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2017 Bulletin Board photo competition opens

Thursday, 16 February 2017 9:55pm

The fantastic top 12 images from last year’s Bulletin Board Photo competition. Why not enter a photo this year?

The Bulletin Board team is thrilled to announce the launch of our fifth annual photo competition, which opens for entries today.

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

This year we are also looking for campus photos – buildings, special spots, students, staff, anything you like.

The best photos will be selected by a panel of judges and featured here on Bulletin Board in March. The top 12 entries will then be turned into our 2018 digital calendar.

The calibre of entries is always high – 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 Tue 7 Mar 2017

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 our own talented photographer Sharron Bennett 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.

Still have questions?
Please contact the photo competition team, Email:

Good luck!