Member Spotlight

TIA Photo Competition - the winners!

Congratulations to Russ Hodgson, Canyonz Ltd, the winner of the 2018 TIA Photo Competition for his stunning photo, "Beginning the hike out after the ultimate adventure experience, Kauaeranga Valley, Thames, Coromandel".

The judges said it was a stunning photo, beautifully composed, that capture the theme 'delivering world leading visitor experiences.'

And with more than 480 likes on TIA’s Facebook page, Jessica Taylor’s photo of a chef in action at the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor in Wellington is the clear winner of the People’s Choice Photo. 

Russ and Jessica and their TIA member companies both win some fantastic prizes. Thanks to everyone who entered this year’s competition. We received hundreds of great photos and will profile many of them in T-Mail and other TIA promotional material throughout 2018. Thanks to our competition sponsor and TIA strategic partner Westpac for their support.


Jessica Taylor James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor 

 People's Choice Award winner, by Jessica Taylor, James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor


Fantastic prizes!

The winning image – the Judges’ Choice Photo

For the member company:

  • Free publicity – the winning photo will be TIA’s hero image, used in our promotional material throughout 2018
  • $350 OfficeMax Voucher
  • $250 credit to next year’s TIA membership fee
  • Two free tickets to a TIA Discussing Tourism Forum

For the photographer:


People’s Choice Photo

For the member company:

  • $250 credit to next year’s TIA membership fee
  • Two free tickets to a TIA Discussing Tourism Forum
  • $350 OfficeMax voucher

For the photographer:


Conditions of entry

Click here to read the small print. 


Thanks to Westpac

A big thanks to this year’s photo competition sponsor, TIA Strategic Partner Westpac

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Past winners!


 Judges Choice Winner Cathedral Cove Mermaid Te Whanganui A Hei Marine Reserve The Flying Kiwi By Peter May Glass Bottom Boat

 By Peter May, Glass Bottom Boat

Tongariro National Park Photo Malcom ONeill Hiking New Zealand Compressed

By Malcolm O'Neill, Hiking New Zealand


Kaitiaki Adventures by Dale Thomas resized

By Dale Thomas, Kaitiaki Adventures


 Tui in flight by Susanne Knibbeler Interislander homepage

By Susanne Knibbeler, Interislander