Photographic Competitions

The Len Drew Cup

Awarded for:  The best photographic print of any New Zealand game in its wild state.

Eligibility:  Open to all financial members of the North Auckland Branch (financial at the time of taking the photograph, and at the time of entering the photograph for consideration).

Rules:  See section on Photography Rules.

How to Enter:  See Rules above.

Ford/Wightman Cup

Awarded for:  The best photographic print of any New Zealand wildlife other than game.

Eligibility:  Open to all financial members of the North Auckland Branch (financial at the time of taking the photograph, and at the time of entering the photograph for consideration).

Rules:  See section on Photography Rules.

How to Enter:  See Rules above.

Pete’s Medal

Awarded for:  The best photographic print of any New Zealand subject pertaining to stalking or stalking country, or nature.

Eligibility:  Open to all financial members of the North Auckland Branch (financial at the time of taking the photograph, and at the time of entering the photograph for consideration).

Rules:  See section on Photography Rules. How to Enter:  See Rules above.

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Photographic Competition Rules

All prints must be submitted without frames or backing.

Prints may be of any weight or finish of paper.

The size of prints must be at least 15x10cm (6x4 inches), and not larger than 23x15 cm (9x6 inches).

1.            Open to financial members of the Branch and their spouses.

2.            Members must be financial at the time of obtaining and at the time of entering the photographs.

3.            Entries must be taken during the year immediately preceding the date of judging as decided from year to year by the Branch committee.

4.            A print cannot be entered in more than one division.

5.            Any number of prints can be entered in each division each year.

6.            Only prints taken by the entrant are eligible.

7.            Copies of prints are not acceptable.

8.            Trick photos, superimposed images or any such expedients are not accepted.

9.            Prints are to be accompanied by the following information:

·         type of camera

·         lens

·         date taken

·         approx. distance between camera and subject.

10.          There are no restrictions on equipment used.

11.          All prints must have some means of positive identification.

12.          The branch executive shall appoint three (3) judges.  Anyone entering in a photographic competition cannot act as a judge.

13.          The administrator shall ensure that judges do not know the identity of each print owner until judging is finalised.

14.          Each judge is to use a separate score sheet and to allocate points on the following basis – 60 points on subject matter to be in accordance with the specific requirements of any one competition, with special emphasis on stalking ability where applicable; 30 points on photographic technique, such as focussing, exposure, background, composition, cloud effects, etc; 10 points on presentation, ie scratches, marks, etc.

15.          While every care will be taken of prints while in the control of the Branch, the Branch, judges or other officials cannot be held responsible for damage or loss.

16.          The judges shall rule on any questionable point, and their decision shall be final.

17.          Entries may be held over by the Branch for display during the prize giving ceremony.

18.          The lodging of an entry for a competition shall be deemed acceptance of these rules.






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