2019 Annual WTMC Photo Competition

A call out for all you keen outdoor photographers to enter the 2019 WTMC Photo Competition!

Send your best photos of New Zealand mountain scenery and other Kiwi outdoor related activities to before 31 July 2019.

Photos will be judged by Grant Newton on Wednesday 28 August 2019 at the usual club night time of 7:30 pm. Grant is a long-time club member and a keen photographer who has had some of his images published. He has judged the club competition for about the last 5 years.

You can submit a maximum of 2 photos in each of the following categories:

  • ABOVE BUSHLINE (With no Human Element*)
  • ABOVE BUSHLINE (With a Human Element*)
  • BELOW BUSHLINE (With no Human Element*)
  • BELOW BUSHLINE (With a Human Element*)
  • LONG EXPOSURE (This is a new ‘trial’ category this year. See the FMC website for details).

Photos should be jpeg or tiff format with file size between 1 MB and 5 MB. All photos must have been taken in NZ after 1 January 2016.

Note that the winning and second place photos in each category will be submitted to the national Federated Mountain Clubs (FMC) Photo competition to be judged in September. There are some very worthwhile prizes for placegetters in this competition (GPS, head torch, sleeping mat, coffee table books, etc).

We encourage you to enter the club competition. Those of you who have attended the judging evening in the past will know that Grant offers great advice on how to take good photographs – and you will also know that even photos by the club’s seasoned photographers can get harsh comments in the judging. But what better way to learn!

Any questions email or see the FMC website.

*FMC defines human element:

The definition of a “human element” is flexible but the general intention is: Where the photo contains as anything other than as a very minor feature: people, a hut, a track sign/marker, bridge, ice axe and anything else that has been introduced by humans into the environment, then we would define that as having “a human element”. But if a photo has what could be called a human element but that element is very small, inconsequential and not a feature in the photo then you could count it as “No human element”.

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