Conservation theme of photo competition


Keen photographers have the opportunity to win with the North Canterbury News and Department of Conservation, in North Canterbury’s Conservation Week photo competition.

Send in an image of how you have taken time to notice or care for nature in the North Canterbury News distribution area (Waimakariri, Hurunui and Kaikoura districts).

Images can be of:

  • Your favourite native area, plant,bird, insect etc.
  • Out enjoying nature around your – walking, cycling, fishing etc.
  • Caring for nature – planting a tree, pulling some weeds etc.

Prizes are:

  • First prize: Goodnature A24 Rat & Stoat Trap (Worth $199).
  • Second prize: A DOC annual back country hut pass (Worth $144).
  • Third prize: A $75 gift voucher to spend at the Arthur’s Pass Visitor Centre.
  • A $50 voucher from the DOC Motukarara Nursery.

To enter:

  • Email an image suitable for publication minimum 1-3 MB to
  • Include your name, email address, phone number and location of image.
  • Images will be judged by the North Canterbury News team. Winning entries will be published in the North Canterbury News in the 30 September 2021 paper.
  • The DOC North Canterbury team will contact the winning entries to supply the prizes.

Entries close 5 pm, Friday, September 24.

The North Canterbury News and DOC reserve the right to use the winning images for publication, crediting the photographer. For all other images, we will contact you for approval if we would like to use them for publication / website, ensuring the photographer is credited.