Love Your Place: Photography Competition

Feb. 1, 2017
Westport and Karamea

Help us showoff the Buller district and what makes it a great place to live, work and visit!


Love Kawatiri, the Buller District Council and the Buller Camera Club in conjunction with Tourism West Coast are holding the Love Your Place photography competition to help promote what’s great about Our Environment, Our Activities and Our People. Use #westcoastnz to have a chance at being featured on our Facebook Pages.

To engage the community in capturing images of the places, people and activities that they love in their community. These images will be utilised in building a stock photo library that can
be utilised in promoting the Buller district and it’s individual communities, while celebrating the environment, activities and people that make it such a great place to live, work and visit.

Love Your Place is an online / social media photography competition, which will be held from February 2017 through to April 2017. Participants will be asked to upload their photos to the Love Kawatiri / Love Your Place competition page with an accompanying description of what they love
about their photo and the environment, activity or people it captures.
Participants will be able to share their photo’s with friends who can vote for their favourite images, with spot prizes awarded each week based on votes.
In April 2017 a panel of photography experts and community representatives will judge and select a series of images for an exhibition at (venue or venues TBC). Prizes will be provided for each category winner alongside a best youth submission and overall winner.

Competition Categories:

  • Our Environment: Capture your favourite places in Kawatiri – Where are the places you love to go?
  • What makes them special? It could be your favourite beach, walking / mountain bike track, café,theatre or gym.
  • Our Activities: What are the activities that you love doing in Kawatiri? It could be mountain biking,sports, surfing, fishing, family picnics what ever you love to do in Buller and your community.
  • Our People: People are the heart of our community, capture the people in our community, the

contribution they make doing what they love and being who they are.


$500.00 Overall Winner

$100 for each Category Winner

$100 for best Youth entry (Aged 18yrs and under).

Plus Weekly Spot Prizes! including Love Kawatiri t-shirts, photography prints, coffee etc.

Feb. 1, 2017
Westport and Karamea

Event location