Vote for the winner of CNW's 2013 Photo of the Year Contest!

Jan 30, 2014, 16:00 ET from CNW Group Ltd.

TORONTO, Jan. 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Voting to select the winner of CNW's 2013 Photo of the Year contest is now open.

Vincent Demers, Multimedia Producer at CNW, has compiled a short list of 12 photos from thousands shared by CNW on behalf of its clients last year.

"At CNW we always encourage our clients to provide photos that would appeal to newsroom photo editors," says Vincent. "A picture of a customer enjoying the product is always more usable than that same product shown against a white background, or worse, the dreaded 'grip and grin' executive handshake."

CNW invites everyone to get in on the fun:

  1. View the short list of photos
  2. Read Vincent's explanation of what makes them stand out
  3. Cast your vote today at CNW's Beyond the Wire blog.

The votes will be tallied and the winner announced at the end of February, 2014.

Multimedia assets have been shown to boost the effectiveness of news releases by giving newsrooms useful content to run with stories and by increasing views of news releases online at

All original photos submitted by CNW clients for newswire distribution are eligible to win CNW's annual Photo of the Year contest. Vincent is already reviewing submissions for 2014.

About CNW
CNW Group Ltd. (a PR Newswire company) offers multi-channel content creation, distribution and monitoring solutions to Canadian professionals working in news media, financial services, public relations, investor relations, marketing, digital communications, social media, corporate communications, public affairs and customer service. The company is best known for its newswire, a digital service that provides simultaneous distribution of commercial news releases to media and markets locally and globally. Founded in 1960, CNW has earned the trust of the Canadian news media for the quality of its newsfeed and for the authentic, newsworthy calibre of the content it supplies. An integral part of the news gathering process, CNW's newswire is the first place editors look for information from Canadian sources. The company's website at offers a two-year archive of customer content making it a popular research tool for journalists and consumers alike. CNW Group also provides professional video, photography and webcast production services, translation, regulatory filing and printing services as well as content monitoring and measurement tools. @CNWGroup


Image with caption: "Vote for CNW's 2013 Photo of the Year! - (CNW Group/CNW Group Ltd.)". Image available at: