Sharon Matthews-Stevens wins 1st Place in TMAC Awards for Best Landscape photo in Canadian Yachting magazine feature

Sharon Matthews-Stevens

July 18, 2022

On June 25th, TMAC, the Travel Media Association of Canada hosted 200 TMAC Members and Guests, to acknowledge excellence in Travel Media at their Awards Gala Dinner.

Taking place within Yarmouth & Acadian Shores at the Rodd Grand Yarmouth Hotel, TMAC was thrilled to announced and celebrate 71 Award Recipients chosen from among more than 400 submissions across their judged and member-voted categories.

TMAC sent a special thank you to their judging panel who have poured over the thousands of words and images submitted. Written Word judges were Dick Snyder, Benoit Legault and Magalie Boutin. For the Visual categories, the judges were Bruce Kemp, Mishell Raedeke and Erica Hargreave. TMAC expressed their gratitude to TMAC members who participated in the Member-Voted Awards.

Canadian Yachting magazine also wants to send our congratulations to Sharon Matthews-Stevens on her 1st Place win in the TMAC Awards for Best Landscape or Evocation of Place. Her winning photograph was titled Traffic Jam Belize-style in the story Heading South by Mark Stevens.

You can see the photo and read the full Destination feature in Canadian Yachting online at https://www.canadianyachting.ca/destinations/caribbean/6885-heading-south

Also – look for more of Sharon Matthews-Stevens work in the October issue of Canadian Yachting as Mark and Sharon head to the US Virgin Islands.

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