Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. officials today selected the 2011 Photo of the Year. Ipeelee Itorcheak of Iqaluit was awarded $1,000 in prize money for his photograph, entitled Passing Narwhal. Itorcheak also received an enlarged copy of his photograph, and the honour of having his photograph appear as the cover of the organization’s annual report.
Niore Iqalukjuak, also of Arctic Bay, took second place with his photograph, Waiting Under the Moon, and won $200 and an enlarged copy of his photo. Susie Qaunaq of Pangnirtung took third place with her photograph, Narwhal, and won $100 and an enlarged copy of her photo.
Beneficiaries are encouraged to continue to participate in the website photo contest. Details and entries are available at www.tunngavik.com.