Photography Competition

2020 Photography Competition

As part of our ongoing promotion of dams, canals, and stopbanks, NZSOLD are looking for photographs that illustrate the importance and magnificence of water-retaining structures in New Zealand. We are running a photography competition to collect photographs that showcase our dams and appurtenant structures here in New Zealand or work that our engineers are doing overseas.

2018 Winner: Kerryn Swanepoel Lower Nihotupu Dam Spillway2018 Runner-up: Nicola Ponsonby Ruataniwha Dam and Spillway

The photographs can be of any type of engineered dam (including appurtenant structures, canals, or stopbanks; but not natural or landslide dams) and we are looking for a wide range of photographs to demonstrate the benefits of dams and reservoirs.

1st prize of $300; 2nd Prize of $200; or 3rd Prize of $100, and a complimentary copy of the book “Walls for Water”.

All photographs will also be published on the NZSOLD website.
Entries are now open. Please submit your photographs by email to, accompanied by the completed entry form. Closing date for entries is Friday 25th September 2020 and the winners will be announced in conjunction with a NZSOLD technical event in November 2020.

Full details and rules can be found below.