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Brook Waimarama Sanctuary Photo Competition

Brook Waimarama Sanctuary Photo Competition


If you’re heading to the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary open day on Sunday - take your camera.

The sanctuary is launching a photo competition, with great prizes including cameras and camera equipment, vouchers, tuition, Brook Sanctuary memberships and photography books.

Hudson Dodd, General Manager of the Sanctuary Trust says the competition aims to is to raise awareness of the Brook Sanctuary and encourage families to get out there and enjoy all the sanctuary has to offer.

“Photos may be of flora, fauna or people – the only criterion is that the photos must have been taken at the sanctuary,” he said. “For people who haven’t been up to the sanctuary before or if you haven’t visited for a while, the competition is the perfect reason to take the family and enjoy a day out either on Sunday for our openday, or any time until we close the contest to judge the photos on April 20”

The judging panel includes renowned landscape photographer, Craig Potton, Nelson Camera Club life member, Don Pittham, and Chris Hubbard of Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology. The competition has three age group categories: primary/intermediate (years 1 – 8), secondary school (years 9 – 13) and an open category for all non-professional photographers. The principal sponsor is Nelson City Cameras (Fujifilm Image Service).

The best images will be displayed in public space and category winners will also receive their photo reproduced onto canvas. Some of the photos may also feature in the 2013 Brook Sanctuary Calendar.

For full entry criteria and prize details, please visit the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary website www.brooksanctuary.org.

The sanctuary open day in on Sunday 19 February, from 11am -4pm. Music, story telling,, food stalls, displays, demonstrations, and walks. Free Entry.

ENDS


Background about the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary
The Brook Waimarama Sanctuary is a community-based initiative working to create a pest-free wildlife sanctuary close to the Nelson city centre. Integral to creating the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary is construction of a pest-proof fence 14km long, to enclose the area, and to eradicate all the pest mammals within it. This will enable the re-establishment of an intact New Zealand ecosystem which today is only found on a few offshore islands. Resident birds, reptiles and invertebrates will flourish and species previously lost from the area will be re-introduced. The project was launched in 2004 and has strong community involvement and support.

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