Photo Competition: New Zealand Biodiversity, Captured

21 May 2010

We are home to a wonderful array of creature and plants that are unique to New Zealand. In total we have around 28,000 endemic species, from kauri snails to kakapo - and we're still counting!

This is a photo competition chance for photographers to get out in the wilds of New Zealand, and capture the character, the beauty,  the strange quirks and the eccentrities of our plants and animals. 

The competition will be judged by wildlife photographers Craig Potton, Kim Westerskov, and Norman Heke.

Winners of each theme, under both young and adult categories, will win a cash prize of $300.The overall winner will receive a $1000 cash prize and runner up $500.

The winning photographs will also be featured in a road show display touring New Zealand in 2011. Prizes will be presented at an awards ceremony.

Entries must be received by 30 July 2010. Visit
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Media Release

Two entry categories:

• Young entrant—less than 18 years of age
• Adult entrant—18 years and older

Three entry themes:
• Biodiversity of land and sky
• Marine and freshwater biodiversity
• People and biodiversity

 Featured Photos: Mark Hamilton, Tom Marshall and Craig McKenzie