Terms and conditions - photo competition

over 1 year ago

The judges will be selecting a winning photo based on the images that are uploaded. Please make sure your image is of a high quality – at least 300dpi and no larger than 10MB.

  • All submitters must be over the age of 18, or have the consent of a parent to guardian to enter the competition
  • All photos must be taken within the Southland region
  • All images must be uploaded using the official form on Environment Southland’s engagement website www.HaveYourSay.es.govt.nz
  • Photos taken via illegal or dangerous means, or that depict these are not eligible
  • The submitter grants Environment Southland full use of any photographs submitted
  • The submitter will not receive any financial compensation for the use of any photographs submitted
  • The submitter must have gained permission from any persons featured in photos
  • The submitter indemnifies Environment Southland against any claim, legal or otherwise, that may arise out of publication of the image
  • All photos must be the original work of the submitter
  • Photos taken in the past are permitted – photos do not need to be taken within the competition period
  • By entering the photograph into this competition the submitter guarantees that the above entry requirements have been met.
  • Environment Southland staff and councillors and their immediate family members are not eligible for prizes.
  • Te Ao Marama staff and board members and their immediate family members are not eligible for prizes.

Selecting winners

A panel of judges will select a winning image for each of the three categories based on creativity and relevance to the theme of the important of water.

The judges’ decision is final and feedback on non-selection of photos will not be provided.

Winners will be contacted via email/phone in early April 2019 followed by an official announcement via Environment Southland’s website and social media channels.

Proof of identification must be presented on collection of prizes. Prizes cannot be bartered and are not redeemable for cash.

Entry categories

Children (12 years and under)

Youth (13 - 18 years)

Open (18 years and over)


The winner of each category will receive a $200 voucher of their choice for a Southland based activity, experience or restaurant/café.

Entries into the photo competition are now closed.