The Apiculture NZ National Photography Competition 

In 2023, all entries to the ApiNZ National Photography Competition will be made online.


ApiNZ will print out photo entries to display at Conference.  For this reason, we have introduced an entry fee of $5 per photo or per 4 photos for Essay Print category.  Entrants can enter up to a maximum of two photos in each category (excl. Essay prints – max 4 photos).

The Competition has seven categories:

  1. Close-up print – subject must relate to apiculture
  2. Scenic print – apiary subject such as flowers, hives, etc.
  3. Portrait print – person involved in any part of the apiculture industry
  4. Essay prints – a set of four images depicting beekeeping, honey production etc.
  5. ‘Oh Darn!’ – for those ‘oops’ moments that occur during beekeeping
  6.  Beekeeper Business Challenge – get your beekeeping business to send in a photo of your ‘office’ (apiary site/s).  Who’s got the best in the country?
  7. Mobile Phone Snaps – an apiculture moment captured on your phone NEW CATEGORY

ApiNZ will print off all photos for display at the 2023 Conference at a size of 8x12in or 4x6in for essay prints.


Each image will be judged on a scale of points to determine the overall winner in each category.  The Supreme Winning photo will be the image that scored highest overall.  Delegates at Conference will vote for their favourite image as part of the ‘People’s Choice Award’.  Winners of the Supreme Winning Photo and The People’s Choice Award will be made at the Gala Dinner on Friday 30 June 2023.

Competition terms and conditions*

  • The ApiNZ National Photography Competition is open only to current financial members of Apiculture NZ.
  • Entry to the ApiNZ National Photography Competition will only be considered complete when payment has been received in full.
  • All photo entered must be your own work.
  • All entries must be submitted as digital photo files (jpegs, jpgs or png files).
  • Photo files must be named using the name of the photographer and the category entered.  You can include the name of the photo and the company you work for, if you wish.  For example:  LianeSmith_ScenicPortrait_View from Hives.jpg
  • All photos must be at a resolution of 300dpi or higher.  For more information on how to find out the resolution of your photo go here.
  • ApiNZ will print off photographic entries to be displayed at Conference. We reserve the right to print only those photos supplied at the correct resolution.
  • All entries must be received by 5pm, Friday 16 June 2023.
  • Photos may be black and white or full colour with no borders, they must fit full page.
  • We will not accept a photo that has overlaid logo or text. Additionally we will not accept a photo sent inside a Word document or PDF, or as a link to be downloaded.
  • Entrants agree that any photographs entered may be used by Apiculture NZ in publications or promotional activities. Apiculture NZ will ensure photo credits are used.
  • The judges’ decision is final.

The Supreme Winner of the 2022 National Photography Competition was Revati Vispute for this image.

A big thank you to the sponsor of the Apiculture NZ National Photography Competition: NZ Beeswax