Photo competition winners
Congratulations to our Photography Competition for Schools, Photographic Excellence winners.
Amateur photographers aged between five and 18 years old, were invited to take a photograph in Newmarket during August that included any aspect of the Newmarket Viaduct, to win fabulous prizes worth a total value of $4,000.
Maxine Freeman from St Cuthbert’s College won both the TSB Photographic Excellence 16 to 18 year age category, and the Westfield and NGA Newmarket Grand Prize for her stunning night time shot.
Kate Delbridge from Remuera Intermediate won the TSB Photographic Excellence 13 to 15 year age category.
Jeremy Blackman from Swanson School won the TSB Photographic Excellence 10 to 12 year age category.
Kathryn Seymour from St Cuthbert’s College won the TSB Photographic Excellence 5 to 9 year age category.
Pictured are L to R; Mike Booth, NGA Newmarket Project Manager; Elizabeth Collins, NGA Newmarket Communications and Stakeholder Manager; Maxine Freeman from St Cuthbert’s College, TSB 16-18 yr category Photo Excellence and Westfield 277 Broadway Grand Prize winner; Ashley Church, Chief Executive, Newmarket Business Association; Nettie Bird, NGA Newmarket Communications and Stakeholder Liaison; Kathryn Seymour from St Cuthbert’s College, TSB 5-9 yr category winner; Jeremy Blackman from Swanson School, TSB 10-12 yr category winner and Kate Delbridge from Remuera Intermediate School, TSB 13-15 yr category winner.
We had 164 entries in the end so a big thank you to all those who took part!
Already the Newmarket Viaduct Replacement Project team has established strong links with nine schools from the surrounding area, and is committed to ensuring all local kids have the opportunity to benefit from having a world leading project delivered literally on their doorstep.
From learning about the huge engineering and business complexities inherent in projects such as these from the international project team, to finding out more about the local heritage and landscape and how Newmarket was formed by the surrounding volcanoes, there is plenty to discover.
All our senior project staff are on hand to address school groups about their chosen vocation or aspects of the project, either out at schools or in our own Visitors' Centre.
And for those of a more artistic persuasion, there are a myriad of creative opportunities ahead, such as the art and photo exhibitions to be displayed on our site hoardings and inside the Visitors' Centre.
Websites of schools involved
- St Cuthbert's College(external link)
- St Michaels Parish Primary(external link)
- Epsom Girls Grammar School(external link)
- Remuera Intermediate School(external link)
- King's School(external link)
- Victoria Avenue School(external link)
- Newmarket Primary School(external link)
- Auckland Grammar School(external link)
- Diocesan School for Girls(external link)
- Swanson School(external link)
Opportunities for involvement
- Presentations / lectures / conversations with local and international experts in the fields of:
- Commercial business models
- Urban design
- Landscape architecture
- Environmental management
- Locally-themed mural for Broadway
- Project-themed art and photographic exhibitions
- Development of a volcanic walkway for Newmarket
- Helping with planting and maintenance of landscaped sites
For more information about the Newmarket Viaduct Replacement Project schools programme, or to get involved, please call 0508 CONNECT (266 6328) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.