What is Capture the moment?
Capture the moment is our photography competition for New Zealanders who have an intellectual disability or an intellectual disability and autism.
Building on the success of the IHC Art Awards, we wanted to showcase the talent of New Zealanders through a different medium.
The theme of this year’s competition will be “your Aotearoa, New Zealand".
We would love to see your photos of your Aotearoa. This could be a photo of the city or town you live in, the farm, the beach, sunset or sunrise, your favourite trees or flowers, animals, or even the way things look after a big storm, flood, or earthquake. This is a chance to share your Aotearoa!
How to enter
Entries will open Thursday 1 June 2023.
Entries will close 5pm on Friday 30 June 2023.
Entries will be submitted online using the Capture the moment online entry form.
Only one photograph per photographer may be entered. The photograph must have been completed in the last 12 (twelve) months with minimal help from others to be eligible.
Your photograph must come under the theme “your Aotearoa, New Zealand”.
Who can enter
Photographers must have an intellectual disability or an intellectual disability and autism and must be a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident of New Zealand aged 13 years or older at the time of entry.
Photographers DO NOT have to be using IHC / IDEA Services or Choices NZ. The photograph must have been taken by the photographer listed on the entry form, with minimal help from others.
Photographers aged between 13 to 17 will automatically fall in the Youth Award category.'
- Winner will receive $2,500
- Second place: $1,500
- Third place: $1,000
- Youth Award winner will receive $1,500
FOTO FEST in Hastings City
Our judges will select 30 finalists which will be exhibited at FOTO FEST in Hastings City.
If your artwork is selected as a finalist, your photograph must be then printed and framed and / or mounted and sent to us ready for exhibiting.
The photographs will be for sale with 100% of the sale proceeds going to the photographer.
FOTO FEST is a city-wide visual art and cultural event to take place within Hastings City including local galleries, community spaces, inside and out, local businesses and retailers from 15 to 25 September 2023.
FOTO FEST is managed by FOTO IWI, a creative charitable trust.
Guide for taking good photographs
How to take a good photo with your phone.pdf