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Call for photos for KMB's Motueka 2018 calendar

May 2nd, 2017

The success of the Motueka 2017 calendar means a repeat for 2018, and Keep Motueka Beautiful is calling for contributed photos to be used in the sequel.

Last year's calendar (pictured), which had 1000 copies and was available at several cafes and Motueka i-Site, sold out before December, netting a profit of over $6000.

This has enabled the committee to advance several beautification projects in Motueka's reserves and parks, as well as ensure the High Street flower baskets could be displayed again this spring.

Given that success, 1500 copies of the Motueka 2018 calendar will be printed, with a forecast profit of around $10,000 enabling even more projects to be done next year.

KMB has already requested Motueka Camera Club members to contribute from their selections of photos showing Motueka to the world, and now the call is out for anyone who has taken some great shots to submit them for consideration.

The deadline for submissions is May 31st, to enable selection, design and printing to be done by the start of August.

A total of 17 photos will be used - one for each month, one for the front cover and four for the descriptive pages. Last year about half of these were provided by Camera Club members and the rest by local amateurs.

Feedback suggests most of the calendars ended up overseas, with Motueka people buying them for gifts for friends and relatives to show them the beautiful area we live in.

While there are no payments for photos used, successful photographers receive two calendars for themselves and a friend. Their work is also acknowledged with their names beside their photos.

The rules are simple:

  • Photos must show views or subjects such that people seeing them can identify them with Motueka and not just any place.
  • This year the selection panel will be looking particularly (but not only) for photos showing Motueka that include people doing things appropriate for the setting, such as bike riders on the cycle trail, swimmers at the beach, kayakers on water, walkers on tracks and picnickers in parks.
  • They must be of A4 shape, landscape orientation, and have a high-resolution version available for quality print. (Low resolution versions may be submitted initially, if sent by email.)
  • It will help if photos fit the seasons for each calendar month - summer, autumn, winter, spring.

The deadline for submissions is May 31st, and they should be emailed (or delivered on a USB stick by hand) to You may contribute up to 15 candidate shots.

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