The competition runs as part of the Arrowtown Autumn Festival in late April each year. In 2021 the range of competition categories was broadened to encourage more variety of entries. Photographs had to be taken in the area around Arrowtown bordered by the Crown Range, Shotover River and Gibbston after 1 January 2020.
Check out the 2021 Arrowtown Photography Prize winners and place getters below. Category winners received $100, with $50 for second place where awarded. The overall champion, Marcus Wehrle, was awarded the Jade & Opal Factory trophy and $500 for his photo "Penelope".
All finalists and winning photos will remain on display at the Lakes District Museum until Sunday 23rd May, as part of the Ray White Art Exhibition also on display.
Other finalists were:
Architecture: Debbie Fahey for “The Bar”; Matt Nauschutz for "Lake Hayes Cottage"; and Clémentine Perney for “Mirror on Past”
Arrowtown Seasons: Renato Baldichia for "Advance Peak - Macetown"; Lorna Townsend for “Arrowtown 4”; Jaime Farina for "Romance in a Warm Autumn"; and Lois McArtney for "Hoar Frost Arrow River"
Landscapes: Lorna Townsend for “Arrowtown1”; Jeremias Romero for "Bathed by Light"; Edward Hathway for "Clouds Over Coronet Peak"; Matt Nauschutz for "Crown Range - Hay Bales"; Chad Robinson for “Layers”; Amy Galloway for "View From Above"; Sarah Prebble for "Summer Walks Under the Sycamores"; and Rebecca Harding for "Sawpit 1".
History: Mark Foronda for "Autumn Meets Winter"; Vishal Kumar for "Iconic 1863 Police Hut"
Junior: Alissa Atkin-Coutts for “River”
Nature: Arun O’Connor for "The Forager "; Jeremias Romano for "They Live Among Us"; Debbie Fahey for "Nature's Quiet Beauty"; Jaime Farina for "An Autumn Walk"; and Lois McArtney for "Bush Creek Waterfall".
People: Jeremias Romero for "Saturday Routine"; Jaime Farina for "Autumn Sunset "; Angus Larsen for "Big Hill Summit"; and Mandy Keep for “Gold and Giggles”.
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