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The 2012 Photos of the Year: Round Four

Posted by Derek Flack / February 5, 2013

Photos Toronto blogTOOk, so this is dragging. But the pics sure are pretty! Each of the photo of the week winners from 2012 will compete against each other for the grand prize. As is the case with our weekly contests, the photo of the year will be sponsored by Posterjack, and the winners will be decided by by our readers. The following prizes are up for grabs.

  • 1st Place - 36x48 Metal Print ($400 value)
  • 2nd Place - 24x36 Acrylic Print ($200 value)
  • 3rd Place - 16x24 Canvas Print ($100 value)

The contest will take place over four rounds composed of 13 photos, one for each week of the year. The three photos with the most votes from each round will move on to the final round, which will feature 12 photos and ultimately decide the top three photos of the year. This poll will remain open until 11:59 p.m. on February 9th.

For those photographers whose images are featured below, please feel free to give us a little information about your shot — i.e. where and when it was taken — in the comments section. Who knows? Maybe your description will sway voters in your favour!

Lead photo by Neil Ta.

2012105-potd-sep29.jpgPhoto by Erik Mauer

20121015-potd-oct13.jpgPhoto by Jefferson Photography

20121027-potd-oct20.jpgPhoto by ~EvidencE

20121029-potd-oct27.jpgPhoto by magda lenna

2012115-cb-nov-3.jpgPhoto by Jefferson Photography

20121118-potd-nov-23.jpgPhoto by DMVPhotography

20121129-eye-nov24.jpgPhoto by micho.ho

2012123-rain-dec1.jpgPhoto by acid punk

20121213-potd-dec8.jpgPhoto by ~EvidencE~

20121216-potd-dec15.jpgPhoto by Keith Armstrong

20121228-potd-dec22.jpgPhoto by Yedman



Like this feature / February 5, 2013 at 09:34 am
Missing the poll
Derek replying to a comment from Like this feature / February 5, 2013 at 10:12 am
Should be visible now. Thanks!
Stu / February 5, 2013 at 11:06 am
Wow, these are all stunning.
Dmitri / February 5, 2013 at 11:12 am
Pink skyline seems to be a winner for me, but that's because I've seen other ones quite a bit lately. Evidence, you've got an amazing shot too. I would love to hear from you guys if you are interested in selling your photos on canvas on my website (
Vic / February 5, 2013 at 11:20 am
Probably the nicest set so far. I chose #4, subways by Evidence.
Fig / February 5, 2013 at 11:52 am
Great set of pics - really hard to choose. Kudos to all of the photographers.
j-rock / February 5, 2013 at 11:52 am
This is a great collection. Tough choice for sure.
Grease / February 5, 2013 at 09:46 pm
The American Apparel ad beats them all by a country mile
The Other Neil / February 5, 2013 at 09:48 pm
Despite what some people think, I didn't take the lead photo of the city engulfed in fog from a rooftop (lead photo). On one of the foggiest nights of the year, Ryan Emond (of Toronto Tempo and Planet Toronto timelapse fame) and I decided to head up to the highest vantage point possible; the Skypod of the CN Tower. I only had a smaller Olympus camera with me and took this shot with a makeshift miniature tripod pressed against the glass. It wasn't shot with a DSLR. Ryan has similar shots from this vantage point and you may recognize it as the last scene in his Planet Toronto video.
King / February 6, 2013 at 01:01 pm
Awesome shots. Hard to pick
James Ellis / February 11, 2013 at 01:11 pm
Dont know who to pick
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