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Youth of Coromandel, get your cameras ready

A free photo competition aimed specifically at youth is coming to Thames-Coromandel.

Entries for the Coromandel Peninsula youth photography competition open on October 1, and close on November 30. 

Competition organiser Karen Moffatt-McLeod is encouraging anyone under the age of 18 to pick up a camera, phone, tablet or other photo-capable device and get snapping. 

“I have long felt that most photography competitions run nationally lack a specific youth focus or category,” Karen said. 

“There are a number of very talented youth involved in the arts on the Coromandel Peninsula and I would love to see their views.”

Entrants must live within the Thames Coromandel District Council area. 

There are two age groups for the competition: 11 years and under, and 12-17 years. 

Entrants can choose to enter the portrait category or the street/my community category, with a maximum of four photos submitted across the two categories. All entries must have been shot in 2023. 

Entries will be judged by photographers Shelley Harvey, Lia Priemus and Karen Moffatt-McLeod. There are prizes up for grabs, and the top three photos from each category will be showcased in an exhibition. 

Visit for details and to enter.