Taupō Museum's My Neighbourhood Photo Competition
The competition will be split into three age categories (primary school students - Years 1 to 6; Intermediate Students – Years 7 & 8 and High School/College students – Years 9 to 13) with prizes up for grabs for the winners in each group. Student entries will be accepted from 18 August to 21 September. Finalists will be judged by photographer David Cook and the museum curatorial staff, with the winners being announced on 3 October.
When photographer David Cook moved into Hamilton East, he was drawn to the colourful, creative and chaotic lives of his neighbours. With camera in hand, he explored back-yard mechanics to Sunday roasts, inventing an intimate documentary of a State Housing suburb in the 90s, moments before gentrification set in.
Exhibition Officer Kerence Stephens says she would like love to see kids and young people take inspiration from David Cook’s work “His photographs show a slice of life from that era. I’d love to see our local neighbourhoods through the eyes, and lenses of our young people.”
Enter now using our online form or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details and photo.