Karamea Digital Photo Competition

Karamea Community Arts Council Logo2015 Competition

It has been over two years since the last competition so it's time to do it again! This year the eight categories are Karamea, Black & White / Sepia, Precious Moments, Industry, Message, Surreal, Digitally Altered, and Photos taken from a cellphone. Entries will be uploaded to this Web site during September and October, and on-line voting will take place over November. Winners in each category will receive a photographic print and prize money.
Enter the 2015 Photography Competition

The Arts Council is planning a community Art Exhibition in early 2016 and would like to see the winning photographic prints displayed as part of the exhibition.

***Please note that due to funding criteria only entrants with a Karamea or
Little Wanganui postal address will be eligible to receive prizes.***

Previous Competitions

Karamea Community Arts Council held photography competitions in 2010, 2011 and 2013. They were all a great success and highlighted how many talented and creative photographers we have in the community.

The first competition in 2010 was judged by two Arts Council members and a visiting artist. It was huge task with over 400 entries.

In 2011 the competition was judged by a public voting system on this Web site, relieving the judges of having to choose winning photos from all the entries. There were eight categories. This system worked very well and continued in 2013.

In 2013 winners in each category received a photographic print of their winning photo as part of their prize. The Buller Camera Club were visiting Karamea soon after the competition and the prints were displayed as part of their exhibition at the Last Resort.

To see the entries for 2013 visit the Karamea Photography Competition 2013

To see the entries for 2011 visit the Karamea Photography Competition 2011

Visit the Photo Gallery to see the 2010 top three photos in each of the six categories and the Judges' Choice for best photograph.

There have been a wide range of categories for the competition in the past including Animal, Portrait, Landscape, Karamea, Abstract, Unique, Family, Feet, Happy, Heaphy Track, Mountain Biking, Rainbows, Water, Digitally Altered and Black & White. The standard of the entries and the quality of the photography has been superb and there were very interesting and varied interpretations of the categories.

This Competition is a Production of and Sponsored by the
Karamea Community Arts Council

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