- BC Games
Connect with Us
Rydde wins phone book photo contest
Prince Rupert's Robb Rydde will soon have one of his photos in every household in the city.
Rydde is the winner of the 2014 Prince Rupert Yellow Pages directory photo contest and his shot of the moon rising over Mount Hays will be on the cover of next year's phone book. The photo was taken on June 22, a clear night when Rydde found out the moon would be closer to earth than any other time of the year.
"So I went to the civic centre parking lot and used the top of my car as a tripod," recalls Rydde.
"It was about 1 a.m. when I captured the photo. I really liked how the trees framed the moon, so I posted it on my Facebook page. One of my friends saw it and encouraged me to submit it to the photo contest."
The picture was one of more than 60 submitted for consideration for the phone book cover and, after being narrowed down, the pictures were posted on a Facebook poll at the end of July to determine the winner. Rydde's picture captured 18 per cent of the 580 votes cast.
"Robb's picture will be a great representation of Prince Rueprt for the directory. I'm sure there are many people in town who remember a time when they've seen the moon just coming up over Mount Hays — it's definitely one of those things that makes Prince Rupert unique," said CityWest sales and marketing manager Chris Armstrong.
This is the first year that residents of Prince Rupert have a had a say as to which picture they want on the directory, as CityWest staff have always chosen the winner in the past and kept it a surprise for the
Along with the new cover, people can expect a new size for the phone book. This year, the Yellow Pages group is moving to a 7-inch by 9-inch size to be more user friendly.