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The Walrus, Aeroplan begin photography contest

The Walrus Foundation of Toronto and Montreal-based loyalty program Aeroplan have begun joint promotion called "The Walrus Foundation Amateur Travel Photography Contest." Canadians can enter the contest by submitting photographs online at <>. A judging panel will select ten finalists, while the winner will be determined by public voting. The winning photograph will be published in The Walrus magazine, while the winning amateur photographer will receive 100,000 loyalty points from Aeroplan and an invitation for two to The Walrus Foundation Gala in January 2012. The contest will run until May 31. "This is a great opportunity for photography fans and travelers alike to get out and snap photos of their favourite destinations, unique landscapes and off the beaten path locations, or even be creative in their own city," said David Klein, marketing vice-president at Aeroplan. "For the last few years, through our partnership with the Art Gallery of Ontario, we've been trying to raise the profile of photography with the Grange Prize. Aeroplan is thrilled to be a part of this contest and to be working with The Walrus Foundation to encourage participation in this important art form."

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