Entries closed - Trustpower Photographic Competition

1 November 2017

Entries closed - Trustpower Photographic Competition

Entries to the Trustpower Photographic Competition closed on Friday last week at midnight! We had a record number of entries this year, totalling 2094 photos! 

The 20 winning photographers have been notified that their entry will be displayed on The Strand in this year's Trustpower Photographic Exhibition from January 26 - March 25, 2018. They do not know which award they will receive.....yet! These will be announced at the unveiling on Friday 26th January at 6pm!

 

About the Competition:

We welcomed both amateurs and professionals to enter up to 10 photos that showcase our region in the following categories:

  1. Our People - Friends, family, whanau, or someone who inspires you... this category captures the emotion and connection between people that make our region so special.
  2. Nature & Landscape - There's no shortage of stunning scenery in the Bay! Enter your best shots of our plentiful natural beauty and the wildlife within it.
  3. Celebration - What does this mean to you? Capturing that moment of celebration in your life, your surroundings, your experiences and celebrating the rich culture, vibrancy and action of our region.
  4. Digital Manipulation - Bring your imagination to life in this experimental category. Whether you are combining multiple elements, emphasising key features or creating an alternate reality within your images, go wild!

 

There were 21 awards to be won:

  • Our People – 1st and 2nd place winners
  • Nature & Landscapes  – 1st and 2nd place winners
  • Celebration – 1st and 2nd place winners  
  • Digital Manipulation – 1st and 2nd place winners
  • Young Photographer (18 and under) – Judges’ choice, Excellence Award
  • Young Photographer (18 and under) – Judges’ choice, Merit Award  
  • 10 Highly Commended – chosen from any of the finalists from any category
  • The Supreme Winner

Prizes for the four categories:

First prize is $1000 plus photo profiles in UNO. Magazine & Weekend Sun

Second prize is $500 plus photo profiles in UNO. Magazine and Weekend Sun

Prizes for the Young Photographer Category:

First Prize is $400 plus photo profiles in UNO. Magazine & Weekend Sun

Second Prize is $100 plus photo profiles in UNO. Magazine & Weekend Sun

Supreme Prize:

A trip to London, Paris, New York or Rome worth $3000 from House of Travel Tauranga and Downtown Tauranga


Winners also get the chance to have their photos displayed in a photographic exhibition in Tauranga's sister city Hitachi, Japan, in late 2018!


Read the full contest terms and conditions here.