Sun, Jul 7, 2024 2:00 PM

Great time to capture prize-winning photos



School students and adults are encouraged to capture maritime-themed images to enter in the 2024 Māpua Boat Club Tasman District Amateur Photographic Competition.

Entries close on 22 July which gives school students plenty of time to take photos during the holidays, because there’s a special section for children under 15 with the same categories as the open competition - nature, boats and people.

As it is the Māpua Boat Club’s contest – all entries in each category must have a maritime theme – photos taken on or near the ocean or relating to boating.

Entry is open to photographers of all ages from anywhere but the photos they enter must be taken in the Tasman Region.

There are generous prizes for each category, thanks to CopyArt Richmond, once again the competition’s major sponsor, and other Mapua sponsors.

Photos will be displayed at the Mapua Maritime Museum from Thursday 25 July to Thursday 8 August. Prizegiving will be at 4pm, Sunday 11 August at the Mapua Boat Club on the Māpua Wharf.

A selection of the images will be used to produce a calendar sold as a fundraiser to support the Māpua Maritime Museum.

Entry forms containing full details of how to enter and where to have images printed are available from Delicious Homewares at Māpua Wharf or email

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