Be part of our living visual history
27 September 2022
Are you someone who is inspired daily to snap stunning photos of your surroundings?
The Lincoln University Education Media Unit with support from LU Living Heritage | Tikaka Tuku Iho are seeking contemporary photos showcasing Lincoln University and the wider Selwyn district.
There are several categories to enter and there will be a Grand Overall winner who will receive a professional print of their winning photo.
- On campus
- Sport and outdoors
- World of study/research in action
- Macro & textures
- Landscape or weather
- Nature Biodiversity
- People in their environment
- Wildcard (anything else!)
These are for inspiration, use your own interpretation for each category.
For any enquiries please email [email protected].
All the details
You are welcome to edit your photos using editing software prior to submitting them.
Please read our competition terms and conditions before you submit your entry form.
No. While having professional equipment can get good pictures, so can a good phone camera.
“The best camera is the one you have with you” - Chase Jarvis
All submitted images will be added to Living Heritage under the CC0 licence as part of the terms of this competition. 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 licence and may potentially be used as educational or promotional content for Lincoln University.
File types accepted are .jpeg, .png. .tiff Minimum resolution 8 Megapixels but 12 Megapixels or above is ideal. You can get your megapixels by multiplying the pixel lengths and heights of your images e.g.
3024x4032 = ~ 12 megapixels.
Maximum file size for email attachment is 30MB
You can drop off a copy on a flash drive if the file is larger, contact us to organise a dropoff time.
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.