Be part of our living visual history
4 September 2023
Are you someone who is inspired daily to snap stunning photos of your surroundings?
Lincoln University’s Learning, Teaching and Library unit (LTL) - in association with Tikaka Tuku Iho, Living Heritage - are seeking contemporary photographs which showcase Lincoln, the Selwyn district, and the wider Waitaha Canterbury region.
There are several categories to enter, with the Grand Prize Winner receiving a professional print of their winning photo.
1. Staff & Student Life
This is a category all about capturing the life of our staff and students both on and off campus: images of campus architecture will compete against portraits, and photographs of football matches... There is a lot of room for interpretation with this one.
2. The Great Outdoors
Another broadly drawn category, The Great Outdoors/The Natural World gives the more intrepid amongst you an opportunity to go out and explore the wider world: you could climb to the top of Aoraki, Mount Cook to snap a photograph! Or not. Consider images of pets, or family members enjoying a day at the beach...
3. Macro Photography
A sort of extreme close-up photography, macro photography is all about highlighting the tiniest details of our great big world. This is a far more technical category and may require the use of specialized equipment, but it is always fun to experiment with the tools you already have.
4. Black and White
For those with a flair for the dramatic, the Black and White (also called the “Monochrome”) category presents the photographer with the greatest opportunity to capture the interplay of light and shadow.
5. Abstract Image
This is a category for those of you who are more experimental, or playful. Images in this category are allowed to be digitally manipulated beyond a simple color correction, meaning that you can warp, stretch, or otherwise transform images to create an artwork that is truly bizarre.
(Please note that the examples given above are intended for inspiration only. You are free to interpret each category as you’d like.)
For any enquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All the details
You are welcome to edit your photos using editing software prior to submitting them.
Broadly, no. Outside of the Abstract Image category, images are expected to be complete out of the camera. While you can do minor corrections, such as adjusting colours, adding to your photograph in any way is expressly forbidden.
Please read our competition terms and conditions before you submit your entry form.
No. Any and all skill levels will be accepted in this competition.
All images submitted to this contest will be added to Living Heritage under the CC0 license, as part of the terms and conditions. https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/.
While you still own the copyright, anything that is submitted as part of the competition will be under a Creative Commons license and may potentially be used as educational or promotional content for Lincoln University.
We will accept images in either JPEG, PNG, or TIFF file formats. Images are to be a maximum of 45MB and must be submitted using the following naming structure: First Name.Last Name_Category_Date the Photo Was Taken
For example: john.doe_b&w_01.01.2023.jpeg
Images submitted without the proper naming structure may be rejected.
Ideally, yes if the individual is a main subject or feature of the photo. There are some further guidelines about this and information on the Privacy Act at privacy.org.nz. If it is a crowd or group shot and people are not easily distinguishable express permission may not be needed.
Note: This is intended to provide general information only and is not intended to be relied on as legal advice.
As per the NZ Copyright Act (1994) you are not allowed to take photographs of individual artworks that are still in copyright but a general photograph of an area that includes multiple artworks is acceptable.
The Lincoln University Living Heritage website is an online history of people associated with Lincoln, events, and the community since the founding of the organisation. It contains a collection of digital artefacts relating to the social, cultural and visual history of the organisation which contribute to the intellectual record and support the teaching mission of the University.
You can find more information on Living Heritage | Tikaka Tuku Iho here.