Nikon Auckland Photo Day is Saturday 6 June 2020
View Terms and Conditions of entry. Entries close at 5pm on Friday 12 June 2020. Please make your submission before the deadline to avoid online upload delays - due to so many others uploading images on this day.
2020 Judges will be announced soon for the significant 24 hour day in the life competition - the judging panel will review all entries taken on 6 June - the day of Nikon Auckland Photo Day.
Great Nikon camera prizes are up for grabs - terms and conditions apply.
Winners will be announced on Thursday 18 June 2020 - See website Latest News or subscribe to our e-newsletter or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to be notified.
The 2020 1st, 2nd, 3rd prize winners including Top 30 runners up and People’s Choice winner will be displayed on the Festival website, generate local media interest and social media exposure- plus the public are invited to vote for the People’s Choice prize for one week in late June online.
Every June - midnight to midnight - 24 hours, one day, one city
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 6th June 2020.
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 6 years, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 , 2016, 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 2019
The Big Idea - Winners 2019 Nikon Auckland Photo Day
Media release - Citizen Journalism wins 2019 Nikon Auckland Photo Day
Media Releases 2018
The Big Idea - Gritty sporting sub culture portrait by Nick Depree
New Zealand Herald - Nikon Auckland Photo Day winners revealed
Radio NZ - Michael Itkoff talks about Daylight Books and judging Nikon Auckland Photo Day
Media release - Gritty sporting sub culture portrait wins 2018 Nikon Auckland Photo Day
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
Image Stacked in Memories wins 2016 NAPD
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
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