Start snapping for ‘Epic Invercargill’ Photo Competition

Council is offering local photographers the chance to showcase their work by running a photo competition, themed “Epic Invercargill”, with the winning shots to be printed in the 2018 ICC City Calendar. The competition will be split into three categories: Youth (under 18), Amateur and Professional.

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Four photos from each category will receive spots in the calendar, which is delivered to 30,000 Invercargill households annually. Council’s Communications Manager, Eirwen Harris Mitchell, said the competition was a great way to showcase talent from a diverse range of local photographers, and celebrate their unique views of Invercargill.

“We wanted to provide the opportunity for many talented local photographers to utilise a platform that reaches so many Invercargill households,” Mrs Harris Mitchell said.

Council City Centre Co-ordinator Kari Graber said a public exhibtion would be organised to showcase the photo entries and announce the winners prior to the calendar deliveries to homes in December.

Photos must have been taken from January 2017 and the following information needs to be provided: Where it was taken, the names of those pictured, subject matter, and metadata (eg exposure, shutter speed, etc).

Read the full Terms and conditionsl for the Epic Invercargill competition.

The photos must be supplied in JPEG format, at least 300 DPI, 192mm by 303mm and between 1MB and 30MB in size. You can enter as many photos as you like. To submit, email your photos to epicinvercargill@icc.govt.nz. Emails are to be no larger than 30MB. Entries close on July 31.