Anzac Day photo competition launched
What does Anzac Day mean to you in 2016?
Taking a snap this Anzac Day could win you some impressive World War I prizes.
The major prize pack for #MyAnzacDay photo competition consists of New Zealand Post’s new Silver Proof Commemoration Coin, two World War I books, and a Nga Tapuwae New Zealand First World War Trails merchandise pack.
On April 25, 2016, New Zealand will mark the centenary since the first Anzac Day service, in 1916. In London, tiny Tinui in Wairarapa and other parts of New Zealand, people gathered to remember those who fell at Gallipoli the previous year.
The #MyAnzacDay photo competition, co-ordinated by WW100 – New Zealand’s World War I centenary programme – is encouraging New Zealanders at home and overseas to send in a picture of what Anzac Day means 100 years on.
‘‘Anzac Day isn’t just about attending a service – people also use the day to spend time with their families, to help neighbours or their local community or simply chill out,’’ WW100 director Sarah Davies said.
‘‘We want to collect these photos to show a contemporary picture of Anzac Day.’’
There will be two major winners and two runners-up, and they will be announced on May 12. A People’s Choice winner will be determined by the most likes on WW100’s Facebook album and a Judges’ Choice winner will be selected by a judging panel.
To enter the #MyAnzacDay photo competition, people need to take a photo on Anzac Day that expresses what the day means to them as contemporary New Zealanders.
They then need to add a caption that explains their photo, and upload it to Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #MyAnzacDay.
For those who do not use social media, email entries will be accepted as well.
Entries are open from April 25 until May 2. For more information, visit ww100.govt.nz/ myanzacday-photo-competition.
Lieutenant Colonel William Malone, one of the New Zealand war heroes at Gallipoli, where he died in 1915, at the age of 56.