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Photo Contest celebrates Otago Peninsula

27 July 2016

Photo Contest celebrates Otago Peninsula

The annual Otago Peninsula Photo Contest opens for entries on Thursday 28 July

“One of the purposes of Otago Peninsula Trust is the stimulation of public interest in and care of the beauty, history and character of the Otago Peninsula” says General Manager, Otago Peninsula Trust, Robyn McDonald. “Our contest encourages people to get out and explore our amazing peninsula. Dunedin is the wildlife capital of New Zealand, so we are looking forward to some photos celebrating our wild residents at their best. Last year’s Supreme Winner captured a gorgeous Spring sunset and really evoked the magic of the peninsula”.

The Otago Peninsula Photo Contest offers people the chance to celebrate the beauty of the Otago Peninsula’s unique wildlife, scenery and people.

The contest entries are hosted by the Royal Albatross Centre as part of Otago Peninsula Trust Enterprises. Partners include Blue Penguins Pukekura and Glenfalloch Garden. Manager of Operations Taiaroa Head, Hoani Lansbury says “Three of the contest locations are at Pukekura, which reflects the diverse opportunities provided for wildlife and scenic photography. As the iconic eco-tourism attraction on the Otago Peninsula, the Royal Albatross Centre provides the infrastructure for participants in the competition to see the contributed images on our website. We also look forward to hosting an exhibition here of the winning photos during the next school holidays”.

Entries are open to everyone. Photos can be taken on any sort of camera - from smartphones to professional DSLR cameras. The contest runs from 26 July 2016 to 30 August 2016 with winners displayed at the Department of Conservation Week Function on 13 September 2016.

Categories are defined by five locations including; the area around Glenfalloch Garden, the viewing platform at Pukekura/Taiaroa Head, Pilots Beach Reserve, the Royal Albatross Centre Observatory and all of the Otago Peninsula.

The Supreme Winner will be selected by a judge who is a locally renowned photographer. The category winners will be chosen by the public voting on Otago Peninsula Trust’s online and social media platforms.
All entries must represent the subjects as authentically as possible, free from excessive digital manipulation, with honesty in captioning and total regard for the welfare of the animals, plants and environment of Otago Peninsula.


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