Uniquely Rotorua photo competition winner revealed

After 50 entries were whittled down to 10 finalists, a winner of The Daily Post photo competition has been found.

The competition, called Uniquely Rotorua, encouraged people to take photos of something which they think represents Rotorua.

The photos needed to be taken in November and submitted though a social network called Instagram, which is essentially a photo-sharing app. Once loaded to Instagram The Daily Post was tagged in the picture using the handle @rotoruadailypost. Photos also needed to be tagged with the hashtag #uniquelyrotorua.

All entries were then put on The Daily Post website, where readers could vote for their favourite.

The 10 photos with the most votes became the finalists, from which photographers picked a winner.

The Daily Post chief photographer, Stephen Parker, said the calibre of the entries was high.

After much discussion, Mr Parker and fellow The Daily Post photographer Ben Fraser came to a decision on the winning photo.

The winning image was submitted by Dan, whose Instagram handle is @mckenzierd. His photo is of three people enjoying one of Rotorua's waterfalls.

Mr Fraser said the photo made good use of the effects available on Instagram and also successfully managed to capture a moment.

The photographers picked two other photos for which they said the photographer needed to be highly commended. They were images submitted by users with the handles @liteshade and @hodgeman.








The winner will enjoy dinner and a movie courtesy of sponsors The Kurious Kiwi restaurant and Reading Cinemas.

To view all of the images which were submitted, view our photo gallery below.



- Rotorua Daily Post

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