks up to 10 times a day and you could be entered for a chance to win BC Lions tickets.

Any budding photographers who would like to enter next year’s contest should watch for information in The Morning Star newspaper or email mediainfo@abbynews.com for more information.

A couple Vernon shots also earned a spot in the Black Press Interactive Airshow magazine including:

n Sean Donovan’s impressive capture of the Twilight show is featured on page 18.

n Leanne Cadden’s photo of the Canadian Armed Forces Parachute Team, The Skyhawks, making a colourful demonstration with smoke is on page 42.

The magazine, which features videos from this year’s show, can be viewed at:  http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/launch.aspx?eid=8501a382-c63c-4c9b-8194-146685bc7042&pnum=0