Photo Competition Results
Check out the submitted images and prize winners from our 2013 Otari-Wilton's Bush photo competition.
Photo by Fraser Punt - winner of the Otari category
About the competition
We put the call out for photographers nationwide - amateurs and professionals of any age - to enter our photo competition by 1 December 2013.
Photo by Sally Lees - winner of the Plant Portrait category
There were three categories - categories 1 and 2 for entrants aged 14 years and older, and category 3 for those aged 13 years and under (participants could only enter one photo in each category*):
Otari photo - reveal an aspect of Otari-Wilton’s Bush
- Plant portrait - capture a New Zealand native plant (flowers, fruit, leaves etc)
Young person’s photo - any photo of Otari-Wilton’s Bush or a New Zealand native plant, taken by someone 13 years old or under (people entering category 3 could not enter any other category.)
A panel of expert judges assessed photos on quality, creativity and how the image captures a unique aspect of Otari-Wilton’s Bush.
Submitted photos are displayed on Flickr and the Botanic Gardens Facebook page. Some competition photos became part of the Council's stock photo library.
Photo by Ben De Boeck - winner of the Young Person's category
The winner of each category received:
- a $100 voucher from Wellington Photographic Supplies
- a copy of Field Guide to New Zealand Native Trees by John Dawson and Rob Lucas (courtesy of Otari-Wilton’s Bush Trust)
- a bowl carved out of Otari wood.
The runner-up in each category won a selection of New Zealand plants from Otari-Wilton’s Bush.
Photo by Aurélie Aubertin - winner of the People's Choice category
People’s Choice winner
A People’s Choice winner was also selected through voting on the Botanic Gardens of Wellington Facebook page:
The People’s Choice winner received a bowl carved out of Otari wood and a selection of native plants from Otari-Wilton’s Bush.