Four Tauranga photographers have won prestigious awards in the 2016 Photographic Society of New Zealand's National Exhibition competition.

Tauranga resident photographer Allistair McAuslan snagged the George Chance Trophy and a Gold Medal for the Champion Colour Print for his print titled 'In Isolation'.

In Isolation. Photo/Allistair McAuslan
In Isolation. Photo/Allistair McAuslan

Mr McAuslan is a long-standing member of the Tauranga Photographic Society, and co-chaired and hosted last year's competition which was held in Tauranga.

Annette Johnston won the Arthur Bates Memorial Trophy and a Gold Medal for the Champion Monochrome Projected Image titled "Between Rounds', which showed a boxer resting between rounds in a boxing match.

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Both Jay Drew and Jeanette Nee won Bronze Medals for their respective prints, 'Departure' and a nature print of an Australasian Harrier hawk.

Australasian Harrier Hawk. Photo/Jeanette Nee
Australasian Harrier Hawk. Photo/Jeanette Nee

The competition saw 1614 photographs entered from 333 photographers.

The exhibition, which will be held in Queenstown from April 22 to 25 will feature 530 photographs.

Departure. Photo/Jay Drew
Departure. Photo/Jay Drew