Every June - midnight to midnight - 24 hours, one day, one city
Waka Races at Takapuna Beach - Sora Joseph Waningsinggel - 1st Prize Winner - Nikon D5600, a DX-format camera packed into a compact and lightweight frame, paired with a versatile Nikkor 18-55mm lens
We are pleased to announce that the Festival's key 24 hour day in the life competition for the Auckland region is back this year! Next 24 hours day in the life competition is scheduled for Saturday 9th June 2018. More news next month on prizes etc.
NIKON AUCKLAND PHOTO DAY (initiated by the festival in 2004) is an open access public competition run over a period of 24 hours. For one day only Aucklanders are asked to capture an image which reflects their Auckland. If the photo is good enough to show your friends and family - your built-in audience - it might be good enough to win 1st prize in Nikon Auckland Photo Day. Groups, individuals, families, children - anyone with access to a camera is encouraged to submit the scenes, people and places that reflect their Auckland region.
Since 2016, Nikon Auckland Photo Day has also included a category for timelapse or video or shortfilms - so it's possible to capture your day with moving image and enter it into this category.
Here are the winners from the last 5 years, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 , 2016 and 2017. We want to thank all the thousands of participants who have taken part in this popular 24 hour day in the life of Auckland competition since 2004.
As part of the archive and history of Auckland Photo Day to date, please enjoy our new promotional video for Auckland Photo Day, a day in the life of our city. 24 hours to show the diversity of our lives! Please like and share - http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wr68HG61giI
AUCKLAND PHOTO DAY (initiated by the festival in 2004) is an open access public competition run over a period of 24 hours. For one day only photographers are asked to capture an image which reflects their Auckland. If the photo is good enough to show your friends and family - your built-in audience - it might be good enough to win 1st prize in Auckland Photo Day. Groups, individuals, families, children - anyone with access to a camera is encouraged to submit the scenes, people and places that reflect their Auckland region.
Auckland Photo Day is conversational, it allows anyone, anywhere in Auckland to share their perspectives of our region. It creates democratic visual conversations about the place we live, work and play. We want to see the fascination in the everyday, what is supringsly different and what is comfortingly familiar. This event celebrates the many individual pockets of culture and identity present in New Zealand's biggest city by building cultural currency. Whilst celebrated in a spirit of fun this event also fulfills the important role of documenting our life right here and now in the world we live in. A DAY IN THE LIFE of Auckland. Look at Auckland through some new eyes and show us your vision.
Photographs are kept in an archive for future exhibition and to provide a visual resource for the region. All images submitted are available to view for reference, research and limited use for promotional purposes under licence.
Media about current winners:
Media Releases 2017
June 2017 - Stuff - Waka race wins Photo Day Prize
June 2017 - Newshub Late - Winners of Nikon Auckland Photo Day
June 2017 - Media release - Waka at Takapuna Beach image wins Nikon Auckland Photo Day 2017
June 2017 - NZ Herald Snap to it!
June 2017 - Stuff Teenager first entrant to Nikon Auckland Photo Day
Media Releases 2016
June 2016 - Scoop - Image Stacked with Memories wins
June 2016 - TV3 Newshub - Winners and finalists of Nikon Auckland Photo Day competition
June 2016 - Stuff - Nikon Auckland Photo Day 2016 winners
July 14, 2016 - Howick and Pakuranga Times - Locals' photos shine
July 7, 2016 - Botany and Ormiston Times - Local Photos Make the Grade
Media Releases 2014
Peoples Choice and Nikon Auckland Photo Day D-Photo
Peoples Choice and Top 30 on 20/20 blog
Nikon Auckland Photo Day winner Scoop
Time for a Fag wins - The Big Idea
Media about previous winners:
Media Releases 2013
Runners up in Top 30 Pete Rees - http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/waiheke-marketplace/8838740/Peters-pics-hit-the-spot
Scoop announces Nikon Auckland Photo Day 2013
Seven Sharp TV1 announces winner Nikon Auckland Photo Day 2013
The Big Idea on Groo Lee's We Need To Talk winner
Media release Nikon Auckland Photo Day take on contemporary life - We Need To Talk - 2013 Nikon Auckland Photo Day winner announced
Nikon Auckland Photo Day goes to China
We are delighted to announce that for the very first time Nikon Auckland Photo Day went to China, as part of a cultural exchange between partner Festivals in the AsiaPacific Photoforum. The Auckland Festival of Photography and Pingyao International Photography Festival worked together in 2012 to showcase the images of 42 Auckland photographers who participated in 2012 Nikon Auckland Photo Day at their annual Pingyao event.
See China TV interview on You Tube - http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vfD432yRj_k
The Asia Pacific PhotoForum is a collaborative group of photography festivals in the Asia-Pacific region that aims to promote photography and photographic art to the broadest possible audience.
Media releases 2012
Media Release - DontWorryBe HappycapturesNikonAucklandPhotoDay