The Rotorua Way Photo Competition

Thanks for all your photo entries and congratulations to all our category winners. Keep an eye out for more projects and ways to have your say at rotorualakescouncil.nz/koreromai

Photo of someone taking a photo of the clock tower at the iSite centre in Rotorua

It’s time to refresh our Rotorua 2030 vision and identifying the district’s strengths and opportunities that will help us build on those will be key to Rotorua’s ongoing progress. We need your input to help us with future planning to ensure we focus on what will make a real difference..

This photo competition is about you sharing your story visually. It’s not about taking technically perfect pictures – this is about how you see Rotorua.

To enter the competition you must first register. Kids, if you don't have your own email address get a family member to register and submit your entry using their profile.

Please ensure you read the Terms and Conditions for submitting your entry.


The competition has now closed. Thanks for all the amazing entries. We have been blown away with the response!

*View the category winners here.*

The Vision 2030 journey continues. Stay tuned to this space to hear the winners announced and how your input has helped shape our Vision - Tatau Tatau.


It’s time to refresh our Rotorua 2030 vision and identifying the district’s strengths and opportunities that will help us build on those will be key to Rotorua’s ongoing progress. We need your input to help us with future planning to ensure we focus on what will make a real difference..

This photo competition is about you sharing your story visually. It’s not about taking technically perfect pictures – this is about how you see Rotorua.

To enter the competition you must first register. Kids, if you don't have your own email address get a family member to register and submit your entry using their profile.

Please ensure you read the Terms and Conditions for submitting your entry.


The competition has now closed. Thanks for all the amazing entries. We have been blown away with the response!

*View the category winners here.*

The Vision 2030 journey continues. Stay tuned to this space to hear the winners announced and how your input has helped shape our Vision - Tatau Tatau.


Thanks for all your photo entries and congratulations to all our category winners. Keep an eye out for more projects and ways to have your say at rotorualakescouncil.nz/koreromai
  • What you need to know

    almost 3 years ago

    The Rotorua Way photo competition is now closed. Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to share their wonderful photos.

    There are five categories in the photo competition including a special category for Rotorua schools to submit class entries and win a fun day out.

    You’ll need to share your photo with a brief explanation of why the image represents The Rotorua Way for you.

    A panel of four judges will select winning images based on creativity and relevance to Vision 2030 – The Rotorua Way themes.

    Entry categories

    The Rotorua Way photo competition is now closed. Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to share their wonderful photos.

    There are five categories in the photo competition including a special category for Rotorua schools to submit class entries and win a fun day out.

    You’ll need to share your photo with a brief explanation of why the image represents The Rotorua Way for you.

    A panel of four judges will select winning images based on creativity and relevance to Vision 2030 – The Rotorua Way themes.

    Entry categories

    • Open (18 years and over)
    • Youth (13 – 18 years)
    • Children (12 and under)
    • People’s choice
    • Classroom (To enter a teacher will need to register for Let’s Talk | Kōrero Mai and submit the photo on the classes behalf.)

    Prizes

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

    The winner of the classroom category will win a day out for the whole class to the Redwoods Treewalk and Rotorua Aquatic Centre. The Treewalk is limited to children 7 and over so if a winning class is younger, an alternative fun activity will be organised.

    Winners will be announced on Wednesday 12 April 2017. The peoples choice category will be open for one week after that so people can cast their votes.

    How to enter

    To enter the competition you must first register. Kids, if you don't have your own email address get a family member to register and submit your entry using their profile.

    Please ensure you read the Terms and Conditions for submitting your entry.

  • Terms and Conditions

    almost 3 years 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 Rotorua district
    • All images must be uploaded using the official form on Rotorua Lakes Council’s Engagement HQ website Let's Talk/Korero Mai
    • No illegal or dangerous activities when taking photos
    • The submitter grants...

    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 Rotorua district
    • All images must be uploaded using the official form on Rotorua Lakes Council’s Engagement HQ website Let's Talk/Korero Mai
    • No illegal or dangerous activities when taking photos
    • The submitter grants Rotorua Lakes Council 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 Rotorua Lakes Council 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 competition period
    • By entering the photograph into this competition the submitter guarantees that the above entry requirements have been met.

    Selecting winners

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

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

    Winners will be contacted via email/phone on 12 April 2017 followed by an official announcement via Rotorua Lakes Council’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.

    Peoples Choice winner

    The photo with the most votes from the general public will win the Peoples Choice category.

    Voting for the Peoples Choice category will commence following the announcement of the winner on 12 April 2017. The voting period will be open for one week.