2018 Doc Edge Festival Photo Competition

Doc Edge Festival is NZ’s only and Australasia’s premiere international documentary film festival, which the 13th edition will be held in Wellington 9-21 May & Auckland 23 May – 4 June 2018.

The Documentary NZ Trust is calling for original photographs to be submitted for the 2018 Doc Edge Festival campaign with the tagline: Life Unscripted

We are looking for unique photographs that celebrate people and life in New Zealand. The photos shown above were some of the finalists selected for the 2017 festival. Entrants do not have to be professional photographers. You may submit old photographs from your family albums or new ones.

How Do I Enter?

before submitting


before submitting
by 15 February 2018


by 15 February 2018
on 22 February 2018


on 22 February 2018

The following Terms and Conditions (T&C) govern the basis upon which the competition is conducted. Participation is deemed acceptance of these T&C.


1. For competition submission purposes, the photo can be reasonable resolution digital image (minimum 1MB). For winning entry, Doc Edge will request for a high resolution (minimum 300dpi) image later.

2. You can upload up to 3 photos for consideration

3. All submissions must be entered by midnight 15 February 2018


* The winners will be notified by email on 22 February 2018.

* The winning entry will feature as the 2018 Festival hero image on the Festival programme, print collaterals, social & digital media

* The winner will receive $1000 cash prize and full Festival Pass with access, include details and schedules will follow in due course. 

2018 Festival Photo Competition

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    * maximum up to 3 photos (recommended resolution 300dpi)