Fab photos

Duane Krip (right) accepts the grand prize from Mayor Greg Dionne in a ceremony at City Hall on Tuesday. Krip’s photo, “Fall baseball under the lights,” was chosen from a pool of more than 300 entrants. -- Jason Kerr/Daily Herald

Duane Krip found himself in the right place at the right time, and made the most of it.

Krip’s photo of his son and other local minor ball players at Prime Minister’s Park took home the $500 grand prize in the City of Prince Albert’s Meeting Place Photo Contest. He beat out more than 300 other entrants to win the competition, but Krip said he was just pleased to get a good photo.

“It was a beautiful evening, a warm October evening,” Krip remembered. “It was just too picturesque…. It was just one of those moments.”

Krip was one of nine different winners recognized for their photos during a special ceremony at City Hall on Tuesday. Rick Orr took home second and third place with two of his many entries, while Jean Laurent Fournier, Donald Meiklejohn and Tara Braun were given honourable mentions. Special event prizes were also awarded to Orr, Donna Tiels, Melissa Poulin, Lisa Lester and Lorraine Brokop.

The city originally created the contest as part of the Prince Albert Municipal Culture Action Plan to promote the people and places that are unique to Prince Albert.

Kiley Bear, the city’s communications manager, said the contest easily achieved that goal thanks to so many strong submissions.

“We really wanted to get those local faces, and we definitely got that,” she said.

Bear added that they to use the photos on the city website and through social media to help promote Prince Albert.

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