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New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year, 2010
New Zealand Geographic is inviting amateurs, professionals and students alike to demonstrate their skills with a camera in the country’s most prestigious photographic competition. $6000 in cash is up for grabs. Start snapping.
Three main categories showcase the extraordinary natural and cultural riches that make New Zealand unique. The New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year, sponsored by Nikon, will be picked from these entrants, as will the Young Photographer award, sponsored by Getty Images (for entrants under the age of 21 on Sept 30, 2010). All photos must have been shot after Sept 30, 2007, and within New Zealand territory—including New Zealand-administered Pacific and Antarctic dependencies.
WILDLIFE sponsored by Lowepro
Capture an animal or groups of animals in their natural environment. We are looking for images which exude life and show the behaviour or adaptations which make it unique.
LANDSCAPE sponsored by BioPaints
Showcase the wonders of New Zealand, its mountains, wetlands, coasts and plains. The judges will be looking for attention to light and drama.
SOCIETY & CULTURE sponsored by Auckland Airport
This category celebrates the traditions and relationships of all New Zealanders. The winning entry will be an image that captures our identity as a people.
Contest Prize & TERMS
COPYRIGHT: The photographer must be the sole author and owner of the copyright of all entries.By entering the competition, you accept that your image may be published in New Zealand Geographic or online as part of its coverage of the Photographer of the Year competition and in a calendar produced and distributed with the Jan/Feb 2011 issue. All photographers published in this calendar will receive a one-year subscription to New Zealand Geographic magazine and 10 copies of the calendar. You also accept that your image may be published in the future in formats (print or electronic) that showcase the best of the New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year competitions. All use of images will be credited to the photographer, and the photographer retains full copyright on all images. By entering the competition you accept that your image may be used by New Zealand Geographic in media that specifically advertises, promotes or celebrates the Photographer of the Year competition. All use of images will be credited to the photographer, and the photographer retains full copyright on all images. By entering the competition you accept that if your image is chosen as a category or overall winner, the relevant sponsor may use the image to promote their association with the awards for a period no longer than three months from the date the awards winners are announced. The words “New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year 2010 [+ category winner]” will accompany the publication of images used by sponsors and appear with a photo credit to the photographer and asserting your copyright. Category winners also accept that the sponsor will receive a large format print of your winning entry to display within their place of business. The words “New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year 2010 [+ category winner] will accompany the print, along with a photo credit asserting your copyright.
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