Wanaka Sun Christmas Photography Competition

We are looking for iconic Wanaka Christmas photos; combining the joy of the season with the incredible natural backdrop that makes up our daily landscape. We will publish all photos on our Facebook page with a selection in the paper each week and a winner drawn on January 3.  

In addition to bragging rights, you could win a SanDisk SDXC Extreme High Speed Card 64GB and a Fine Art Canvas Paper Print 24” x 16” (frame not included) worth $220. The prize has been very generously donated by Yes Photo & Digital.

The competition is open to photographers of all ages. Terms and Conditions are available on our website and include but are not limited to; no trademarks are to appear in the photos, images must not show inappropriate or dangerous behaviour, images must not have been previously published in print or online (including social media) and anyone under 18 must have parent or guardian consent to be in the image.

The images will be judged by the editorial team at The Wanaka Sun. Submit your jpeg images to newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz. File size minimum 1MB and maximum 10MB.


Terms and Conditions

  1. The Competition is open to all photographers (both amateur and professional). There is no age restrictions.

  2. The image must not have been published previously in/on any other publication or website.

  3. By submitting an entry to the Competition, You grant The Wanaka Sun:
    Permission for your entry to be published on TWS websites including but not limited to thewanakasun.co.nz and you grant TWS a non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual licence (with a right to sub-license) to use, republish, edit and/or modify your Competition entry in any/all media (including in electronic format, and hard copy) for purposes connected with the Competition and as described in these Terms and Conditions.

  4. The right to use your name, age and county of residence for the sole purpose of identifying you as the author of your entry and/or as a winner of the Competition.

  5. You also hereby waive all your moral rights in your entry. Notwithstanding the afore-going waiver, in order to use entries as intended and advised in these Terms and Conditions, (i) TWS may need to modify entries, including but not limited to resizing, cropping or colour adjustment as necessary, provided that TWS shall endeavour in undertaking such modifications to maintain the integrity of your entry as originally created; and (ii) TWS shall provide a picture credit for all entries.

  6. You own the copyright to your Competition entry as its author. Your entry must be your own work, must not be copied, must not contain any third-party materials and/or content that you do not have permission to use, must not include any trade marks, and must not show inappropriate or dangerous behaviour, or otherwise be obscene, defamatory, distasteful, offensive, or in breach of any applicable law or regulation, or in breach of any confidentiality obligations owed by you to third parties. If TWS has reason to believe your entry is not your own work or otherwise breaches these Terms and Conditions, then TWS may not consider it and may disqualify it.

  7. Entrants confirm that each individual whose image is featured in the Competition entry has given consent for the use of his/her image in connection with this Competition and in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. Where an individual whose image is featured in a Competition entry is aged less than 18 years the entrant confirms that the parent or guardian of that individual has given the relevant consent.


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