Carter Observatory photo contest: vote for the finalists

00:31, Dec 23 2013
CO Chris Murphy
CHRIS MURPHY: Sky Bridge (Adults category)
CO Daniel Bennett
DANIEL BENNETT: Morning Mist (Adults category)
CO Evan Davies
EVAN DAVIES: Palliser Light (Adults category)
CO Paul LeRoy
PAUL LE ROY: Below Deck (Adults category)
Carter
MICHELLE BURLING-CLARIDGE: We Blew a Fuse (Under 14 category)
Carter Finn
LARISSA POSTHUMA: Nature Divides (Under 14 category)
CO Richard Abbott
RICHARD ABBOTT: Oriental Bay - Please Wait to be Seated (Adults category)
CO SHENG-HUEI HUANG
SHENG-HUEI HUANG: Camping Under the Milky Way (Adults category)
Carter Mason
MASON CADE PACKER: Cloudy Terror (Under 14 category)
Carter Michelle raining light
MICHELLE BURLING-CLARIDGE: It's Raining Light (Under-14 category)
Carter Finn
FINN MALONEY: Flower (Under 14 category)
Carter Finlay
FINLAY JONES: Suspended in a Void (Under 14 category)
CO Cody Bridge 1
CODY BRIDGE: Broken Streetlight lit by Moon (Young Adults Category)
CO Lorraine Turner 1
LORRAINE TURNER: The Light Shines Through (Young Adults category)
CO TAYLOR BURLING-CLARIDGE 1
TAYLOR BURLING-CLARIDGE: Bonfire Night (Young Adults category)
CO Cody Bridge 2
CODY BRIDGE: House Under the Moonlight (Young Adults category)
CO JONTY RENNER
JONTY RENNER: Central City (Young Adults category)
CO Taylor 2
TAYLOR BURLING-CLARIDGE: Roadside Walk (Young Adults category)

The 18 finalists in the Carter Observatory 'Light & Dark' photographic have been named. And you can vote for your favourites here until January 9.

More than 200 entries were received, which the judges whittled down to 18 - six each in the three categories for adults, young adults (age 14-18) and children (under 14s).

The photographs are now exhibited at Carter from December 15 to January 11.

The public can help select the winners in three ways: Vote at Carter, via the observatory's Facebook page, or via the online poll at dompost.co.nz.

In the accompanying photo gallery, photos 1-6 are in the adults category, 7-12 in the young adults and 13-18 in the under-14 section. Each category has its own poll.

Winners in each of the three categories will be announced at the observatory on January 10, and will feature on dompost.co.nz from January 11.

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The finalists are (with name of entry and location shot):

Adults Category: Over 18 Years
Paul Le Roy "Below Deck" Location: Churton Park
Evan Davies "Palliser Light" Location: Cape Palliser
Sheng-huei Huang "Camping Under the Milky Way" Location: Aorangi Forest Park
Daniel Bennett "Morning Mist" Location: Moeraki Station, Wairarapa
Chris Murphy "Sky Bridge" Location: Glendhu, Wairarapa
Richard Abbott "Oriental Bay - Please Wait to Be Seated" Location: Oriental Parade

Young Adult Category: 14-18 Years
Lorraine Turner "The Light Shines Through" Location: Raumati Beach
Jonty Renner "Central City" Location: Mt Victoria Lookout
Taylor Burling-Claridge "Bonfire Night" Location: Makara
Taylor Burling-Claridge "Roadside Walk" Location: Kilbirnie
Cody Bridge "House Under theMoonlight" Location: Johnsonville
Cody Bridge "Broken streetlight Lit By Moon" Location: Johnsonville

Capital E! Children's Category: Under 14 Years
Mason Cade Packer "Cloudy Terror" Location: Kapiti College
Michelle Burling-Claridge "We Blew a Fuse" Location: Johnsonville
Michelle Burling-Claridge "It's Raining Light" Location: Johnsonville
Larissa Posthuma "Nature Divided" Location: Silverstream
Finley Jones "Suspended in a Void" Location: Eastbourne
Finn Maloney "Flower" Location: Whitby

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