Photo contest asks entrants to aim high

Mike Dunn, of Manchester, United Kingdom, on the way to the summit of Mt Earnslaw.  Photos by...
Mike Dunn, of Manchester, United Kingdom, on the way to the summit of Mt Earnslaw. Photos by Guillaume Charto
Climbers enjoy the schist around Lake Wakatipu.
Climbers enjoy the schist around Lake Wakatipu.

The Queenstown Climbing Club is calling for people to shoot away for its 2012 Alpine Photo Competition, and the Queenstown Mountain Bike Club is also looking out for standout snaps.

With entry not restricted to climbing club members, club president Guillaume Charton said it was a "community initiative to promote the outdoors and encourage everyone to get involved".

The four categories are "Alpine World", "Alpine Pursuit", "Climbing" and "Portrait"; the photos shown here illustrate the kind of shot sought. Competition details will be available on the club website soon.

Photos must be taken around the Queenstown region and people will be able to submit up to three photos per category by the June 30 closing date.

A prizegiving will be held at the Post Office Cafe on July 27 at 6pm, followed by an auction of the best pictures, which will be printed on high-quality canvas.

Prize and event sponsors include Creative Queenstown, R&R Sport, Small Planet Sports and Queenstown Cameras.

The Queenstown Mountain Bike Club also will soon be running a photography competition to capture the seasons and feel of the region's biking scene for a 2013 wall calendar.

It will be open to professionals and amateurs of all ages and free to enter for anyone holding a 2011-12 season Queenstown Mountain Bike Club membership.

All proceeds from the sale of the calendars will be used to help build and maintain the "fantastic trail network we have here in Queenstown".

Each month will have a theme to ensure a "good mix of images from the various different club sites and riding areas around the Wakatipu".

Details of how to enter will be on the club's website within the next couple of weeks.

 

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