Show us what Matariki looks like to you! To celebrate Matariki this year, HB Williams Memorial Library is running a photography competition for rangatahi up to the age of 21 years.  There are two briefs to choose from if you are up for the challenge.  Good luck and have fun.



Pick one of the briefs below.  Use any device of your choice to capture an image that best represents the brief.  Give your image a title and provide a brief explanation of your image.  Submit your image online in JPEG format.  Entries close 11.59pm June 30, 2024.



Show us what these mean to you. 

1. Ka mahuta a Matariki i te pae, ka mahuta ō tātou tūmanako ki te tau

When Matariki rises above the horizon, our aspirations rise to the year ahead.

2. Nga mihi o te tau hou māori

Happy māori new year.


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1. By submitting a completed entry you are agreeing that the information provided to HB Williams Memorial Library is true, current, and complete.

2. Submissions must be submitted by 11.59pm June 30, 2024.

3. Any photos submitted after the cut-off date will not be accepted.

4. No Signature or creator information should be included in the submitted work. Your name should only appear on your entry form.

5. All submitted photos must be owned by the person submitting the work.  Entries submitted will be acknowledged upon submission.

6. The entrant must be the exclusive owner of full copyright of photograph(s) submitted. For the avoidance of doubt, this also prohibits the use of AI generated photographs.

7. Any photos submitted which infringe on copyright law will be disqualified.

8. By submitting your photo you are giving HB Williams Memorial Library permission to use your photo. Photo use could include publicity of the event, social media platforms and website use.

9. Winners will be notified by email or phone by July 5, 2024.

10. HB Williams Memorial Library’s decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.  



Who can enter?
Rangatahi under the age of 21 years living in the Te Tairawhiti Gisborne District Region

When is the deadline?
11.59pm June 30, 2024

How do I enter?
Submissions can be made online

What are the prizes?
We have three gift card prizes up for grabs

When will I know if I have won a prize?
By July 5, 2024.