Photo competition winners found

21:20, Jan 12 2014
CO Paul LeRoy
PAUL LE ROY: Below Deck (Adults category)
SHENG-HUEI HUANG: Camping Under the Milky Way (Adults category)
Carter Michelle raining light
MICHELLE BURLING-CLARIDGE: It's Raining Light (Under-14 category)
CO Cody Bridge 2
CODY BRIDGE: House Under the Moonlight (Young Adults category)

After more than 200 entries and 2500 online votes the winners of the Carter Observatory Light & Dark photo competition have been found.

Votes were collated for the People's Choice Award on Facebook, Flickr and

"We're delighted with the response from the public in choosing our winner in this special section of the competition", said organiser Becky Bateman.

"It's wonderful to have that level of support and interest from around the Wellington region in our first photo competition", she said.

The winners were presented with their prizes at a special ceremony at Carter Observatory.

The winners: 

Adult section: Paul Le Roy. "Below Deck" Location: Churton Park.


14-18 section: Cody Bridge. "House Under the Moonlight" Location: Johnsonville

Capital E's under 14s: Michelle Burling-Claridge. "It's Raining Light" Location: Johnsonville

People's choice: Sheng-huei Huang. "Camping Under the Milky Way" Location: Aorangi Forest Park

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