Photo Competition

Submissions for the inaugural My Taranaki Photo Competition are now open. The theme is Taranaki people doing Taranaki things, and entries must portray a positive aspect of the Taranaki lifestyle. Note that photos do not need to prominently show people, but merely have them present in some form. Here are some examples we skimmed from the website:

Taranaki People

In addition to the prestige of winning, the photographer with the top-scoring photo will also receive a $100 photo store voucher. Photos will be marked by a panel of 3 independent judges, with scores aggregated to determine the winner.


If you’ve already uploaded photos to the website, entering the competition is easy because it’s exactly the same. Simply head to the Add Post page (after registering on the website), attach the JPEG file, and add some information about the photo. You must also add the tag word “Competition” in the tags box when you upload each photo.

Submitted photos must adhere to the same specifications as other photos submitted to the website. For example, they must be at least 1600 pixels wide. If you’re unfamiliar with the specs, check out the Photo Requirements page.

The usual terms and conditions apply for uploaded photos, which you can read on the upload page before submitting each photo. Additional terms and conditions for competition entries are as follows:

  1. Entries close at 10.00pm on 17 November, 2013. Any photos uploaded after this time will not be eligible for entry.
  2. Winning photo will be announced on 24 November, 2013, and published on the My Taranaki website and Facebook page.
  3. Photos must have been taken within the past 2 years and not previously published on the My Taranaki website.
  4. Photos must include the presence of at least one person, in some form.
  5. If one or more people are prominently displayed in the photo and can be easily recognised, you must obtain permission from them to upload the photo on this website.
  6. The competition organiser reserves the right to withhold, decline or remove any photo which may be construed as offensive or infringes upon the privacy or copyright of others.
  7. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence shall be entered into.
  8. You must have fun and enjoy taking your photos. Otherwise, what’s the point?