Orokonui Photo Challenge 2021
Entries open: April 22nd
Entries close: July 4th (11:59pm)
Workshops 23 May, 30 May, and 6 June - info here
Animal category: This category celebrates the animals that call Orokonui Ecosanctuary home
Plant category: This category celebrates the plants and fungi that call Orokonui Ecosanctuary home
People & Place category: This category celebrates the landscapes, forestscapes, and humans who enjoy the sanctuary
Phone category: This category celebrates the ability for phones to capture the beauty of Orokonui Ecosanctuary
Prizes: To be announced
The challenge will be judged by four local photographers.
Craig McKenzie (@craigmckenzienz): Craig is a local wildlife photographer who has won numerous awards including the prestigious 'Old Blue award', from Forest and Bird, for his outstanding contribution to raising awareness of biodiversity through his photography.
You can see his work here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/craigmckenzie/
Giverny Forbes (@givernykate): Giverny has worked at Orokonui for over three years and is a passionate wildlife photographer with intimate knowledge of Orokonui’s taonga.
You can see her work here: https://www.facebook.com/givernykatephotography
Kevin Hill (@wildpikz): Kevin is a local freelance photographer who has worked internationally photographing everything from wildlife to architecture.
You can see his work here: https://www.wildpikz.nz/
Paul Sorrell (@paulsorrellnz): Paul is a local wildlife photographer and author who has recently published Getting Closer: Rediscovering Nature through Bird Photography.
You can see his work here: https://www.paulsorrell.co.nz/
Entries are welcome from all amateur photographers*
Photographs entered into this challenge must be taken at (or of) Orokonui Ecosanctuary
Photographs must be the entrants own photos unless entering on behalf of someone under 16 (please state with entry)
Photos previously entered into Orokonui Ecosanctuary competitions will not be accepted
Copyright: The photographer retains copyright of their photograph
License: Submission of photographs to the Orokonui photography challenge grants licence to Orokonui to use the photographs with attribution for fundraising, marketing, and educational purposes. Uses could include: publishing in fundraising material such as calendars and postcards; publishing in marketing material such as posters, flyers, social media, and websites; publishing in educational materials such as posters, presentations, and educational resources
Privacy release: Images of people entered into the challenge will not be accepted unless a talent release form is completed by the person(s) in the photograph. A talent release form will be provided when the entry is submitted and the submission will be accepted on the provision of the completed form.
Private information: The personal information provided to Orokonui Ecosanctuary with your entry will remain private and will only by used by Orokonui Ecosanctuary to contact you about the photo challenge.
Participants may enter a maximum of 5 photos per category
Photos must be between 1MB-25MB
Photos must be submitted as JPEG files
Borders, watermarks or signatures should not be included
How to enter:
All photos and videos should be emailed to email@example.com or otherwise arranged
Please include your name, age category (under 16 or 16+), home town, and contact phone number in the email.
Please name photos as following: YYYYMMDD (date taken) –XX (initials) -YY (category) – Photo name/description
For example: 20180701–JD-AN–Bellbird singing
*For the purposes of this challenge amateur photographers are those for whom photography is not their primary income