New Zealand Geographic 2013 Photographer of the Year

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  • Landscape
  • Wildlife
  • Society and Culture
  • PhotoStory


  • The winner of each category receives $1000 cash, publication in New Zealand Geographic, two New Zealand Geographic 2014 wall calendars and a one-year subscription to New Zealand Geographic.
  • The winner of the Young Photographer category will also receive $1000 and the opportunity to attend a nature photography workshop with Kim Westerskov.
  • The overall winner earns the title New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year 2013, an additional $1000 cash and a berth as a New Zealand Geographic photographer on board a Heritage Expeditions’ voyage. Photographer of the Year 2011 Brett Phibbs traveled to the subantarctic as part of his prize

Judges: Andris Apse, Arno Gasteiger, Kim Westerskov and New Zealand Geographic editor James Frankham.

The New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year 2013, will be picked from the entrants, as will the Young Photographer award, for entrants under the age of 21 on September 30, 2013.

All photos must have been shot after January 1, 2012, and within New Zealand territory—including New Zealand-administered Pacific and Antarctic dependency. Each entrant may submit a maximum of five images over the three categories of Landscape, Wildlife and Culture. In addition (or instead) photographers may submit a set comprising four to six images in the Photostory category.

Image requirements: at least 1000 pixels in the longest dimension. Finalists must be able to supply a high resolution file at a minimum of 3000 pixels in the longest dimension on request. Photos scanned from transparency are acceptable. Limited cropping is allowed, but the native resolution of the image must still be 3000 pixels on the longest edge.


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