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2018 Otago Wildlife Photography Exhibition People's Choice

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With the 2018 Otago Wildlife Photography Exhibition closing this Sunday, the time has come to announce the winner of this year’s People’s Choice Award.

Museum visitors and photography fans submitted over 2800 votes this year, which resulted in the first ever tie for first place.

Carolena Booth, who captured Skateboarder Basil, and Jemma Bezuidenhout with her entry Flying Pup, will take home canvas prints of their photos, created by Jonathan’s Photo Warehouse. Both winners were entrants in the Pet – 14 years and under category.

With an ever increasing number of entries, both photographic (2332) and video (53), the Otago Wildlife Photography Competition offers a unique opportunity for amateur photographers to have work displayed publicly, thanks to the generous support of Jonathan’s Photo Warehouse, Canon and the Otago Daily Times.

The 2019 Otago Wildlife Photographers Competition will be the 20th anniversary of the event and planning has commenced for acknowledgement of this milestone.

You can see Skateboarder Basil and Flying Pup in the 2018 Otago Wildlife Photography Exhibition, on display in the Museum’s Special Exhibitions Gallery until 5pm this Sunday 8 July.


 Images: Skateboarder Basil by Carolena Booth (left) and Flying Pup by Jemma Bezuidenhout.