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Entries are open for Photographer of the Year 2024

10 Jun 2024

New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year celebrates our society and environment in pictures. Now is your chance to contribute your best work and join this remarkable showcase of photography and culture. 

The country’s richest and most popular photographic event, Photographer of the Year encompasses a competition, exhibition, audience voting and awards night. 

Categories include Resene Landscape, Resene Built Environment, EcoFlow Adventure, PhotoStory, Heritage Expeditions Wildlife, Society, MOTAT Aerial, and the popular Portrait category. 

You'll be competing for the grand prix Nikon Photographer of the Year, Resene Colour Award, Sony Young Photographer of the Year, Metlifecare Senior Photographer of the Year, Ockham Residential People's Choice Award and the Electric Kiwi Mobile Award. 

Win a share of $7500 cash, expedition trips, photography gear... even a portable power station! 

Start preparing now as entries close midday, Wednesday 17 July. 

For more information and to enter click here!  

Here is a glimpse of some of the finalists from last year: 

Amid many fascinating images submitted in the Resene Landscape category, photographer Spencer Clubb shows the Pike escarpment, an impressive sandstone formation along a ridge, stand out as a striking element on the Paparoa Track. Seen to the north during sunset, with subalpine shrubs and dracophyllum trees in the foreground, creating a breathtaking scene. 

Among the finalists in the Resene Built Environment category, photographer Phil Irons took this captivating image of a foggy morning in Auckland from the slopes of Mangawhau/Mount Eden. 

A finalist in the Resene Landscape category, photographer Roger Wandless noticed a crop burnoff in progress and stopped to compose a picture: fire, crop sprayer, birds escaping the flames, and mountains appearing through the smoke. 

Published: 10 Jun 2024