20th February 2019
29 January 2019
See the winning images in all their glory at the free Trustpower Photographic Exhibition along The Strand, on now until 14 April.
Now that the judges have chosen, vote for your favourite while you're at the exhibition and be in to win dinner for two in Downtown Tauranga!
Janet Barratt - ‘Trapped’
Prize: $5000 cash plus photo profiles in UNO. Magazine & The Weekend Sun
Judges comment: Of all the photos I looked at, this one made me feel the most intense emotion. What a beautiful, honest and authentic image where the photographer has found beauty even in captivity, it is such a raw and true moment.
Chris Taylor - ‘Strictly for the Birds’
Prize: $3000 cash plus photo profiles in UNO. Magazine & The Weekend Sun
Judges comment: I love the energy and movement in this picture. Many of the images entered were beautiful but static. This image really stood out because of the feeling of energy that it has captured and the story that it tells. It’s about the beauty of raw nature.
Joshua Hodgson - ‘Military Display on Waitangi Day’
Prize: $2000 cash plus photo profiles in UNO. Magazine & The Weekend Sun
Judges comment: The uniformity of the sailors - their clothes, equipment and features - plays the perfect foil to the jumbled crowd of spectators. There's plenty here to remind us of the history of our country and what it means to us. The formality of the event is lifted by the humour of this shot. The more you look, the more you smile.
HIGHLY COMMENDED (in no particular order)
Chris Bold - ‘Unearthing a Hangi’
Elijah Tay - ‘Soar’
Robyn Hay - ‘Day’s End’
Andrew Ogilvie - ‘Koi Perspective’
Jaymie Donovan - ‘Pure Joy’
Olga Macagon - ‘Mama I Love You’
Andy Belcher - ‘Flower Power’
Ilan Wittenberg - ‘Jorja’
Werner Kaffl - ‘Whirlpool’
Fiona Violich - ‘Caught in a Kete’
Sam Murdie - ‘Life of a Dog in Summer’
Rob Duncanson - ‘Fading but Still Beautiful’
Emma Soffe - ‘Take a Moment’
Rob Duncanson - ‘Rural Castle’
Jahl Marshall - ‘Pick Me’
Kyle Barnes - ‘Innocence’
Elijah Nino Mondero - ‘Resting Pigs’
Prize: Photo profiles in UNO. Magazine and The Weekend Sun
All winners also get the chance to have their photos displayed in a photographic exhibition in Tauranga's sister city Hitachi, Japan.
The Trustpower Photographic Exhibition would not be possible without the generous support of our event partners:
Exhibition prints and displays proudly sponsored by: