Christchurch Photo Hunt

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

2019 is our 10th Photo Hunt. This year’s theme is:

Encounter Our Stories

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

These photographs will help to create a picture of our city’s heritage.

We are proud partners with Beca Christchurch Heritage Festival 2019 and are grateful for the support of Spark and Star Media.

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

How to enter

You can bring in your photo to your local library and we will scan it and return it to you or you can submit online. We share the images with a Creative Commons License Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0, International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).

Your photograph will be uploaded to the Discovery Wall where it can be viewed on the website, on the large wall at Tūranga, or on the mobile Discovery Wall that will be at South Library for the month of October.

Entries for the Photo Hunt are not yet open.


Prizes of Spark vouchers will be 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.