Date: 07 August 2009
Get involved in conservation week this year by getting out and about in Canterbury - and taking a photo to prove it!
A digital photo competition and exhibition called ‘Postcards from a park’ celebrates and highlight the different ways people use our parks and reserves in Canterbury.
The competition is divided into an open division for amateur photographers, and a junior division for children 12 years and under, explains Sally Jones of the Department of Conservation.
“The photo must be taken on public conservation land in Canterbury and must include a person or people. They can be walking, tramping, biking, horse-riding, picnicking or planting, weeding or wading - the possibilities are endless!” said Ms Jones.
Dear mum, Daddy and I had so much fun
exploring the rocks at Kura Tawhiti. We
found caves and interesting shapes and
climbed up high! Wish you were here
“Entries must also include a 50-word caption, written as if you were writing a postcard home from the place you visited. What did you see? What did you do?”
Entries close 31 August. A selection of photo entries will be displayed in an exhibition at Our City O-Tautahi from 7 September 2009.
“We have got some amazing landscapes within Canterbury Conservancy’s borders which stretches from Hurunui District in the north, to the Mackenzie Basin and Aoraki / Mt Cook in the south and across to the main divide of the southern Alps,” said Ms Jones.
“New Zealanders can get involved in conservation just by spending time in the outdoors with family and friends. This improves peoples’ physical and emotional wellbeing and makes them feel good about themselves and their lives.”
“We can’t wait to see where you have been and what you’ve been up to while enjoying what our parks and other places have to offer.”
Winners will be announced Friday 18 September.
Thanks to our sponsors, prizes include a scenic flight with The Helicopter Line , A tour for two to Mt Sunday visiting the stunning location of Edoras from the Lord of the Rings trilogy with Hassle-free Tours and passes to cruise around beautiful Akaroa Harbour with Black Cat Cruises