New Zealand's top photojournalim shots

The New Zealand National Photojournalism Competition, run by the New Brighton Photography Club, annually seeks out the best photojournalism shots from photo enthusiasts throughout the country. D-Photo is proud to present the winning images of the 23rd National Photojournalism Competition:

Champion image 2014:

D_01_Grassroots Determination_Jo McCarthy

Jo McCarthy, Grassroots determination (also Digital category first place)

Print category

First place:

P_01_David Ferrer_Liz Hardley FPSNZ AFIAP LRPS

Liz Hardley, David Ferrer


Second place:

P_02_The Chase Pack_Liz Hardley FPSNZ AFIAP LRPS

Liz Hardley, The Chase Pack


Third place:

P_03_We're Going To Be On TV!!_Jo McCarthy

Jo McCarthy, We're going to be on TV



P_Hon_Backhand Control_Liz Hardley FPSNZ AFIAP LRPS

Liz Hardley, Backhand control


P_Hon_Life on the Line_Alistair Phillips APSNZ

Alistair Phillips, Life on the line


P_Hon_One afternoon in Queen Street_Liz Hardley FPSNZ AFIAP LRPS

Liz Hardley, One afternoon on Queen Street


Digital category

Third place:

D_03_Bring em down cowboy_Jenny Atkins

Jenny Atkins, Bring 'em down



D_Hon_Classic Ana_Jo McCarthy

Jo McCarthy, Classic Ana


D_Hon_Come ON!_Newell Grenfell HonPSNZ FPSNZ FNPSNZ

Newell Grenfell, Come on!


D_Hon_Dragon Dance_Jianhuai Chen

Jianhuai Chen, Dragon Dance


D_Hon_Flag It_Bill Phillips

Bill Phillips, Flag it


D_Hon_Making a break to the winning post_Pauline Smith

Pauline Smith, Making a break to the winning post


D_Hon_Neatly balanced_Carolyn Elcock

Carolyn Elcock, Neatly balanced


D_Hon_On a Wing and a Prayer_Colin Holloway

Colin Holloway, On a wing and a prayer


D_Hon_Ouch That Fence Is Nearer_Anne Lambe

Anne Lambe, Ouch


D_Hon_Race to the line_Liz Hardley FPSNZ AFIAP LRPS

Liz Hardley, Race to the line


Sidecar Racing

Ron Willems, Red rules


D_Hon_Rough Ride_Shona Kebble APSNZ

Shona Kebble, Rough ride


D_Hon_Speedway Scramble_Ron McKie FPSNZ AAPS AFIAP ARPS

Ron McKie, Speedway scramble


D_Hon_Stock Sale_Helen Oliver

Helen Oliver, Stock sale


D_Hon_Stop the bull_Jenny Atkins

Jenny Atkins, Stop the bull!


D_Hon_There He Goes_Anne Lambe

Anne Lambe, There he goes


D_Hon_Unexpected Outcome_Georgie McKie FPSNZ AAPS AFIAP

Georgie McKie, Unexpected outcome

If you're interested in entering the 2015 National Photojournalism Competition be sure to keep tabs on the New Brighton Photography Club website.

One more week for Kids Photo Comp

Forest BoysThere is one week left to get your best kids images in to us for a chance at winning an exquisite Moleskine Photo Book Plus, get your image published in New Zealand's favourite photography magazine, and have it critiqued by a pro. You have until 5pm, Sunday, June 22 to submit images to the latest round of D-Photo's Kids Photo Comp: email them to with the subject 'Kids Photo Comp' and be sure to read the terms and conditions below.

Last issue's winner was Stacey Cavalier, a regular in this competition's pages. Her beautfiul monochrome image, Forest Boys, was chosen by our esteemed guest judge, wedding and portrait photographer Catherine Cattanach. She says the image immediately grabbed her attention:

I love the unusual composition, which I feel really works — the kids are balanced nicely by the patch of light between the trees at the top of the frame. The expressions are full of personality, these two look like such little characters. I like the way they are not both looking at the camera, as this emphasizes the relationship between them and adds interest.

Technically the image has been well handled, with good separation between subject and background. It’s a simple and strong image that I enjoy coming back to — very well done.

Congratulations also go out to our runners-up, who's excellent images are displayed below.

For your chance to have your favourite kids portrait critiqued by a pro, see your mage published in D-Photo and possibly win an elegant Moleskine Photo Book Plus, get your entries in for the next round by 5pm, Sunday, June 22.

Send entries to: 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, June 22

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 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

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Second place: Jo McCarthy, Grassroots Determination


Third place: Glenn Elvy, Fire and SMoke