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Met Society Photo  competition  2019 

"Our early  explorers"

Competition   is now closed .

There  were 27  entries, and they  were all good.


We took  the popular  vote and the theme  into consideration and reduced the files  to 4 

for  the committee to have the  final  vote ,

seeking the  sleekest  for the  cover of our  annual journal


The  winning three  are



Te  Rerenga

Te Rerenga



It  was very  close with only 1 vote  separating  1st  and  2nd. 


Winners  will be individually notified and prizes will be posted soon.


Bob McDavitt for  Met  Soc.

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Official Rules

Copyright 2019   New Zealand Met Society 


Met Society Photo Competition 2019

On 6 October 1769, Captain Cook on the Endeavour sighted Young Nicks head and landed at Poverty Bay two days later. This year is the 250th anniversary of that event, but there were many explorers who landed on our shores before then. We invite you to enter our photo competition of the places our many early explorers visited or named prior to the end of 1770.

Looking forward to seeing the great photos people enter.



The winning image will be displayed on the cover of our annual Journal “Weather and Climate”


Prize for the winning photo is a copy of “ISLANDS: A New Zealand Journey” by Bruce Ansley (Photos by Jane Ussher) + an invitation to tour the MetService Operations in Kelburn, Wellington.


Second and Third prizes are the same: A copy of “The Cloud Collector’s Handbook” by Gavin Pretor-Pinney

+ an invitation to tour the MetService Operations in Kelburn, Wellington.



1.      We are seeking a photo of a place visited or named by our early explorers before end of 1770.  Interesting weather will excite us too.  Please ensure there are no identifiable people.

2.      Entry is open to any individual resident in New Zealand or any member of the NZ Met Society from any country.

3.      You can submit just ONE photo (per person).

4.      In the caption, tell us when and where it was taken, and which explorer visited or named the place.  Cropping and zooming of photos is allowed, however, no modifications or enhancements.


By entering the contest, entrants agree to have their entry displayed on the Met Society web site, and maybe on our Facebook page, or in our newsletter or Journal properly referenced without charge.

We reserve the right to remove entries, without notice, and for any reason.

Image owners retain all their other rights.



Anyone can click on and vote for any of the images they like, but only one vote per image per device.

By the end of October, we'll pick the top three, and our committee will pick the image that will be displayed on front page of next "WEATHER AND CLIMATE" journal.



The winner will be announced in November on our website and Facebook page, and at the Met Society November Conference.  It will also appear in our newsletter in Dec 2019.


Bob McDavitt, bobmcdavitt at hotmail dot com

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