New Zealand Fashion Week
22 - 28th August 2016

Photography Competition 2016


The 2016 NZFW Photography Competition


Have you ever wanted to be a fashion photographer?

This is your chance to be an apprentice photographer at New Zealand Fashion Week 2016!

NZFW is looking for aspiring photographers to come along for the ride at this iconic New Zealand event. You will get the opportunity to shoot models backstage and on the catwalk, this could be the chance of a lifetime to launch your photography career.

This is a great opportunity to gain exposure and experience, network, meet the right people in the industry and most importantly take unique shoots of all areas of NZ’s hottest fashion event. 

You’ll be part of the action working on the runway, backstage and in the crowds with exclusive access. This opportunity is not for the faint hearted, be ready to push yourself - time is tight, the shows are jam-packed and deadlines have to be met. 

All finalists have a chance to win an amazing prize of a place in the Kingsize Studios Spring Break Program that will help you master the next stage of your photography career.

PLUS you will be working alongside some of New Zealand’s leading stylists and photographers, as well as experiencing New Zealand’s top designers – learning first-hand what it is like behind the scenes.

This year you will be mentored by professional photographer Michael Ng who is the official photographer at New Zealand Fashion Week and receive additional support through the wonderful tutors at Kingsize Studios.

The Grand Prize:

For nearly 20 years, Kingsize Studios have been providing solutions for photographers, cinematographers, and everyone in between.

The winner of this competition will receive a place in their next studio workshop, "Kingsize Spring Break". This is a one week intensive programme where participants will be immersed in the art and craft of photography. They will learn theory and technique and have the opportunity to put what they learn into practise with daily assignments. Students will be introduced to different aspects of photography and leave with the tools to continue learning, as well as a portfolio of great images!


Entry Details:

Please note we are no longer accepting entrants. Read full terms and conditions here.  

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Winner's Testimonial 2015


Luke Foley-Martin

Winning the 2015 New Zealand Fashion Week Photography Competition changed the future of my career in fashion photography. Being immersed in the environment at New Zealand Fashion Week connected me with influential and talented designers, models, make up artists and stylists. I learnt to understand how these people worked together in order to predict moments and capture them on camera. The buzz and energy from being around so many like-minded creatives was incredible, and this has driven me to continue working in the dynamic industry that fashion presents.

Thanks to all who supported me during my time in fashion week 2015, and my mentor Lisa Harrington. Here’s to another successful NZFW this year and good luck to all competitors!

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