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Paulette Martel of St-Leon, Man. has won the $5,000 grand prize in the RBC Farm Photography Contest for her image, Seeding among giants.

Martel's image, which shows a striking juxtaposition, was taken at the 1,280-acre Martel Brothers Farm where her family operates a mixed cropping operation. "The windmills have provided another source of income for farmers, and have helped the town by bringing in tourists," says Martel.

For this year's RBC Farm Photography Contest, Canadians were encouraged to present a photograph that shows us how they are building their business for the future. All of these winning photos reflect the diversity, vitality and creativity of today’s producer.

Joni Wooff of Saskatoon, Sask. took the $2,000 second prize with her image, Our future farmer.

Ten more winners were awarded $250 each. These prize winners are:

Janet Dawson Westwood, Ontario
Amanda DeMerchant St. Almo, New Brunswick
Reta Regelink Hawkestone, Ontario
Shelley Quinton Cardston, Alberta
Joan Wilkinson Mill Bay, B.C.
Kurtis Russenberger Abbotsford, B.C.
Stacey Sutherland Newbury, Ontario
Marianne VanderSpek Florence, Ontario
David Wirzba Lethbridge, Alberta
John Howard Didsbury, Alberta

"Their photos reflect the many ways in which they are turning conventional thinking to future thinking. Through their innovative products and highly adaptable business skills, these people are showing that they have the power to succeed in any market," says Brian Little, RBC's Head of Agriculture and Agribusiness.

All 12 winning photographs will be published in the 2008 RBC Agribusiness Calendar Fresh Thinking for today and tomorrow, available at RBC branches across Canada by mid-November 2007. RBC is proud to have produced an agricultural calendar for more than 10 years. Visit your local RBC branch to pick up a calendar today!

RBC Farm Photography Contest Winners

Grand Prize Winner
Seeding among giants - Paulette Martel Seeding among giants
Paulette Martel
St-Leon, Manitoba


Second Prize Winner
Our future farmer - Joni Wooff Our future farmer
Joni Wooff
Aberdeen, Saskatchewan


Additional Prize Winners
Janet Dawson Janet Dawson
Westwood,
Ontario
Amanda DeMerchant Amanda DeMerchant
St. Almo,
New Brunswick
Reta Regelink Reta Regelink
Hawkestone,
Ontario
Shelley Quinton Shelley Quinton
Cardston,
Alberta
Joan Wilkinson Joan Wilkinson
Mill Bay,
B.C.
Kurtis Russenberger Kurtis Russenberger
Abbotsford,
B.C.
Stacey Sutherland Stacey Sutherland
Newbury,
Ontario
Marianne VanderSpek Marianne VanderSpek
Florence,
Ontario
David Wirzba David Wirzba
Lethbridge,
Alberta
John Howard John Howard
Didsbury,
Alberta

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David Wirzba
John Howard

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