Discover Arrowtown is on the hunt for the best photograph of
the town, and its taker will receive an award in the
inaugural Arrowtown Gold Photography Prize next year
Chairman David Clarke said Arrowtown's historic landscape,
stunning surrounds and its many activities made wonderful
photographic subjects and the committee decided to run the
competition to help photographers "extend themselves" and
help Discover Arrowtown "establish the best possible library
of quality images that are suitable for the promotion of
"We anticipate pictures may cover all seasons [and] we may
repeat the competition occasionally in future years."
Entries for the prize would close on April 5 next year,
before the 2013 Arrowtown Autumn Festival.
Judges would award prizes in four categories - best Arrowtown
townscape or landscape; best Arrowtown leisure activities;
best Arrowtown photograph in any category by a school pupil;
and best photograph overall.
The winner of the grand prize would receive a "distinctive"
trophy created for the competition by the Jade and Opal
Factory, which is based in Arrowtown.
Mr Clarke said the competition was open to all photographers,
whether they were professional or amateur.
Images may not have been previously entered in a competition
and photographers could enter up to eight images in total.
While photographers retained the rights to the photographs
they submitted, in entering the competition they also gave
Discover Arrowtown the right to use the photographs without
charge to assist in promoting the town.
Judges would be appointed by Discover Arrowtown and entries
had to be submitted by 5pm on April 5.
Mr Clarke said each image had to be presented in print
format, be a minimum size of 6 x 8 inches and be accompanied
by an electronically readable presentation, for example a USB
stick or CD.
Further entry conditions and information are available at
www.arrowtown.com or by emailing