Submission open for Kids Photo Comp

First place

First place: Shannon Godfrey
D-Photo is once again seeking excellent family photography from its readers in the latest round of the Kids Photo Comp.

This new round has a deadline of February 9, so get the best shots of your kids in to us for a chance at winning an exquisite Moleskine Monograph from MILK Books, as well as have your image critiqued by a pro and published in the next issue of D-Photo.

The most recent round of the competition was judged by photographer Anna Munro, who picked Shannon Godfrey’s sweet, candid shot (displayed above) as the champion image.

Munro says the image initially struck her because of it's strong narrative.

“I can feel a sense of expectation in the baby’s face and I love that it is a sweet, honest moment in time that is artistically composed and captured,” she explains.

“The scale of the baby next to the father’s legs is very endearing, as is the outfit. To me the matching gumboots tell a story of a child who will grow into his father’s footsteps: one day the baby’s gumboots will be dirty from work, too.”

For more of the judge's comments and critiques pick up the latest issue of D-Photo.

Congratulations also go out to the round’s deserving runners-up, Debbie Harrison in second place and Robert Mackenzie in third, whose images are displayed below and printed in D-Photo 64, on sale now.

For your chance to score a spot in the next winners spread, have a read of the entry conditions:

Send entries to: editor@dphoto.co.nz with the subject ‘Kids Photo Comp’

Details to include: image title, camera used, focal length, aperture, shutter speed, iso, any additional equipment

Image requirements: around A4 size at 300dpi, JPEG file

Deadline: 5pm, February 9

Terms and conditions

  • To enter you must be the photographer of the submitted content and either the legal copyright holder or have permission from the copyright holder
  • Images should be around A4 size at 300dpi – file size is a clue, if it’s less than 1MB it’s probably not print quality
  • Images should not be watermarked
  • Images should not have been previously published (personal blogs, websites and social media sites are fine)
  • You may enter as many images as you like, but entries must not have been submitted in previous D-Photo competitions
  • You fully indemnify D-Photo and its sponsors against any claims arising from third parties in the event that your submitted image infringes intellectual, property or model rights if published by D-Photo and its sponsors for promotion or acknowledgment of the competition and exhibition
  • Entrants retain copyright to their images and agree that D-Photo may use material submitted in whole for promotion or acknowledgment of the competition and exhibition
  • Entrants agree submitted material may be cropped for editorial and layout purposes and that such altered images may be credited to them
  • Non-compliance with the competition criteria will disqualify entries
  • Prizes are not transferable and may not be exchanged for cash
  • No entries will be accepted after stated deadlines

For further inquiries please contact editor@dphoto.co.nz

Second place

Second place: Debbie Harrison
Third place

Third place: Robert Mackenzie

D-Photo 63 out Monday

Cover 63
Time to get in that summer state of mind; the final issue of D-Photo for the year hits shelves on Monday and it's packed with stunning imagery and helpful tips for shooting in the summertime, capturing candid holiday moments, perfecting your family photography, and all the best photo gifts for the Christmas stockings.

Here's a taste of what's on offer this issue:

D-Photo Christmas Gift Guide: the best photography gifts for all budgets, from cameras and accessories to Christmas card printing and workshop vouchers.

Richard wood

Richard Wood

Portrait of a champion: portrait artist Richard Wood tells us how keeping the creative wheels spinning helps overcome the daily grind and produce award-winning images.

Meet the scholars: take a look at fresh work from 11 of New Zealand’s most promising up-and-comers.

Craig Levers

Craig Levers

Summer photography: sun-loving photographers Craig Levers, Tessa Chrisp and Stephen Robinson share their unique approaches to capturing a Kiwi summer.

Authentic family photos: top family photographers Holly Spring, Karyn Worthington and Anna Munro teach us to get warm, creative shots of the whānau, be they formal portraits or casual family gatherings.

Karyn Worthington

Karyn Worthington

Arctic adventure: travel photographer Chris McLennan crosses another location off his to-do list as he turns his lens on the Arctic’s polar bears.

Shoot your Christmas cards: local legend Jackie Ranken busts out the family album to look at different approaches to holiday portraits.

Tropical traipsing: Andy Belcher cranks out one of Nikon’s latest goodies in beautiful Niue

Paul Petch

Paul Petch

Good with children: Paul Petch looks at eight simple tips to get your head in the zone when tackling the boundless energy of youth on a shoot.

Ring flash basics: Luke White explains the many and varied uses of a ring flash, from distinctive portraits to macro work.

Generation why: Mareea Vegas talks to emerging photographer Fraser Chatham about the new breed of 'hybrid photographers'.

Fraser Chatham

Fraser Chatham

Better group shots: Mead Norton solves readers’ common problems with the family portraits.

Sketchy: Hans Weichselbaum walks us through the digital editing process of transforming a photo to a pencil sketch

Head to your local newsagent come Monday for all that and much more in D-Photo 63, or pick up a copy online here.