Simon Devitt Prize for Photography

Winner 2021 – Online Exhibition

“We all observe fleeting moments and chance encounters in our daily lives. Moment by moment most of these dissolve into the ether. Sometimes one or two will stay with us. Very rarely are these moments, the special ones, captured.”

“The Simon Devitt Prize for Photography is both a fantastic opportunity for our students and a means to showcase the talents of New Zealand’s emerging creative minds.”

Simon Devitt Prize for Photography 2021 Winner

Congratulations to our 2021 winner: Chloe Alderton, Master of Urban Planning (Professional) and Urban Design student! Chloe’s winning photograph featured above is titled ‘The quarter acre dream’.

Online Exhibition – 2021 Finalists

Theme: Take Refuge

“Those who look at the pictures can imagine that we, too, will one day set foot on the journey of refuge.”

Second Place: Hanyu Liu | Postgraduate Diploma in Music

The commended finalists for the Simon Devitt Prize for Photography are:

Ava Trevella
Terry Cheng
Xi Li
Mingze Liu
Ellyn Oh
Ella Simkin
Griffin Smith
Cindel Vlietman
Bonnie White
Mele Siniva Williams
Frances Wright
Sophia Ying
Hanyu Zhu