Getty hits go on photography free-for-all

Getty hits go on photography free-for-all

Hot on the heels of its recent Mishmash challenge, Getty Images is already onto the next creative competition with the launch of Grab NZ, giving photography enthusiasts the opportunity to become Getty contributors and win a share of $5,500 of Canon equipment.

The search is on for iconic images of New Zealand, and the brief – open to anyone with a camera – is simple: New Zealand Life Captured.

Entrants can to submit up to 10 of their best images that embrace the concept of community and culture, conveyed through a snapshot of everyday life in New Zealand. The captured moment could be anything from the love of a mother and child to grandparents stealing a cheeky kiss, according to Getty, or friends sharing a Sunday afternoon barbecue.

“We have seen an incredible range and quality of images thanks to the Getty Images Flickr collection, which illustrates life as it is being lived – real moments captured by everyday people,” said Stuart Hannagan, VP of editorial imagery.

“With the launch of Grab NZ, I am looking forward to seeing the true to life New Zealand contributions that will be unearthed and added to this popular collection. The competition is a fantastic way to support and nurture local talent, and share compelling imagery that captures the very essence of life in this country.”

Entrants have a shot at being invited to become Getty Images contributors as part of the Flickr Collection, a source of photographs that customers licence through Getty. And the grand winner will walk away with a Canon EOS 7D 18-135IS (worth $2,999.95). In addition, the runner up will receive a Canon 600D 18-55IS & 55-250IS (worth $1,649) and for the recipient of the People’s Choice Award, the Canon PowerShot G12 (worth $849).

Then the People’s Choice Award hands the decision-making over to the public, who will be invited to vote for their favourite image on Facebook in June.

Aspiring photographers have until midnight on June 1 to submit their captured moments. Winners will be announced on June 21 and all entries will be eligible for the major prize and inclusion in a public exhibition to be held in Auckland.

The judging panel includes Tony Bradbourne, creative director, Special Group; Norrie Montgomery, photographer, The A List; and Hannah Johnston, photographer, Getty Images.

Keep an eye on the latest entries here and check out more details on the competition here.

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