Explore, Snap, Win Photo Categories and Prizes

Find out what categories you can enter and the prizes you can win below! Each photo entry will be judged by our expert panel of talented local photographers.

The judging panel includes professional photographer Johnny Hendrikus, travel blogger Viktoria Wanders, content creator Larissa Carlson and Hurricanes player Du’Plessis Ariu Kirifi.

Find Your Wild Photo of the Year

Every photo entry will automatically be entered in this category.

The Prize

iPhone 11 prize

Landscape Love

Snap your stunning landscape photos on any trails around the Wellington region and capture the essence of your favourite trails at sunrise, sunset or anytime in between.

The Prize

  • 1 x brand-new Go Pro Hero 9
  • 1 x We Love Local Kāpiti Goodies Gift Box
taking photo with a GoPro Hero 9

Wild Wildlife

Take a photo of any wildlife on a trail around the Wellington region.

The Prize

One-night stay for two adults on Kāpiti Island in a glamping style tent with a queen bed! Your overnight stay will include:

  • 3 meals, pre-dinner drinks and nibbles
  • an introductory briefing/talk
  • return ferry transport (including transfers from Rangatira to the north end)
  • local council permit and DOC permits for Rangatira and the North End
  • a 1½ hr guided Kiwi spotting walk at night
Kapiti Island Nature Tour 31 1

Trail Pitstop

Your favourite trail pitstop – the cafes, shops and trail businesses that you head to before or after your trail adventures.

It could be the café you grabbed your drink or bite to eat at before or after your trail adventure or the bike shop where you purchased your mountain bike for hitting the tracks at Makara Peak.

The Prize

group of people eating and drinking at Brewtown

Under 16

If you are aged under 16, this is the category for you.

The only condition is that your photo needs to have been taken on a trail around the Wellington region.

The Prize

family hiking at Pukaha Wairarapa

Furry Friends

Head out on a trail in the Wellington region and snap a photo with your dog enjoying their outdoor adventure.

Please make sure that you abide by trail regulations and ensure that your dog is kept on a lead as directed.

The Prize

  • Two nights’ accommodation at Brackenridge Country Retreat and Spa for two adults and your dog (of course!) in a two-bedroom cottage. Continental breakfast provisions for self-catering and full use of the indoor heated lap pool and gym included!
  • 1 x Close Encounter for two adults at Wellington Zoo (choose between a giraffe, lemur, capybara, red panda or meerkat encounter)
Wellington Zoo Close Encouners v2