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In our first photo competition we discovered our members’ photography talents — now we want to see more of it! We invite all branches to our second annual NZTCA photo competition, in memory of professional photographer and dedicated tree cropper Dick Robert.
Category 1: a photo featuring TREE CROPS – trees, shrubs and other plants, produce and products of interest to tree croppers.
Category 2: a photo featuring TREE CROPPERS – the people involved in the NZTCA, or members and the public attending tree crop events.
Our competition runs in two rounds.
Round one: each branch organises their own internal competition or selection process, then submits two photos to the national secretary. The two submitted photos can belong to one or both categories.
Round two happens at national level. A judge will be appointed by the Auckland branch, which is hosting the 2020 national tree crops conference. This judge will appraise the about 28 photos that were submitted by the branches.
There will be prize certificates for best in category 1 and best in category 2.
One photo will be declared the national overall winner. The person who submitted the winning photo will hold the NZTCA Photo Competition Trophy for one year, then pass it on to the next winner.
ENTRIES TO ROUND ONE
All members of NZTCA are eligible to enter the competition; all entrants must have taken the submitted photos themselves. The judge of round two and their immediate family are ineligible to compete.
Please beware that photos must not breach peoples’ right to an expectation of privacy, and that photos of children are permitted exclusively with the written permission of a parent or legal guardian.
3. Photo format, size, editing
You can enter a photo that was taken anywhere, at any time. Cropping and adjustments for brightness and contrast are the only modifications that are permitted. The photos must be in .jpeg or .jpg format, between 1 Mb and 5 Mb in size, and of good quality when viewed at the size of a computer screen. A scan of a print or transparency is acceptable.
4. Photographer’s submissions, consent
Entries must be submitted to the branch to which the photographer currently belongs.
By submitting an entry, the entrant consents to their photo(s) being used by NZTCA in print and online, including in the TreeCropper, on the NZTCA webpage and in their social media, and for NZTCA promotional purposes.
ENTRIES TO ROUND TWO
The Branch Committee is responsible for selecting which photos are sent by them to the national secretary.
A maximum of two photos per branch will be accepted in round two. Those two photos can be either both of the same category, or one per category.
Each photo file must be labelled using the format “YYYY MM DD, Category, Name, Branch” (e.g. 2020 01 23 One Jonny Appleseed Auckland).
Files must be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline of 5:00 pm on 15 February 2020.
The Auckland branch will appoint an independent judge for round two. The national secretary will remove the photographers’ names and branch details before forwarding the images to the judge.
Photos will be judged on technical excellence, composition and subject matter.
In each category, TREE CROPS and TREE CROPPERS, one “best in category” winner will be chosen from all valid entries. One overall national winner will then be chosen from the “best in category” winners.
The judge’s decision is final, and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into.
The NZTCA reserves the right to reject any entry at any time, without notice.
PRIZES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
The winners of “best in category” will receive a prize certificate.
The overall national winner will receive the New Zealand Tree Crops Association Photo Competition Trophy, to be held for one year. Certificates may be awarded for other achievements, with the agreement of the judge and conference committee.
The winner will be announced at the NZTCA Conference, online and in the TreeCropper magazine.
The Dick Robert Trust in Nelson has kindly donated funds to facilitate this event.
Auckland Branch – speaker Derek Craig on Sugar Sap as a crop from trees.
Download a PDF of the slides here.
2019 Annual Tree Sale Day
Venue: A & P Showgrounds, Katikati
On: Saturday July 20, 10am – 12.30pm
Enquires: 07 549 2795
Good variety of fruit and nut trees at reasonable prices plus other plant stalls from Katikati and other areas.
We aim to have early, mid season and late varieties of major fruit groups so gardeners have fruit all year round.
Cash payment only
Saturday 6 July 2019 – 9 am to 1 pm
Venue: Hamilton Gardens, Camellia Carpark
Enter Gate 2 from Cobham Drive. A short distance down the slope on the left is the entrance to the carpark where the stalls will be. Parking for buyers will be at the bottom of the hill or on the slope.
Everyone welcome: gardeners, lifestyle and small block holders, farmers, nurseries. You can buy and sell, look, talk trees and ask questions.
Buyers: The Waikato Branch of NZTCA will have a stall that includes a range of citrus trees and an assortment of fruiting plants suitable for the home garden.
There should be a good range of public stalls selling tree crops and plants, ornamentals, farm trees and natives, perennials, cuttings and produce.
There are no EFTPOS facilities so please bring cash.
Sellers: Set up and sell from your car-boot, trailer, ute or pavement. This is a great way to sell any trees, seedlings, herbs, garden plants, gardening-related equipment or any excess produce.
Please be aware that there are no pre-allocated sites so first in-best possie. Sellers should be set up by 8.30 am. To ensure public safety, there will be no traffic within the sales area after this time.
Commission on Sales: There are no site charges but a 10% commission on all sales is payable by sellers on the day. This money will be used to provide fruit and nut trees for the community (e.g. schools, rest homes, community gardens etc).
We would appreciate if sellers could let us know they are coming: email@example.com
At the 2019 Nelson Conference we celebrated the life of Dick Roberts through the inaugural photo competition.
Dick was a professional photographer, dedicated Tree Cropper, founder in 1973 of the Willing Workers On Organic Farms scheme (now known worldwide as WWOOFing) and in 1975 he helped establish the Nelson Tree Crops Association.
He travelled extensively taking photos for his collection. Dick’s 300 acre Todd’s Valley Farm was used as an educational centre for conservation and ecology work and for creative land use with an emphasis on tree crops for every microclimate. [Read more…] about Inaugural Dick Roberts Photo Competition 2019
This resource was funded by the Dick Roberts Community Trust.
G. R. (Dick) Roberts moved to Nelson in 1968 to develop 300 acres of gorse covered hillside in Todds Valley, as he could see its potential for a variety of tree crops. Dick was a professional natural history photographer, teacher, founding member of the New Zealand Tree Crops Association and a keen advocate for “tree crops for every micro-climate”, based on his own experiences and observations as a land owner.
Written by Peter Syms and Katrina Richards. Illustrations by Katrina Richards.
Published 2019 by NZTCA,
Fruit and Nut Trees for Every Microclimate – A Guide to Planting in Nelson & Marlborough (right-click and choose Save As… to download the PDF)
NZ Tree Crops Association welcomes Vera Burnside from Waihi to the role of Secretary on the national Management Committee. Katrina Richards has stepped down to devote more of her time to roles in Search and Rescue and the Meteorological Society of New Zealand.
Annie Barnes has stepped down as South Island Vice President. This role remains vacant. Expressions of interest can be sent to President David Whyte at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the contact form on this website. The role comes with funding for travel. You do not have to live in the South Island, although that is preferred.