Kaipātiki Photo Competition winners announced

Last Updated : 09 Apr 2018
Kaipatiki photo competition (4)
Photo: Francis Martin.

Keen local photo-snappers entered an annual photo competition in February and March hosted by the Beach Haven Birkdale Resident’s Association.

The competition was open to Kaipātiki residents and featured the theme ‘Life in Beach Haven and Birkdale’.

Judges considered all entries received from four sub-categories:

  • Man-made environment
  • The natural environment
  • Active or action sports or recreation
  • Conservation or sustainability

“It’s the fourth year of running the competition, and each year it gets a little bigger and better,” says Beach Haven Birkdale Resident’s Association Member and photo competition organiser Duncan Laidlaw.

“This year we got more entries from our community than previous years, and there were some real standouts which we were delighted to receive and share with OurAuckland,” says Laidlaw.

A free community exhibition showing all submitted images was held on Saturday 24 March at the Beach Haven Residents and Ratepayers Hall. The competition’s winners were announced and awarded at the event.


Overall winner: Francis Martin for a photo of ‘Hannah at Hilders Park’ (see above)

Second place: Sean Gray for a photo of Kereru feeding on Loquats

Kaipatiki photo competition (3)
Photo: Sean Grey.

Special Mention: Guillaume Corgnet for 'The Boat', an image of Frank Larking's boat.

Kaipatiki photo competition
Photo: Guillaume Corgnet.

Man-Made Environment category winner

Guillaume Corgnet, for 'The Boat' image of Frank Larking's boat at sunset (see above)

Natural Environment category winner

Sean Gray for ‘You looking at me!’ of fantail in Shepherds Park

Kaipatiki photo competition (2)
Photo: Sean Gray.

Active or Action Sport or Recreation category winner

Guillaume Corgnet, 'Off the Wharf' of a man jumping off Beach Haven Wharf

Kaipatiki photo competition (1)
Photo: Guillaume Corgnet.

Conservation and/or Sustainability winner

Sean Gray, Just one more!, Kereru feeding on Loquats (see above)

This competition was made possible thanks to the support of Kaipātiki Local Board, Harvey Norman Photo Centre Wairau, Celebrating Communities Beach Haven Birkdale and Beach Haven Birkdale Residents Association.

Special thanks to our judges - Danielle Grant, Deputy Chair of the Kaipātiki Local Board, and Lisbeth Alley, Vice President - Beach Haven Birkdale Residents Association.

To find out more about the competition, please visit beachhaven.org.nz

Back to News