Updates for PSNZ and affiliated clubs competitions

From Judith:


Dunedin Festival of Photography – 50th Anniversary Exhibition
Our very own national competition. The 50th Anniversary Exhibition invites print and projected images in open, nature, monochrome and portraiture categories. Come and join the hundreds of photographers who have participated in this exhibition since its inception in 1968.
Entries close: 16th April 2023.
Details: Dunedin Festival of Photography

Jack Sprosen Audio-Visual competition

Closes: 22nd April 2023.
Enter: Jack Spronsen AV on the PSNZ website.

Whanganui Salon – Humanity and Earth

A new category next year is Aotearoa New Zealand Heritage for images that are iconic and recognisably Kiwi. In addition, the Salon retains the previous categories Humanity and the Natural World and Living in a Changing World. The Whanganui Salon is a bit different to other salons seeking images which illustrate the relationship between humanity and the planet we live on.
Closes: 23rd April 2023.
Details: Whanganui Salon.


Māwhera National Salon of Photography

Opens: 1st May 2023. Closes: 31st May 2023.
Information and Rules: Māwhera National Salon of Photography

North Island Regional Convention and North Island Regional Salon

Date: May 6th & 7th
Venue: The Barge Event Centre, Whangarei
Registrations are OPEN
Registration fee is $230 per person for everyone

Registrations and Salon entries can be found at the: North Island Regional Convention website


Nelson National Triptych Salon 2023

Opens: 15th June 2023. Closes: 15th July 2023.
More information and rules: Nelson National Triptych


The National Interclub Salons

  • The Wiltshire Interclub Cup;
  • The George Chance Landscape Interclub Salon;
  • The Bledisloe Cup Interclub Salon; and
  • The Bowron Digital Landscape Salon

all open 1st August 2023 and close: 30 th August 2023.
Details: Interclub Salons

The 50th Dunedin Festival of Photography is coming!

We’re really excited to be presenting the 50th Festival of Photography this year! On 1 April, entries will open, and the Dunedin Photographic Society invites you to join the hundreds, if not thousands, of photographers who have participated in this exhibition since its inception in 1968.

This year, there will once again be both print and projected image sections, with Open, Natural History, Monochrome and Portraiture categories in both – plenty of options to cover all the photographic bases. Selected images will be curated into an exhibition that will be shown at the Dunedin Community Gallery from 3 – 11 June.

For more info and to enter from 1 – 16 April, go here – and good luck! With your help, we’re looking forward to producing an exhibiton to be proud of!

DPS on YouTube

As most of our members will know, after we’ve run an exhibition, a field trip, a photo walk, or a big trip away, we usually gather images from those who participated to make a slideshow. Although we haven’t had many trips over the last year or two, we’re still collecting the slideshows, and you can view them any time, along with our seasonal and Festival exhibitions on our YouTube channel. For those who missed our slideshow of Arthur’s Pass, here you go!

  • Nicola

The 49th Dunedin Festival of Photography is now open for entries!

The 49th Dunedin Festival of Photography is now open for entries!

Image City Life by Ita Daniels

Important dates to note:
Closing Date: 11:59pm Tuesday 31 August
Prints to be received in Dunedin by: Monday 6 September
Selection Day: Saturday 18 September
Exhibition Opening: Saturday 9 October, at the Dunedin Community Gallery, Princes St
Exhibition: Sunday 10 – Friday 15 October

The Festival is open to all New Zealand residents and financial members of PSNZ affiliated camera clubs.

More information and entry details are available at:https://dps.org.nz/festival/

Best of luck from the Festival team!


What’s On: August 2021

Wildings by Nicola Pye
7:30pm, Monday 2 August  View Finder #11: Paul Hughson – Real estate photography in Norway Zoom
7:30pm, Monday 9 August  Club meeting: Stuart Clook – Alternative Photographic Processes – the art and practise of the handmade photographic print  Print Of The Month: Open
Appraised by Paul Sorrell        
Mornington Presbyterian Community Centre, 16 Maryhill Tce  
7:30pm, Monday 16 AugustFocus group meetings   Zoom and various  
Saturday 21 – Wednesday 25 AugustPrint ExhibitionSelectors: Karen Lawton (Open) and John Hart (Natural History)Moved to Zoom  
7:30pm, Monday 23 August  Club meeting: Meeting at Dunedin Community Gallery  Projected Image Of The Month: Flow  Dunedin Community Gallery, 20 Princes St, Dunedin CBD  
1pm, Sunday 29 AugustField Trip: Taieri Historical Society and MuseumMeet at: -12:15pm at the Bayfield Inlet to carpool
– or at the Wobbly Goat at 1pm for a pre-photo coffee
– or at 2pm at the little museum
Bring $5 cash per person for museum donations
Outram area
Sept/Oct TBCField Trip: Monarch Wildlife CruiseAll details TBC – an email will be sent out when they are confirmed the ocean
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Projected Image Exhibition – May 2021

The results of our Projected Image Exhibition were shown at our most recent meeting – massive congratulations to Gary McClintock for producing the Champion images in both the Open and the Natural History categories! What a coup! Congratulations to everyone else for their accepted and awarded images, and many thanks to our judges Graham Dainty and Mike Boyd-Clark for their selections and appraisals. And lastly, thanks very much to our Projected Image Secretary, Melanie Dick, for putting the whole exhibition together, and for producing these slideshows to show our great results! Enjoy 🙂

  • Nicola

2020 Projected Image Exhibition No.2 Results

The results of our second Projected Image Exhibition for 2020 were announced at the club meeting this week. For the first time, we used Zoom at a club meeting, so that one of our judges was able to present her comments ‘in person’, and it seemed to work really well. Watch this space for more Zoom visitors at meetings!

Congratulations to Stephanie Forrester APSNZ for her Champion Open Image Out of the Fog and to Simon Parsons for his Champion Natural History Image Albatross 1, and well done to everyone who had images accepted.

Out of the Fog by Stephanie Forrester

Albatross 1 by Simon Parsons

Thank you very much to our judges, Nicki Mora LPSNZ for the Natural History section, and Cushla Moorhead for the Open. We really appreciate the time they put into judging for us, and their thoughtful commentary.

The results are available here as a PDF and below in the two slideshows.

  • Nicola