Christchurch Photo Hunt

The Christchurch Photo Hunt is our annual heritage image competition. It ran from Tuesday 1 October to Thursday 31 October. Winners were announced on Monday 2 December 2019.

2019 was our 11th Photo Hunt. The theme was:

Encounter Our Stories

Share stories of your encounters, with the city, your community, with friends or nature.

View past photo hunt images on the Discovery Wall in Tūranga, the mobile Discovery Wall, and on the website


Entry photos were brought libraries for scanning and then returned. We also accepted online submissions. We share the images with a Creative Commons License Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0, International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).

All photographs will be uploaded to the Discovery Wall where they can be viewed on the website, on the large wall at Tūranga, or on the mobile Discovery Wall.

View Christchurch Photo Hunt 2019 entries.


Prizes of Spark vouchers were awarded to the winners of each category and to an overall winner.

Previous Photo Hunts

Christchurch City Libraries has run a Photo Hunt since 2008. People have shared their photographic memories to help us build our collection and make sure their story is told. 

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