Auckland Photo Day

Every June - midnight to midnight - 24 hours, one day, one city

Auckland Photo Day 2015

The Festival is very disappointed to announce there will not be an Auckland Photo Day across the region this year. Nikon NZ, our partner for the last 4 years for this very popular 24 hour day in the life competition, which has been running since 2004, has been unable to continue its support this year due to a new business plan being worked on by Lacklands, the brand’s newly appointed agents. It’s sad news that Nikon won't be on board in 2015 as naming rights sponsor but we want to thank Nikon NZ team for its support since 2011, in particular Meg Luff, Jeremy Andrews, Greg Olesen and Jono Higgins whom we have enjoyed working alongside in the last 4 years and look forward to working with Nikon again in the future. We are optimistic that Auckland Photo Day will be held again in June 2016.

Lacklands has supplied the following statement: "While Nikon will not be a key sponsor this year, we wish the festival all the best for 2015 and look forward to future festivals. Nikon has enjoyed a strong association with the Auckland Festival of Photography which showcases photography to a wider audience and inspires Aucklander’s to document and commentate visually on their city. The festival has brought leading international exhibitions to Auckland for the enjoyment and appreciation of thousands of New Zealanders. It is an outstanding event.”

Here are the winners from the last 4 years, 201120122013 and 2014. 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.

One of the highlights of the association was in 2012 with Mayor Brown warming up for our people's regional competition Auckland Photo Day with Nikon - 

Mayor Brown Warms Up For Nikon Auckland Photo Day

Mayor Brown Warms Up For Nikon Auckland Photo Day 2012

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 2014

2014 Nikon Auckland Photo Day winners announced(1)

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

Henderson Photographer Juliet Hopkins - Western Leader

NZ Herald Top 10 2012

The Aucklander - Moko Man's Winning Smile

Stuff - Nikon Auckland Photo Day winners

Media Release - DontWorryBe HappycapturesNikonAucklandPhotoDay

Media releases 2011

NZ Herald - Framed; City Frozen in Time

Big Idea - Auckland Photo Day Winner

Scoop - Nikon Photo Day Winner

Stuff - Curious Boy Scoops Prize