Welcome to Laurie Thomas New Zealand Landscape Competition 2017

Christchurch Photographic Society is pleased to welcome back previous and longstanding participants and to invite new competitors to the 21st annual Laurie Thomas New Zealand Landscape Salon; the pre-eminent yearly landscape salon held in New Zealand.

Can you please register and fill in all your details? This will not need to be entered each year unless you have details to change as in your mailing address.

Cost to Enter

The cost of entry for the 2017 Salon $25. Maximum of up to 4 images can be entered.

For your $25 entry fee, you will receive a printed colour catalogue of successful entries/awards. The top images receive medals. Laurie Thomas New Zealand Landscape trophy will be awarded to the Champion image.

The entry fee of $25 (up to four images) can be deposited into the CPS Bank account: 38-9009-0385753-00 with Your Name in "Particulars", your User ID number in "Code", and LTLS in the reference field. You can find your User ID number on the "My Account" menu, "My account Settings". It is a five, six or seven digit number.

Digital Images Only

All entries for the 2017 Salon must be entered online. No postal entries (mailed CDs) will be accepted. The Salon is limited to digital media only; no slides or prints are eligible for entry.

2016 Salon Catalogue

The Catalogue from 2016 can be downloaded from www.lauriethomassalon.com

This is the link to the 2016 av.


Laurie Thomas Landscape  Salon

To encourage creativity no prescriptive definition of “landscape” has been specified for the Laurie Thomas Landscape competition.

Wikipedia’s definition of “landscape” suggests the prevalent content of landscape images the:

“Landscape photography shows spaces within the world, sometimes vast and unending, but other times microscopic. Landscape photographs typically capture the presence of nature but can also focus on man-made features or disturbances of landscapes.”

Prescribing the nature of what might constitute a natural or man-made “landscape” would restrict photographers’ freedom of artistic expression. While we would not expect significant alterations to the physical facts we do wish to encourage entrants to present their own interpretation of their chosen subject matter.


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Opening Date for Entries 1st March, Closing date for entries is 26th May 2017 Results Available 12 July 2017

Southern Men to select Laurie Thomas landscapes in 2017

Entries in the Laurie Thomas New Zealand Landscape Salon will be assessed in Southland for the first time in 2017.

PSNZ Honours Board Chairman, Graham Dainty FPSNZ, will lead the Selection Panel comprising himself, Roger Wandless FPSNZ, FNZIPP and Kevin Tyree APSNZ. All three are well known landscape photographers with impressive records in regional and national salons, including the Laurie Thomas.   Graham achieved his PSNZ Fellowship with a portfolio of landscape images in 2004 and was appointed to the Honours Board in 2008. He has won three NATEX gold medals and his work is published widely.

Roger Wandless has published three books of New Zealand landscape photographs. He achieved his FPSNZ in 2014. He is also a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photographers (FNZIPP).

Kevin Tyree is a careful planner, known to go to great lengths to achieve his successful images. He is widely travelled and much sought after as a photographic speaker.

The Laurie Thomas Salon is assessed alternately in the North and South Island. It is exclusively for photographs of the New Zealand landscape.


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