Cantabrians are being asked to dust off their family albums, dig out any boxes of old snaps, and do their bit to preserve the region’s heritage.
Christchurch City Libraries annual Photo Hunt is an opportunity to discover photo treasures that will reconnect Cantabrians to cherish, celebrate and commemorate our past.
The categories are:
People – families, cultural and social events
Places – buildings, suburbs and the city
Two views in time – two photos of the same scene, place or person at different time periods.
Images can be from any era, depicting any facet of Christchurch’s growth, development, social life or events in the city’s past and present.
As well as helping to boost important historical records, entrants are in line for some great prizes, one of two iPad minis or a Kobo e-reader.
Everyday photos of people’s families, friends, places and events may seem ordinary enough when they are taken, but in time these images form an amazing visual record of the changing face of Christchurch, helping us all understand where we’ve come from as a city, says Christchurch City Libraries Content Manager Anne Anderson.
Images will be carefully scanned and returned. They can be viewed online at Kete Christchurch, a community sharing website.
Entries can be submitted at any Christchurch city library, or online.
Entries are open from Monday 29 September and close 5pm 31 October, with winners announced on 28 November 2014.
Judges’ biographical notes
Bridgit Anderson is a contributing photographer and project manager of exhibitions. Since 2004 she has been responsible for devising and implementing Place in Time’s highly successful educational programmes. As a documentary and portrait photographer, she has held a number of tertiary teaching positions at institutions both in New Zealand and in the United Kingdom. She is currently a visiting lecturer at the University of Canterbury
Rosemary Baird works for Heritage New Zealand in Christchurch where she develops events and outreach publications which promote an appreciation of built heritage. Rosemary has a doctorate in oral history and has worked on a range of oral history projects. She loves recording and archiving New Zealanders’ stories and photos. Her current oral history interests are memories of lost Christchurch and the construction of the Manapouri hydro scheme.