In NZ time, that will be Tuesday 16th July, from 2AM to 7AM.

Tauranga Photographic Society Annual Members Photo Salon 

(Replaces the existing format for the TPS Club Champs)

Photo Salon Exhibition, Dinner and Presentations: 15 August 2019

Presentation Evening 15 August 2019 : (Guests are welcome) $35.00 per person
Venue: Sir Tristan Room, Tauranga Racecourse
Start Time: 6.00PM
Entries Open: 01 June 2019 (Entry via this website)
Entries Close: 30 June 2019
Judging: 4 August 2019

(Prints must be handed into Ian Purden, by Thursday 18 July which is the second club meeting in July)

Dinner: Ingrid Ronner is taking Dinner Bookings, the last day for booking the dinner is 1st August.



Digital and Print (separately)

  • Gold Medal (Champion Image)
  • Silver Medals (Up to Two)
  • Bronze Medals (Up to Three)
  • Honours Certificates (up to six)
  • Commended Certificates (up to 50% of all entries)

Themed Awards: (The Themed Awards will exclude the Champion Image Gold Medal.)
A Gold Medal for each theme will be awarded.  The 2019 Themes are:

  • Nature 
  • Monochrome

C and B Grade Awards:
A trophy (to be retained by the winner) for the winner, and 2nd and 3rd place certificates for the highest number of points for entrants who as at 30 May 2019 are: 

  • C Graders 
  • B Graders



 Kaye Davis GMNZIPP

An internationally awarded photographer, Kaye is the current NZIPP Chair of Honours and NZIPP Board Representative.

Following 18+ years teaching photography, arts, and design, Kaye has returned to the creative industry as a photographer and designer, incorporating her love of landscape, illustrative and portraiture.

“The photographic medium for me has always been about pushing the boundaries of what photography is or how it can be represented, by always trying to bring a different eye to the world around me. While a large part of my work is constructed (created) as part of a vision, this is also balanced at times with in-camera images.”



Grand Master of Photography (NZIPP)

Master of Photography II (AIPP)

2013 NZ Professional Photographer of the Year

2013 Australian Illustrative Photographer of the Year

2018, 2014, 2013 and 2011 New Zealand Creative Photographer of the Year 

2015 and 2012 Finalist - NZ Creative Photographer of the Year 

2013 Finalist - NZ Illustrative Photographer of the Year



 Ilan Wittenburg FPSNZ FNZIPP

Ilan’s journey as a photographer began relatively recently in 2011 but he was quickly recognized as one to watch, winning a plethora of national and international awards. He is now thrilled to be working in an eye-opening field that enables him to get amongst New Zealand’s culture.

The people, the atmosphere and the landscape here have contributed to Wittenberg’s shift into a photographic career, where he enjoys exercising his creative spirit. In 2014 Wittenberg was given the wonderful opportunity of presenting three themes of photography on Auckland’s scenic waterfront.

Titled Black, White & Colour, it was his first endeavor to share his creations with the public in a solo exhibition, featuring portraiture, landscape and fine art. He says it was an invigorating experience to delve into, exploring his competence in creating abstract pieces. Wittenberg aimed to break through the clutter of the thousands of images we see daily by telling a story through his work, emphasizing the potential which photography has to touch peoples’ lives.

During 2015, Wittenberg had the opportunity to pursue one of his true passions: documenting people in the Old City of Jerusalem. His exciting journey took him through twisted and narrow streets where merchants are proud to market their goods. Ilan’s unique eye and his ability to create quick rapport with his subjects enabled him to produce a compelling portfolio of monochrome photographs, capturing their character and the special atmosphere using ambient light only. Faces of Jerusalem was chosen to be exhibited at Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery in early 2016 and was featured in f11 Magazine as well as in Art New Zealand magazine and D-Photo Magazine. Ilan won the Travel Photographer of the Year award from TRAVCOM for selected photos from this collection

Ilan went on to become a Finalist of both the Documentary category and the Portrait Classic category in the 2015 Iris Awards by the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography. Wittenberg then won the prestigious honour: 2015 Auckland Photographer of the Year and became a Fellow of the Photographic Society of New Zealand. 

Ilan’s latest project Bare Truth is a captivating collection of portraits of New Zealand men who are humble, courageous and vulnerable. Their edgy portraits are presented in monochrome to emphasize their shape and form, using simple background to eliminate distractions so the viewer can focus on their body language and facial expression. The Bare Truth portfolio was chosen to be exhibited at the 2016 Head On Photo Festival in Sydney as well as the Signature Programme of the 2016 Auckland Festival of Photography. In 2016 Iris Awards Wittenberg won The Highest Scoring Print award for a set of nine portraits from this collection and became 2016 Auckland Photographer of the Year. It was featured in multiple news media including STUFF, Our Auckland, TV3 Story, The Wireless and Sunday Star Times. 

Ilan won the Portrait category and the Grand Prize at the 2018 Sony Alpha awards. His wining photo was featured on the cover of D-Photo magazine together with a feature story from his travel to Morocco. He is an active judge in photo competitions by the Photographic Society of NZ as well as by the NZ Institute of Professional Photography, who awarded him the title 2018 Auckland Photographer of the year! He is also a committee member of the Auckland branch of the NZIPP.

Greg Wilson

Greg has been on his photographic journey for four decades. In that time he has seen a few changes, but still considers photography to be one of the great communication mediums in today’s world.  He is a photographer, educator, mentor and gallery owner.

Greg's photography has won him many awards both nationally and internationally, culminating in being selected as a finalist in the Hasselblad Masters Awards.

His work has been exhibited in galleries throughout New Zealand, as well as in London, Hong Kong, New York and Sweden. Greg's newest landscape series is soon to be exhibited in New York. Greg lives in Mount Maunganui and was a guest speaker at Tauranga Photographic Society in May. visit his website


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