Affiliated National Competitions

© Elizabeth Carruthers

Jack Sprosen Audio-Visual Competition

Open to all members of PSNZ and affiliated clubs, this annual competition celebrates and awards photographers producing Audio-Visual media, with Open and Documentary categories.

This competition is usually judged in October or November each year.

© Brian Eastwood

Laurie Thomas Landscape Salon

Open to all photographers, this digital competition is hosted by the Christchurch Photographic Society. Champion Award will receive a unique landscape trophy to keep. Entries comprise digitally unaltered images of the New Zealand landscape.
Entries open 1 May 2021 and close 23 May 2021.

© Vivienne Rowell

North Shore Salon

The North Shore Salon of Photography is open to all New Zealand photographers. Entries comprise both digital and print submissions across several categories.

Entries open on 1 June 2021 and close 19 June 2021.

© Peter McCusker

Trenna Packer Salver Nature Photographic Competition (clubs)

Hosted by the Nature Photography Society of New Zealand. This is for sets of six New Zealand nature projected images and open to all clubs in New Zealand.
Entries open on 1 May 2021 and close on 18 June 2021.

© Carol Riddleston

Tauranga Audio-Visual Salon

Hosted by the Tauranga Photographic Society, it is open to current financial members of the PSNZ, affiliated clubs and members of other photographic organizations around the world. Entries comprise digital AV files.

Entries open on 12 May 2021 and close 9 June 2021.

© James Gibson

Creative Focus

This is held every year, hosted by the Pukekohe – Franklin Camera Club and is open to members from all PSNZ affiliated camera clubs and societies.  Entries comprise digital projected images only.
Entries open on 4 June 2021 and close on 30 June 2021.

© Caroline Foster

Nelson National Triptych Competition

Open to all New Zealand photographers. Entries comprise digital projected images, in triptych format only.  The subject matter is open. Champion Award will receive a hand – crafted triptych trophy which they can keep.
Entries open 1 August 2021 and close 31 August 2021.

© Newell Grenfell

The National Photojournalism Competition

Hosted by the New Brighton Photographic Club. It is open to all PSNZ New Zealand residents, or financial members of a PSNZ affiliated camera club. Entries comprise digital projected images only.
Entries open 1 June 2021 and close 31 July 2021.

© Jay Drew

The Whanganui Biennial Salon

The Whanganui Salon will be held again in 2021 for digital images from New Zealand photographers that capture the relationships between Humanity and Earth. Entries will open on 27 July and close on 24 August across three categories

  • Humanity and the Natural World
  • The Works of Humankind
  • Living in a Changing World

Details can be found here.

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