Otari Photo Competition Winners

10 December 2013

Walking or picnicking at Otari-Wilton’s Bush is a great way to wind down after a busy year – but you can also get a dose of nature online by checking out the entries and winners of our latest photo competition.

Photo by Fraser Punt - Otari winner.

Fraser Punt won the Otari category with this great shot of a tui in flight


This year the winners in the Otari-Wilton’s Bush Photo Competition were judged in three categories and there was also a People’s Choice winner selected through Facebook voting.

They are:

  • Plant portrait - Sally Lees
  • Otari photo - Fraser Punt
  • Young person’s photo - Ben De Boeck
  • People’s Choice - Aurélie Aubertin

Each category winner receives a $100 voucher from Wellington Photographic Supplies, a copy of the Field Guide to New Zealand Native Trees by John Dawson and Rob Lucas (courtesy of Otari-Wilton’s Bush Trust) and a bowl carved out of wood sourced from Otari-Wilton’s Bush. The People’s Choice winner receives a bowl carved out of Otari wood and a selection of native plants.

The entries were judged by Ann Shelton, Senior Lecturer in Photography at Massey University; Jeremy Rolfe, Technical Advisor Flora at the Department of Conservation; and City Council photographer Justine Hall.

To see the photo exhibition, visit the Otari-Wilton’s Bush Visitor Centre on Wilton Road during December, or see:

Otari Wilton's Bush - Photo Competition