WTMC Annual Photo Competition – 2015

The Club photo competition is coming up soon so there are two dates to mark in your calendar:

March 11 – final deadline for entries, and
March 25 – the club night when the entries are shown and winners announced.

So now is the time to look through all the best tramping photos you have taken in the last 12 months, or use the next few weeks to get out and capture a winning shot.

The judges winning and runner-up photos get entry into the FMC photo competition so the categories and rules are taken from the FMC competition. They are:

Entries are open to club members only.

Categories are:

** = no people to appear in these photos.

All entries (except in Historic category) must:

  • Be submitted electronically with a file size between 500kB and 5MB as .jpg files.
  • The only digital manipulation permitted is cropping, sharpening and tonal or exposure adjustments.
  • Panoramic stitched images are acceptable provided the only manipulation other than stitching is cropping, sharpening and tonal or exposure adjustments.
  • Be taken since 1 January 2014 by a member of the club and may not have won awards in any other photographic competition.
  • Entries in the Historic category can be submitted as original prints or colour slides (these will be returned) or scanned and submitted electronically. If scanned they should be at least 600 pixels on each dimension.
  • All photos must be taken in New Zealand.
  • No more than two entries per person in any one category.

All electronic files must be named strictly according to the format below:

CATEGORY CODE-Club-Photographer-Caption.jpg (it must be a jpg file)

eg: ABL-WTMC-Joe Bloggs-Mt Cook Summit.jpg

Category codes are:
Above Bushline:ABL
Below Bushline:BBL
Hut & Camp Life:HCL
Native Flora & Fauna:NFF
Outdoor Landscapes:OLS

Entries can be emailed to:

And finally note that this year club winners from the last three years will not be considered for places or prizes. This is to eliminate the same people hogging prizes – although the judges pick of the best of each of the categories will be forwarded to the FMC competition.

So give it a go – if nothing else you will get valuable comments from a very experienced judge that will help you become a better photographer.

Thanks to Tony Gazley for organising this year.

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