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To celebrate Central Otago’s incredible and diverse heritage, we’re inviting professional and amateur photographers to put Heritage in Focus. Central Otago Heritage Trust has teamed up with Tourism Central Otago to tell the stories of our heritage through images.

What is heritage?

Heritage will mean different things to different people, so we’ve taken a broad view of what heritage means. Your photo could focus on tangible things like historical buildings, trees, natural landscapes, streetscapes, signage or historical objects. Or you might have a more intangible interpretation of what Central Otago heritage means. This might include things like cultural heritage, family or social traditions, or other personal expressions of heritage. The creative boundaries are yours to define!

You may have already taken some great photos that have a focus on heritage. You can enter these photos into the competition, as long as they’ve been taken in the last three years.

What’s in it for me?

We have three entry categories with some great cash prizes up for grabs:

1. Professional Photographer: winner $750, two runners-up $500 each
2. Amateur Photographer: winner $500, two runners-up $300 each
3. Young Photographer: winner $500, two runners-up $300 each

The wining photographs in each category, as well as highly commended photographs, will form an exhibition at Clyde Museum in December 2023.

What’s in it for us?

We’d like to use the photos you enter into the competition – with credit – to help tell these stories on our websites, publications and other media. This is all about showcasing and celebrating our regional identity.

Here’s the short version: Entry is free. You can enter up to give photographs. These photographs must be yours and taken within Central Otago over the last three years. You retain copyright but allow us to use the images, you shouldn’t over manipulate the image, and there are cash prizes to be won for winners and runners-up in each entry category.

Please read the full Competition Terms and Conditions for this competition.


If you have any questions, please email
[email protected]
or call Maggie on 027 5702485

Entries close on 1 November 2023

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