Editorial Judges

Dan Brown

Dan Brown is a veteran journalist who has worked for three of Canada's national news organizations: the CBC, the Globe and Mail and the National Post. He has also taught journalism at both the university and college levels. He currently works at The London Free Press as a reporter, editor columnist and blogger and teaches journalism at Western University. He has been writing about pop culture since 1992.

Don Genova

Don Genova is a British Columbia-based award-winning freelance journalist specializing in food and travel. He also teaches courses in food and travel writing and blogging at UBC and has produced a host of different food columns for CBC Radio. Don is now in the midst of preparing the second edition of his first book, “Food Artisans of Vancouver Island & the Gulf Islands”, and represents self-employed journalists as president of the Freelance Branch of the Canadian Media Guild. His blog is blog.dongenova.com

David Homel

David Homel was born in Chicago and has lived in Montreal for many years. His work has appeared in electronic and print media: the CBC, Radio-Canada, La Presse and many English-Canadian dailies. He is also a documentary film-maker, literary translator and novelist with nine books to his credit. He has just released a new children’s novel with Marie-Louise Gay, Summer in the City (Groundwood Books) and is a mentor for 7th-grade writing groups in two schools in the Ottawa region.

Photography Judges

Mishell Raedeke

Mishell Raedeke has many years of experience as an illustrator, infographic artist and graphic designer. Her work includes marketing and advertising materials for print media and the internet, and editorial work for newspapers, magazines, educational children’s books and travel guides. She is currently leading her own designing-consulting company Omnidesign and previously worked as Creative Director at Okanagan Life magazine. Mishell is also recently nominated to be the best Graphic Artist/Designer of the Okanagan Valley by the Okanagan Arts Awards. Mishell’s main interest outside of art, design and music, is to help needy people in the Third World.

Jason Hartog

Jason Hartog has been a photographer for nearly 20 years specializing in commercial, product and architectural photography. His editorial work has appeared in: Style at Home, Canadian Living, Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Toronto Sun and Good Housekeeping. Currently the Director of Photography for Our Homes Media Group, he manages his busy freelance business. Jason also sits on the Program Advisory Committee for the Fanshawe College Photography Program.