Cement Works by Heidi Yap
Left, Point Wells by Kara McNeil and right, Pohuehue by Sarah Clark
A tranquil shot taken at the Warkworth cement works has been chosen as the winning entry in the Hidden Gems section of the Bayleys “This Is Us” photo and video competition.
The photo is the work of amateur photographer Heidi Yap, who moved to the area with her family five years ago.
Chief judge Peter Young described the winning image as a well composed photo that captured the best of one of the area’s favourite hidden gems.
Second place went to Kara McNeil’s photo of the pohutukawa shaded jetty at Point Wells and third was Sarah Clark’s shot taken at the Pohuehue viaduct.
Judges were impressed with the range of photos entered in the hidden gems section, which captured fresh perspectives on many familiar special places in the region.
The competition is being run by Matakana Coast Tourism in four sections and there is still time to enter the last two categories:
• Outdoors – nature, landscape and wildlife (entries close March 31)
• Food and beverage (entries close April 30).
The video section has also been extended until the end of April.
Monthly winners each receive $500, while second and third placegetters receive $300 and $200, respectively. There is no limit on the number of images a person can enter. To find out more, including terms and conditions, go to: www.bayleys.co.nz/inthenorth/thisisusphotocompetition