Photo Contest: The Future of U.S.-New Zealand Relations

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An opportunity for the world to see Asia Pacific through your unique lens


The theme of the contest is “U.S.-New Zealand Relations.” The CSIS SEAP is currently undertaking a major study called Pacific Partners: The Future of U.S.-New Zealand Relations --- and we are soliciting photos to be included in the printed report! The winning photos will be published on the cover of this report in February 2011.

The Pacific Partners study looks at five areas within the bilateral relationship:

  1. Trade and investment;
  2. Security cooperation;
  3. Science and technology links;
  4. Socio-cultural ties; and
  5. Transnational issues.

You may submit any photo you believe that is relevant to U.S.-New Zealand relations. Your photo may relate, but is not limited, to some topics that we are looking at in our study: trade and investment, nuclear security, renewable energy, people-to-people connections, sports, educational links, climate change, humanitarian assistance, and labor mobility.



Simply email your photo (as an attachment) to  There is no limit on the number of photos you may submit. In your email, you must provide the following information in order to be considered for the contest:

  •  Name
  •  Your location
  •  Contact Information (email address and/or phone number)
  •  Photo Description (e.g. what date the photo was taken, what the photo is about, any interesting stories behind the photo)
  •  Please indicate “U.S.-NZ Relations Photo Contest”  in the subject heading
  •  Submission: NOW until January 5, 2011, 5pm EST.
  •  Winners Notified and Announced: January 10, 2011.
  •  Report Published: February 2011.

You have to be the sole creator of the photo. Excessive digital manipulation, indecent or graphic content is not allowed. Photos in violation of these terms will be removed. CSIS SEAP reserves the right to include or exclude any submission. All entrants must also agree to CSIS SEAP's right to use the photos for any educational, promotional, publicity, exhibition, archival, scholarly, and all other standard CSIS purposes.


Five (5) winning photos will be selected to be included in our Pacific Partners study, to be released and distributed in February 2011. You are required to provide us with a higher quality photo for printing.  The names of the winners will be credited in the printed report.

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