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#IndigenousEyes 2014: Check out the winning photos

After working their way through a flood of hundreds of fantastic submissions, the judges have chosen the winner of CBC's #indigenouseyes photo contest.

Photographer Jeffrey Nicholls wins a Canon Rebel DSLR package from Best Buy

After working their way through a flood of hundreds of fantastic submissions, the judges have chosen the winner of CBC's #indigenouseyes photo contest.

Jeff Nicholls's winning entry was selected by contest judges Inez Jasper, and the CBC's Duncan McCue and Mark Forsythe.

Nicholls is a 21-year-old Tsimshian from Prince Rupert, who is studying Political Science at the University of Victoria.

He calls his winning shot 'A Portrait of Indigenous Cultural Learning.' He was photographing a friend who was teaching youth to scrape a moose hide in the Cowichan Valley near Duncan, BC. He also posted a time-lapse photo of the day on Facebook.

He wins a Canon DSLR Camera with Lens & Accessories Kit courtesy of Best Buy.

The winner of CBC's #indigenouseyes photo contest is Jeff Nicholls (Jeff Nicholls)

The two runners up were "Father and Son Dancing," by Natasha Daniels, 22, from Ahousaht, B.C., and "Timmy the Raven,"by Hjalmer Wenstob, 21, from Tla-o-qui-aht Nation.

Thanks to everyone for their fantastic submissions which made this contest such a great success.

Legal stuff and official contest rules


From March 24, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. PT April 14, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. PT ("Contest Period")


No purchase required. To enter the Contest take a picture ("Submission") capturing the spirit of aboriginal youth in Canada's communities during the Contest Period.

Submit your photo via Instagram or Twitter with a caption using the hashtag #indigenouseyes  or email your picture with a caption to

To be valid, entries must be received by 9:00 a.m. PT on April 14, 2014.

You can enter as often as you like. 

The prize for the best photo will be a Canon Rebel DSLR with two zoom lens, courtesy of Best Buy. (Best Buy)

Submissions become the property of CBC and will not be returned to you.

Any Submissions you make will be deemed to be "Submissions" under the Terms of Use.

Any Submissions deemed by CBC to be inappropriate or not suitable for its audience will be disqualified at the sole discretion of CBC.

Submissions may not show clothing items bearing business, designer or sports logos or design. Submissions must be your original work and must not infringe the rights of any third party including, but not limited to copyright, trademark, privacy and personality rights. You must have consent from any people appearing in the Submissions. Submissions must not: (i) contain threatening, abusive, libellous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane or indecent information of any kind; (ii) violate or encourage anyone to violate any law or regulation; (iii) contain advertising or commercial messages.  By making a Submission, you assign all rights and waive any moral rights you may have in such Submission. You acknowledge that CBC may publish your Submission in whole or in part on any medium (radio, television, internet or other).


Contest is open to all British Columbia residents who are 25 years of age or younger at the Contest opening date. For any contestant who has not reached the age of majority, parent or guardian consent is necessary to enter the Contest. Where appropriate, the terms "contestant" and "winner" mean parent or guardian of that person. 

Employees of CBC and Best Buy as well as such employees' immediate family (father/mother, brother/sister, son/daughter) or persons living under the same roof are not eligible to enter this Contest.


 A judging panel ("Judging Panel") as indicated below will review all eligible entries received during the Contest Period and select the winner based upon:

  • Quality of image
  • Ability to capture the spirit of aboriginal youth 

The Judging Panel will comprise three individuals chosen by CBC in its sole discretion who are passionate about Aboriginal youth issues.

If a high number of entries are received, CBC will determine in its sole discretion, 20 entries to be presented to the Judging Panel for their final decision.

The winner will be contacted by Twitter, Instagram or email during the week following the draw and should claim their prize as instructed by CBC by no later than 30 days after the date they are initially contacted. If a winner cannot be reached within 14 days following the first attempt of contact, declines the prize, or fails to return the required release form, the prize shall be forfeited and CBC has the right, at its sole discretion, to select another winner.


The winner will receive the following prize:

Canon EOS Rebel T5i 18 MP DSLR camera with 18-55 mm/55-250 mm lens and accessories kit from Best Buy and having a retail value of approximately $900.00


The winner shall sign a release declaring their eligibility as stipulated in Section 2 of these Rules, agreeing that their name, image and/or voice may be used for advertising purposes related to this Contest free of charge, and releasing CBC as well as its respective directors, officers and employees (the "Contest Parties") from all liability for any damage or loss arising from participation in this Contest or from the awarding, acceptance or use of the prize.

The prize shall be accepted as is and may not be exchanged or refunded for an amount of money, sold or transferred. No substitutions will be allowed. Any unused portion of a prize will be forfeited.

If the prize cannot be awarded as described in these rules, CBC reserves the right to substitute a prize or prize component with another of comparable value, as determined in its sole discretion.

Refusal to accept the prize releases the Contest Parties from any obligation toward the winner.
If a contestant makes any false statement, (s)he will be automatically disqualified from the Contest.

The Contest Parties assume no liability for any loss, damage or injury, including without limitation: (i) lost, stolen, delayed, damaged, misdirected, late, destroyed, illegible or incomplete entries; (ii) loss, theft or damage to software or computer or telephone data, including any breach of privacy; (iii) fraudulent calls; (iv) inability of any person to participate in the Contest for any reason including mistaken addresses on mail or e-mail; technical, computer or telephone malfunctions or other problems with computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, or software; congestion on the internet or at any website, or any combination of the foregoing; (v) damage to any person's computer, including as a result of playing or downloading any material relating to the Contest; (vi) any delay or inability to act resulting from an event or situation beyond their control, including a strike, lockout or other labour dispute at their location or the locations of the organizations and businesses whose services are used to administer this Contest; or (vii) prizes that are lost, damaged or misdirected during shipping.

CBC reserves the right to cancel or suspend this Contest should a virus, bug or other cause beyond their reasonable control corrupt the security or proper administration of the Contest. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, CBC reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.

All personal information, such as name and contact information, is collected by CBC solely for the purposes of administering this Contest and shall not be used for any other purpose without your express consent. By providing this information, you consent to it being used for the stated purposes. Please see CBC's privacy policy at

If the identity of a contestant is disputed, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address, Instagram account or Twitter account submitted at the time of entry will be deemed to be the contestant.  The individual assigned to the e-mail address, Instagram account or Twitter account for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address, Instagram account or Twitter account is considered the authorized account holder.  A selected contestant may be required to provide proof that (s)he is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address, Instagram account or Twitter account associated with the selected entry.  All entries must be submitted from a valid e-mail account, Instagram account or Twitter account that may be identified by reverse domain name search. The sole determinant of time for the purposes of receipt of a valid entry in this Contest will be the Contest server.

Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries. 

All entries that are incomplete, illegible, damaged, irregular, have been submitted through illicit means, using any robotic, automatic programmed method that artificially increases the odds of winning or do not conform to or satisfy any condition of the rules may be disqualified by the CBC.

CBC is not responsible for any errors or omissions in printing or advertising this Contest.

CBC reserves the right to amend the Contest Rules or to terminate the Contest at any time without any liability to any contestant. 

By entering, you agree to abide by the Contest Rules and the decisions of CBC, and the Judging Panel, which decisions are final and binding on all contestants.

Contest Rules are available on