This photo is one of our Photo Contest Winners. Taken by Myrna Flesch from Stavely, AB when she was at Paul Ferguson’s in October 2010. Canadian Blonde d'Aquitaine Association - The Beef Builders. Click this image to send us an email.
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PHOTO CONTEST
Do you have any great photos of your Blondes? Do you enjoy taking photos? This is your chance to grab your camera and capture that perfect pose. The Canadian Blonde d'Aquitaine Association is hoping to build a library of pictures that can be used on the website and in upcoming newsletters. What a great way to expose our Blonde cattle to the world!

Each month one eligible winning photograph will be selected by our newsletter editor, and the winner will receive a $25.00 credit towards their next fullblood or purebred registration.

PHOTO CRITERIA

  • Include a complete shot of animal in photo (including feet, tail and full head if possible)
  • Limit of five pictures submitted per operation per calendar month
  • All photos submitted become the property of the Canadian Blonde d'Aquitaine Association and the Association will be able to use them accordingly (photo credit will be provided when possible)
  • E-mail or mail your photos to Jana Keeley, Coyote Publishing, Box 703, Pincher Creek, AB T0K 1W0.

The decision of the judge is final. The Canadian Blonde d'Aquitaine Board reserves the right to not have a winner if it is deemed no picture is eligible in a particular month.

Remember, for a chance to win a $25.00 registration credit and see your photo on the Blonde website, take your camera the next time you go to check on the fences!

PHOTO TIPS

  • Don't cut off the head, feet, butt, nose! Don't crop your photo -- let your ad designer or webmaster crop the picture to give the best possible design for each individual situation.
  • When you think you have the picture just right, take two steps back. Give your designer lots to work with.
  • Remember to identify your photographer or include a brief description of the shot.
  • You don't get a second chance to make a first impression. Make sure you take those pictures at a high enough resolution so your printer doesn't have any trouble getting them ready for your next brochure or magazine ad.
  • How to Win the Canadian Blondes Photo Contest - More tips for you to review

