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Photo of the year – have your say

27 Sep 2018

From more than 3000 entries to the New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year 2018 awards, judges have sorted, sifted and carefully selected 52 shimmering new visions of our nation’s society and environment—48 photographs and four timelapse videos.

Now it’s time for you to have your say. You can now view all of the finalist images and vote for the Panasonic People’s Choice award at

Last year’s People’s Choice award was also the Resene Landscape category, won by Takashi Tsuneizumi for the photograph above of Stirling Falls in Milford Sound.

Entries cover six categories: Electric Kiwi Wildlife category, Resene Landscape category, Panasonic Lumix Timelapse category, Adshel Society category, Progear Photo-story category, and the Peak Design Aerial category.

From squabbling swallows to a surfing sea lion, from a forest deep underwater to a NASA observatory high above, the 52 finalists of Photographer of the Year 2018 span the depth and breadth of the New Zealand realm. There are images from Antarctica and Auckland, Edgecumbe and Edendale, pictures of mines and glaciers and cathedrals—together it forms a tapestry of the complicated place and people we have become.

This year, finalist images will be broadcast nationwide across Adshel’s digital advertising network— a distributed exhibition beaming into Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Hamilton and Tauranga town centres.