Photo Competition Display

Live Wood Sculpture Demonstration
Join sculptor Andrew Steven for a live demonstrates throughout the day while creating a wooden artwork.
Time is TBD
Lake Tekapo Domain,
Lake Tekapo 7999, New Zealand


Have you got what it takes to be the 2021 create. Photographer of the Year?

We’re calling on all levels of photographers to enter our Photo Competition as part of the  Mackenzie Book & Art Festival 2021.


We believe the Mackenzie is one of the best locations in the world, and for good reason! Whether it’s our crystal clear lakes, our rugged alpine mountains our pure night skies or the characters that make us unique, we’d love to see what you think is the best of the Mackenzie Region.


We’ve got some amazing prizes up for grabs, along with a $1,000 cash prize for our overall winner. 12 Finalists will be selected with their image and caption displayed on photo boards in the Twizel Town Centre during the festival and included in the 2022 Mackenzie Book & Art Festival Calendar.

Entries must have been taken after January 1, 2020, and ONLY within the Mackenzie Region, New Zealand. If you are unsure of the region boundaries, please click here to check.


Entries are open from Tuesday, June 1 2021 until Friday, July 30 2021.

Please read our Terms and Conditions for entry requirements.

Entries now closed

Complete the form below to enter our competition. Please ensure your image is under 15MB to ensure it is able to be uploaded. We may request your image in higher resolution if you are a finalist.

All finalists will be notified in mid-August 2021.