Get snap happy this February with the 2019 TIA photo competition which gives artistic tourism operators the chance to show off their photography skills by capturing what makes Aotearoa so unique as a destination, and as a country.  

This year’s theme is ‘Manaakitanga’ which translates as showing respect, hospitality, generosity and care for others. Photographers can think about how manaakitanga plays a key role in Māori society and our culture, and sums up the act of welcoming and sharing.  

Can you beautifully capture how we, as Aucklanders, look after our visitors in Auckland; how we show off hospitality; and what manaakitanga looks like in business or in our communities around the region?  

There are two awards up for grabs: the Judge’s Choice and People’s Choice. 

Entries will be accepted until Thursday, 28 February with winners of both awards announced on Friday, 8 March 2019. The best photos received each week will be featured on TIA’s Facebook page each Friday and open to voting by the public. The photo that receives the most ‘likes’ throughout the competition period will be the People’s Choice winner. 


Judge’s Choice: 

Free publicity for the member business – the winning image will be the hero image for TIA promotional material throughout 2019 

A $250 OfficeMax voucher 

An HP Sprocket Photo Printer worth $169, courtesy of Noel Leeming 

People’s Choice 

A $250 OfficeMax voucher 

An HP Sprocket Photo Printer worth $169, courtesy of Noel Leeming 

Winners can also choose from: 

2 tickets to this year’s New Zealand Tourism Awards Gala dinner OR 

4 tickets to a 2019 Discussing Tourism forum in the location of your choice or 1 ticket to the 2019 Tourism Aotearoa Summit 


Further information on photo requirements and submission details can be found here.

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