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2021 Bulletin Board photo competition opens

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The top 12 photos from last year's competition.

The Otago Bulletin Board team is thrilled to announce the launch of our ninth annual photo competition, which opens for entries Monday, 1 March.

We ask you to send in your best snaps – scenic shots, international destinations, animals, insects, life in New Zealand, people – you name it, we want to see it!

The best photos will be selected by a panel of judges and featured here on the Otago Bulletin Board in April. The top 12 entries will then be turned into our 2022 digital calendar and also displayed in the Staff Club.

The calibre of entries for our first eight competitions has been fantastic – and we are sure this year will be even better. Take a look at last year’s winners and notable entries for a little inspiration.

Here’s what you need to know to enter:

Who can enter?
The competition is open to staff and postgraduate students of the University of Otago.

What’s the deadline?
Photos are due by Thursday, 1 April 2021

How do I submit a photo?
Email your entry to

What size and shape do the photos need to be?
The photos can be either landscape or portrait shape, although landscape does work better for our digital calendar. They must be at least 1920px wide.

How many photos can I submit?
You can submit up to three photos, but if you don't have three photos you feel are up to competition standard don't feel obliged to submit more than one.

Who are the judges?
A panel of judges, including guest judge University’s Photographer Dave Bull, will pick the best.

Are you happy for us to print and use your photos?
By entering, you grant permission for us to post your photo to the University website and Facebook page and other social media, and for your photo to be printed for display purposes if selected as a winner or notable entry in this year’s competition.

If you still have questions please contact the photo competition team