Enter your best photographs in this prestigious photo competition. Entries must have a sea kayaking or coastal connection. Sorry but no mail entries. The competition is only for paddlers attending KASK Kayak Fest.


Photos may be entered for the following categories:

– Open (knock your socks off photos)

– Action (sea kayaking)

– Seascape (kayaks or people do not dominate the picture)

– Coastal / marine flora or fauna

– Kayaking bloopers / bugger! moments / salty humour


Please ensure your photo is submitted to the appropriate category.


  1. First, second and third places are awarded per category. First place in each of the categories will receive a prize. This year the prize is a $50 gift voucher from www.thecamerashop.co.nz
  2. Kayak Fest Paddlers’ Choice award – voted by paddlers attending the event – for the best overall photo. This year the prize for Paddlers’ Choice award is a $100 gift voucher from www.thecamerashop.co.nz


Four photos per photographer, per category.


– colour or black and white prints to a maximum size of A3.

– note on each photos rear: category, caption or locale, your name, mail address, email address.

– no slides please.

– images can only be edited with: cropping and resizing, lightening and darkening, dodging and burning, sharpening, and colour correction. In other words, images may be ‘tweaked’ to improve impact, but no manipulation such as cloning is acceptable.


Entries can be submitted on arrival at the Kayak Fest, and up to 8 am Saturday 4 March 2017

While every care is taken, KASK will not accept liability for damage to entries.

Usage of Photos:

Winning photos may be published in the New Zealand Sea Canoeist magazine (also known as the KASK Newsletter). Photo competition entrants agree to this, and agree to enter in discussion with KASK re their use in either KASK safety promotional material or the handbook.

Display of Photos:

The photos will be displayed throughout the weekend and the winners announced on Saturday night.

[Picture credit:  KASK 2010 winner of ‘Paddlers Choice’ – Steve Levett surfing at Tawharanui – photographer Ruth E. Henderson]