PAST WINNERS
Click any of the photos to see an enlargement.
WINTER 2014 WINNER
Photo Contest Judge, Jana Keeley, is pleased to announce the latest winner of our Photo Contest - Shellie Wolfe, Dusty Acres Blondes of Dawson Creek, BC.
Winter 2014 Photo Contest Winner SUMMER 2015 WINNER
Photo Contest Judge, Jana Keeley, is pleased to announce the latest winner of our Photo Contest - Shellie Wolfe, Dusty Acres Blondes of Dawson Creek, BC.
Summer 2015 Photo Contest Winner
SUMMER 2014 WINNER
Photo Contest Judge, Jana Keeley, is pleased to announce the latest winner of our Photo Contest - Kirk McGee of Ridge View Blondes, Codrington, Ontario.
Summer 2014 Photo Contest Winner FALL 2014 WINNER
Photo Contest Judge, Jana
Keeley, is pleased to announce
the latest winner of our Photo Contest, Lisa Loeffler
of Lisa Marie Photography
Fall 2014 Photo Contest Winner
FALL 2013 WINNER
The winner of Photo Contest is Shellie Wolfe of Dawson Creek, BC. This photo is a winner because there's good contrast in the colours, and can be used as either a vertical on a magazine front cover, or as a horizontal on a website.
Fall 2013 Photo Contest Winner WINTER 2013 WINNER
Photo Contest Judge, Jana Keeley, is pleased to announce the latest winner of our Photo Contest,
Ashley McNevan of Over the Top Cattle Co., Ontario.
Winter 2013 Photo Contest Winner
SPRING 2013 WINNER
Sheila McNevan of Hilltop Orchard Farms in Ontario took these "Curious Calves", posed perfectly
for this fall shot. Great contrast between the colours of the cattle against the greens leaves starting
to turn with the fall cooler temperatures.
Spring 2013 Photo Contest Winner SUMMER 2013 WINNER
This is one of Kirk McGee's 2012 heifer calves out of his 14 year-old High Point Miss Hope, the "mama maker" part of his herd. Kirk says she rarely has a bull calf and the heifers seem to find their way into the replacement pen.
Summer 2013 Photo Contest Winner
WINTER 2012 WINNER
Bogart Blondes of Tweed, Ontario took this picture titled "The Herd".
It shows a very nice lighting effect, plus a great contrast between the colours of the cattle against the greens of the pasture.
Winter 2012 Photo Contest Winner FALL 2012 WINNER
Rheo Machina of Clifford, Ontario took this picture of two old matriarchs of the Blonde breed: DRM Nevada 08N and MBRHEO Nikki 313N. Here they pose for a picture as drought looms across Ontario.
Fall 2012 Photo Contest Winner
SUMMER 2012 WINNER
Pat Filz of Forty Acre Blondes, Lampman, Saskatchewan is the contest winner for this summer's issue. About the picture, Pat said, “This one should be good”!
Summer 2012 Photo Contest Winner SPRING 2012 WINNER
Reed Rigney of Willow Springs Stock Farm of Westlock, Alberta took the winning photograph this time. Reed found this one as he was looking for pictures for the Alberta Blondes booth at the Calgary Stampede.
Spring 2012 Photo Contest Winner
WINTER 2011 WINNER
Kirk McGee of Rondakk Acres, Condrington, Ontario took the winning photograph this time. Kirk took this picture of the girls as they descend to the sandpit after a hot afternoon spent lounging under the pines.
Winter 2011 Photo Contest Winner FALL 2011 WINNER
Ian Kruis from Knox Pumpkin Farm in Hampton, Ontario took the winning photograph this time.
Fall 2011 Photo Contest Winner
SPRING 2011 WINNER
Myrna Flesch from Stavely, AB is the winning photographer for this issue. Myrna took this picture when she was at Paul Ferguson’s in October.
Summer 2011 Photo Contest Winner WINTER 2010 WINNER
Shellie Wolfe from Dawson Creek, BC is the winning photographer for this issue. Shellie couldn't believe how perfectly Woody just stood there and posed for her! As soon
as the camera went "click", he returned to chasing his cows!
Winter 2010 Photo Contest Winner
FALL 2010 WINNER
Kirk McGee from Rondakk Acres in Codrington, Ontario is the winning photographer for the second time in a row! The winning picture shows the girls from "Northfork" stopping by the pond for a drink and a cool down after a hot and humid August day. This shot would look great as
a website header.
Fall 2010 Photo Contest Winner SUMMER 2010 WINNER
Kirk McGee of Rondakk Acres, Codrington, Ontario, took this shot of Rondakk Kirk's Xabrina, taking a brave walk away from the herd to check out the guy with the camera!
Summer 2010 Photo Contest Winner
FALL 2009 WINNER
Myrna Flesch of Stavely, Alberta took this calf picture. Not only does the picture have great conformation, but so does the calf! The beauty of this shot is that the designer can keep the cow in if that works best for the ad, or crop the cow out. Lots of grass and sky makes for the type of photo an ad designer has lots to work with.
Fall 2009 Photo Contest Winner SPRING 2009 WINNER
Eric Doran of Tweed, Ontario took this cow and calf picture, High
Point Melissa and her calf. Shows the udder and conformation of both the cow & her calf.
Spring 2009 Photo Contest Winner
FALL 2007 WINNER
Ann Musgrove of KAM Blondes, Charlie Lake, BC. What a great example of a Blonde bull!
Fall 2007 Photo Contest Winner SPRING 2007 WINNER
Bill Van Bakel of Van Bakel Blondes, Dublin, Ontario. One of
the nice things about this particular photo is that it gives the printer lots of room to be creative.
Spring 2007 Photo Contest Winner
WINTER 2006 WINNER
Ilse Vink of Halcyon Farms, Wooler, Ontario. This shot of son Ian was taken at the 2006 Roseneath Fair.
Winter 2006 Photo Contest Winner FALL 2006 WINNER
John & Ilsa Vink of Halcyon Farms, Wooler, Ontario. "Mindi's calf" was just 2 wks old when the picture was taken.
Fall 2006 Photo Contest Winner

Be sure to contact your Provincial Association for a breeder near you.
If you would like a free informational package, please E-mail the Canadian Blonde d'Aquitaine Association.
Canadian Blonde d'Aquitaine Association
c/o Canadian Livestock Records Corporation, 2417 Holly Lane, Ottawa, Ontario K1V 0M7
Phone: 613-731-7110 ... Fax: 613-731-0704 ... E-Mail cbda@clrc.ca
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