ABOVE: A Good Samaritan braves oncoming rush hour traffic and goes to the aid of a physically challenged citizen trying to cross the street.
|What a year! The Hamilton Mundialization Committee held another Internet photography contest to commemorate the city's 20th Anniversary of its twinning with Sarasota, Florida and 35th Anniversary of pairing with Fukuyama, Japan.|
|As by tradition, the competition categories were "Images of Peace", "Hands Across the Border (Places and Spaces)" and "Special Bonds (People)".|
|I am again, so grateful to the judges for selecting me as the grand prize winner in the "Hands Across the Border" theme. I am so proud to be a Hamiltonian, and honoured that the Hamilton Mundialization Committee has again recognized my work in the artistic promotion of this fantastic world city.|
|With consideration that judging for this competition was carried out during a challenging municipal election; full of mayoral and councilor candidates who seemed more determined than ever to be driving forces for a revitalized city, I hope these images will help signify the emergence of a new, strong, unified and respected Hamilton.|
|Congratulations to my fellow world citizens who won the other categories!|