Thank you to our Judges, Aliah Jan and Trefor Ward for making the hard decisions, they did a fantastic job and we thank them for their time. You can check out their portfolios and engage their services by clicking their names.
Judging was done through a blind system, where each photo was assigned a number and displayed with no order or identification.
- Rural Life – Capture the beauty, heartache, challenge or pure joy that comes from our rural experience. In this category you can feature animals or people or neither. It is the emotion that should reach out from your work.
- Scenic- “Ô, Sunlight! The most precious gold to be found on Earth.” – Roman Payne. Showcase the natural beauty in our world; the diversity of our planet offers sand, sea, sky and galaxies to find inspiration.
- Motion – Capturing movement in a single frame.
1st place winners to receive a years subscription to the Photographic Society of New Zealand as well as prize money.
Calf & Milking by Marie Whitworth
Sash and Printing voucher from Snapshot
Judges comments: A Brave angle not commonly seen, love the look of the calf and the dripping milk. Kudos to the photographer – should get bravery award! Had a powerful composition even though technically not as advanced as other entries.
Fun Fact: This entry was taken in the early hours when a calf had snuck over to the shed to get some milk directly from the source.