Oliver postcard contest winners chosen

Stunning skies, colourful vineyards and serene settings all capture Oliver in a snapshot.

Carol Bentley

Carol Bentley

Stunning skies, colourful vineyards and serene settings all capture Oliver in a snapshot.

After receiving 279 entries into the Oliver Tourism Association, Oliver B.C. Postcard Contest the winners have been chosen. Entries came from Vancouver to Calgary with the majority of entrants coming from right within Oliver’s boundaries and Carol Bentley of Okanagan Falls being awarded the prestigious people’s choice place with 257 votes. Her photo, Face In The Clouds, features a serene shot of Vaseux Lake with clouds drifting over the mountain. It captured the bulk of the 1,200 votes entered over the past two weeks.

In second place is Russell Work of Oliver with his image, Tuc-el-Nuit Wine, followed by Bernard Bedard of Oliver with his image, Old Homestead, Kari Hentzelt of Oliver with her image, Gehringer Brothers Vista and Sarah Wilson of Oliver with her image, Grapes On The Vine. The five winning photos will become the new official series of postcards for Oliver. They will be printed and circulated with the photographer’s names credited. The five winners will also receive a gift basket valued at over $230.

Postcards will be available for purchase at the Oliver Visitor Centre within the next few weeks, just in time for the summer season.