Photographic competition

2021 entry (tba)

2019 Photographic Entry forms:    link

PHOTOGRAPHIC CUPS

WATSON WILMER CUP: 

BEST COLOUR PHOTO OR SLIDE 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 SLIDE OR 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 SLIDE OR PHOTO OF WILD BIRD LIFE

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

D.STONEX TROPHY:

BEST COLOUR SLIDE OR PHOTO OF FLORA

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

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 SLIDE OR PHOTO PERTAINING TO DEERSTALKING

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

HOWARD GARRICK TROPHY:

BEST COLOUR SLIDE OR 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)


Photographic Competition Rules (General Rules)

    1. A maximum of 6 photographs to be entered in each of the sections.
    2. All entries must have been taken within N.Z. by the person entering the photographs.
    3. All sections shall be open to financial members only, subject to the provisions and conditions of the stated rules. Members must be financial before the date of the competition and at the date the photograph was taken.
    4. All photographs must be accompanied by a completed entry form supplied by the branch.
    5. All photographs must be pertaining to hunting and hunting country.
    6. All photographs must be originals and must have been developed since the previous competition closing date.
    7. There shall be no restriction on equipment used to take the photograph.
    8. Any photograph entered shall not be a copy of an existing photograph, picture or colour slide.
    9. All photographs shall be taken from land.
    10. No photograph shall be masked or in any way altered from the original negative format.
    11. The Auckland Branch of the N.Z.D.A. will take all reasonable care with the photographs while in the hands of the executive or judges but in no way will be responsible for loss or damage.
    12. The lodging of any entry for these competitions shall be deemed acceptance of these rules.

Judging Rules

    1. The executive shall appoint 3 judges, one of whom shall be if possible, a professional photographer.
    2. Each judge shall use a separate score sheet and points shall be allocated on the following basis:
      1. 40 points subject matter in accordance with rule 5 with special emphasis on stalking ability where applicable.
      2. 60 points photographic technique. This includes correct focusing, composition, background cloud effects etc.
      3. Up to 10 points can be deducted for bad presentation i.e.: scratches, marks, etc.
    3. There will be no communication between judges regarding photographs before or during judging.
    4. No person entering photographs shall act as a judge
    5. The judges shall decide any questionable point in accordance with competition rules and their decision shall be final.



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