Best of photography on show

20:00, Apr 04 2013
National Exhibition of Photography 2013
Ronald Woolf Youth Award winner: Shadows, by Taliah Morrison.
National Exhibition of Photography 2013
Best print illustrating nature: Sally Lightfoot crab excreting, by Ken Trevathan.
National Exhibition of Photography 2013
Best image representing New Zealand nature: White-fronted tern, by Allan Fleischmann
National Exhibition of Photography 2013
Geoff Moon Trophy and Gold Medal: Lynx spider feeding on a juvenile shield bug, by Irene Buchan.
National Exhibition of Photography 2013
Starling, by Alison Denyer.
National Exhibition of Photography 2013
Australasian harriers fighting, by Bevan Tulett.
National Exhibition of Photography 2013
Falcon feeding young, by Barry Harcourt.
National Exhibition of Photography 2013
Go Gomez, by Liz Hardley.
National Exhibition of Photography 2013
Surf Races, by Bob McCree.
National Exhibition of Photography 2013
Best landscape print: The Jetty, by Meg Lipscombe.
National Exhibition of Photography 2013
George Chance Memorial Trophy winner: The Shack, by Robin Short.
National Exhibition of Photography 2013
At Peace, by Michelle Usher.
National Photography Exhibition
Brian Cudby of the Auckland Photographic Society and North Shore Photographic Society earned an honours ribbon in the open print section for this picture of bathers.
National Exhibition of Photography
Bob McCree was awarded a silver medal for his photo of an Australasian gannet.

Some of the best pictures New Zealand has to offer are going on show for the National Convention of Photography in Wellington next month.

More than 250 people submitted more than 1700 photographs to the exhibition. Of these, 550 photographs, both digital and print, were selected for display during the Photographic Society of New Zealand's National Convention of Photography that will be held at the Wellington Town Hall from May 1-5.

The number of entries was substantially up from the 350 images in 2012. Open to all photographers in New Zealand, those who make the cut have their work displayed. From this selection the category winners are chosen.

Society spokeswoman Moira Blincoe said that with so many entries, pictures had to have an instant wow factor to be successful.

"In the end, however, only a few out of the many great images get selected for the final awards but that's what makes it both so hard for the photographers who submit images and such a buzz for those that get to travel to Wellington in May to see their world-class photographs on display for all to see."

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