An­zac Day photo com­pe­ti­tion launched

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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.

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