Photographic competition

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Photographic Competition Categories

  • Live Big Game Animals (Deer, pigs, thar, chamois, goats)
  • Live Small Game Animals (Rabbit, possum, hare, wallaby)
  • NZ Birds (Tui, Kiwi, Wood Pigeon etc) 
  • NZ Flora (plants, trees, flowers, fungi)
  • NZ Fauna (lizards, frogs, insects, spiders, etc)
  • Live Gamebirds (quail, pheasant, ducks, etc)
  • NZ Scenic (mountains, rivers, sunsets, etc. -  where the human element is at the most minor)
  • Human Interest (where human input is very evident in a hunting or outdoor scenario)
  • Overall best photo (to be chosen from all categories by the Judges at judging time)
  • Trail cam photos (photos taken on trail cam)
  • Video (of hunting or to do with hunting)

General rules/requirements

  • For Big Game, Small Game and Gamebird categories subjects must be live, uninjured and not restrained (behind fences, in captivity, etc)
  • Photos of Live Big Game taken from any moving conveyance (helicopter, plane, boat, etc) will be ineligible.
  • It is a Hunting/Shooting photographic competition so photos should relate in some way to hunting or shooting situations and be taken will participating in those activities.
  • A maximum of 6 photos may be entered in each category
  • All photos must be size 5” X 7” (178mm x 127mm)
  • Entrants must be financial members of the Auckland Branch of NZDA.
  • Photos must have the entrant’s name, category entered and a title photo on the back (use a stick on label to avoid damage to your photo)
  • Photos from the 12 month period beginning at the closing date of the prior year’s competition will be eligible. Videos taken in the three years preceding are eligible.
  • All photos must be the sole work of the entrant (other than printing).
  • A digital copy of each photo is to be provided to the Photographic Steward.
  • The lodging of any entry for these competitions shall be deemed acceptance of these rules.

For full Photo Competition Rules refer to the following link(coming soon)

Entry Dates

Entry forms will be available on the Club Website using the link below
Photographic Entry form:    link

Entries (including the required entry form fully complete) must be in the hands of the Photographic Steward by the advertised last day. The last day for entries is usually a couple of weeks before the AHT Measuring night. The date for closure of entries will be advertised well in advance in the Bush Telegraph and via normal Club media

PHOTOGRAPHIC CUPS

WATSON WILMER CUP: 

BEST COLOUR PHOTO OF WILD GAME

  • No photographs of animals in captivity shall be entered
  • No photographs of wounded game shall be entered
  • No photographs of domesticated animals shall be entered
  • Animals in this category shall be: all species of Deer, Pigs, Chamois and Tahr

WAYNE BUTLER TROPHY:

BEST COLOUR PHOTO OF SMALL GAME

  • No photographs of animals in captivity shall be entered
  • No photographs of wounded animals shall be entered
  • No photographs of domesticated animals shall' be entered
  • Animals in this category shall be: Hares, Rabbits, Possums and Wallabies

WITTON HAYES CUP:

BEST COLOUR PHOTO OF WILD BIRD LIFE

  • No photographs of birds in captivity shall be entered
  • No photographs of domesticated birds shall be entered
  • No photographs of wounded birds shall be entered

D.STONEX TROPHY:

BEST COLOUR PHOTO OF FLORA

  • This section includes all species of N.Z flora not covered in other categories

AUCKLAND BRANCH TROPHY:

BEST SCENIC PHOTO

  • This section includes NZ scenic photos taken while hunting.


WITTON / STONEX TROPHY:

BEST COLOUR PHOTO OF NZ INSECT, REPTILE & AMPHIBIANS

  • This section includes all species of N.Z fauna not covered in other categories

J. CAMPBELL TROPHY:

BEST COLOUR PHOTO PERTAINING TO DEERSTALKING

  • The subject matter is to consist of and be relative to typical stalking country

HOWARD GARRICK TROPHY:

BEST COLOUR PHOTO OF HUMAN INTEREST

  • Photographs must contain evidence of human activity

P. KUIUMDJIAN TROPHY:

BEST VIDEO

  • Maximum of three videos per entrant, the entrant must have taken the videos, all entries are to be made from original film type.
  • All entries are to have been made within two years prior to judging; entrants must have been financial at the time the video was taken and at the time of entry.
  • Videos should not exceed twenty-minute viewing time.
  • The subject matters to be relevant to hunting or hunting country, and shall have been taken from land within New Zealand, and not from any form of conveyance.
  • Three judges are to use separate score sheets and award points on the following basis:
    • 20 points- subject content (accuracy and attention to detail)
    • 40 points- presentation (titling, narration, continuity etc)
    • 40 points- Cinematography (focusing, camera positioning, lighting, special effects etc)




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