Photo Competition 2013

NZ Met Society Photo Competition 2013

This year we decided to arrange our photo competition via Facebook, in an attempt to raise interest amongst our membership in sharing their ideas using this medium.

19 photos were uploaded and there were 11 votes (4 of these by email rather than via facebook).

We had 175 unique visitors. We set ourselves the target of 100 likes, and achieved 45.


The winning entry was submitted by Alex Judd of Wellington,

“Photographed on a very stormy afternoon in Wellington, 10 Sep 2013, York Bay, Eastbourne.”

Alex wins a copy of Peter Holland’s “Home in the Howling Wilderness: Settlers and the Environment in Southern New Zealand” sponsored by Auckland University Press.

Second prize goes to Lynne Finlay of Auckland

“The Waitemata harbour’s weather couldn’t make up its mind, so we had a bit of everything at once.”

Lynne wins a copy of “The New Zealand Weather Book” by Erick Brenstrum, sponsored by MetService New Zealand.

Six photos scored one vote each and so these were all judged third equal and are each awarded a copy of the MetService 2014 Weather Calendar, sponsored by MetService.

These are (in no particular order) :

Jan MacKenzie : “Intricate frost design on my black ute, Ranfurly, Central Otago, 26 March 2012”



David Hardy: ”Sunrise at the start of a Nor’wester which provided dramatic velvety skies; New Brighton Pier, 2 July 2013”


David Jones of Picton: “Clouds over hills south Wellington from Cook Strait, 26 Aug 2013”


Dougal Hilson of Nelson “Taken at sunrise from near Tasman River looking towards Aoraki Mount Cook, as stormy weather approaches.  I was amazed at the complex and ever-changing form of the Cirrostratus, Cirrocumulus, Altocumulus and Altostratus visible in this powerful weather system.”



Nick Mcilroy of Canterbury: “Icy Lake Sarah”


and Sophia Mckenzie of Taumarunui “Morning sunrise in the King Country, just out of Te Awamutu”


Thanks to all those who contributed, and congratulations to the winners. 

They have been contacted and shall soon have their prizes posted.

Bob McDavitt for the NZ Met Society.