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CLUB NIGHT: Photograph Competition
Wednesday 05 August 2020, 07:30pm
  - .,  Club Night
Travel Cost: $Gold Coin Donation

View the best pictures from the club’s photographers taken over the past year. Vote to decide the “People’s




The annual Waimea Tramping Club Photo Competition will be held at club night on Wednesday 5 August 2020. 

Entries must be received by Wednesday 22 July 2020.  Email your entries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


We are doing things a bit differently this year:

  • Digital entries only - printed copies of photos and memory sticks are no longer required.
  • An external experienced photographer will do the main judging.
  • There will be a special People’s Choice Award voted by the club members present on the night.



You can enter in one or all five categories:

  1. ABNH Above the Bushline - with No Human Element
  2. ABWH Above the Bushline - with a Human Element
  3. BBNH Below the Bushline - with No Human Element
  4. BBWH Below the Bushline - with a Human Element
  5. NFF Native Flora and Fauna

Note - There will be no longer be a Historic category.

A definition of ‘Human Element’ follows at the end of this document.



  • All digital images are to be submitted in JPEG format, with an aspect ratio of 3:2 (Landscape) or 2:3 (Portrait). 
  • There is a maximum of three entries per person per category.
  • Images must be a minimum of 1MB. There is no maximum size.
  • Images are not to be digitally manipulated other than basic adjustments for cropping, sharpening, exposure, contrast, or similar.
  • Removal or insertion of features not in the original images are not allowed.
  • To enter the competition you must be a paid-up member of WTC and have taken the photos yourself.
  • Photos must have been taken in New Zealand after 1stJanuary 2019.
  • No late entries will be accepted. Reminder – entries close Wednesday 22 July 2020. 
  • All entries must follow the naming convention of Category-Description with no spaces, e.g. NFF-ShagOnARock, ABNH-MtArthurAtDusk



All entries in each category will be displayed on the big screen.

The top five images will then be displayed in alphabetical description order, with the judge briefly commenting on / critiquing them.

The judge will announce 3rd, 2nd and 1st places.


A trophy is presented for the best photo with No Human Element (Categories 1 & 3), as decided by the judge.

A plate is awarded for the best photo With a Human Element (Category 2 & 4), as decided by the judge.

A trophy is presented for the best photo in Native Flora & Fauna (Category 5).

Note - We will no longer issue certificates for category placements.


After the official judging ends, we will then have The People’s Choice voting.

There will be a prize for this category.



Winning entries will be:

  • Entered onto the club Website under the menu item Photo Competition.
  • Posted on the club Facebook page.
  • Printed off and displayed at Richmond Library (date TBC).
  • The 1st & 2nd placed entries in each category will be entered in the FMC Photo Competition.


Email your entries to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  no later than Wednesday 22 July 2020

Please check to make sure your images are in the correct aspect ratio and have followed the naming convention.


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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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