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."
- The Dominion Post
Is New Zealand's airport security stringent enough?Related story: Risky objects bypass Wellington Airport security