Do all entries have to be submitted via our form?

No, we can make exceptions, contact Matthew Keeley by emailing or phone 027 332 3169 to arrange another option.


How many photos can I submit? 

Each person is welcome to submit up to five photos.


What date do entries close? 

5pm May 5th, 2024.


Do I have to be a customer to enter? 

No, anyone, customer or not, can enter.


Can the photo be of anything? 

No, it must be relevant to the maize Industry and be in a specified category.


Why do you need high-resolution images?

The calendar is a large, printed document. Because the calendar images will be enlarged, photographs need to be taken and submitted at the highest possible quality.


How do I know if my camera can take high-resolution images? 

Refer to your camera model specifications for information about shooting resolution. As a guide, 200 DPI and 2000 x 2000 pixels are considered appropriate minimum resolutions. To check this, click on the photo file, right-click on properties, click on the details tab and scroll down until you see the dimensions and resolutions. Please note that this may impact how your photos are judged.


If my image is a portrait, can I still enter it? 

Yes, you can, although note this may impact your image's suitability to appear in the calendar, portrait images will be cropped to fit the aspect ratio of a calendar and will be judged based on the cropped image, potentially inhibiting the photo's success.






Can Corson Maize use my photo for promotional purposes? 

Yes. As per the terms and conditions, entering the competition gives Corson Maize the right to use your photograph in the Corson Maize 2025 calendar and other marketing collateral, such as Annual Reports or advertisements.


When can I expect to hear if I am successful or not? 

If you were a successful winner, you would be contacted before the 30th of May 2024.


Do I need consent for photos taken on a premise I don’t own? 

If your photo is of another person’s property or you are not the owner of the property, you must secure the appropriate permission to use it.

Do I need consent if my photo features people?  Yes, you will need to have the consent of those in the image.



•All entries must be submitted on the 2023/24 Corson Maize entry form. Full consent must be gained for property and/or persons in your photo. This consent will cover photo usage rights such as:

  • By entering and submitting a photo to the Corson Maize calendar competition, you agree that Corson Maize has the right to use submitted photos in the 2023 calendar and other marketing material. Marketing examples may include, but are not limited to, social media, publications, flyers, video ads, display advertising
  • All individuals featured in photos have given consent for their image to be used and are aware it is being submitted to this competition.
  • All individuals featured in photos and landowners have read and accepted the competition terms and conditions.
  • If you did not take the photo, you agree that you have consent from the photographer to use it and agree that the photographer is aware it is being submitted to this competition.
  • You agree to have the right to use all locations in the image, and the location owners have given consent and are aware that the photo is being submitted to this competition.
  • Entries that fail to gain full consent of the person(s) and/or property used in their submitted photo (s) will be void.

•By submitting an entry, you confirm that the photo does not breach the copyright or intellectual property rights of any other person, company or entity.

• By submitting an entry, you agree to be contacted by Corson Maize representatives regarding your entry submission and agree to be contacted by Corson Maize representatives on separate marketing initiatives.

•You agree and acknowledge that Corson Maize will own the copyright of any such photographic images taken for such purposes and irrevocably waive to Corson Maize all copyright and moral rights in such images under the Copyright Act 1994 or otherwise.

•You agree that Corson Maize takes no responsibility for repercussions due to using photo(s) submitted in the calendar competition that does not have the appropriate rights or permission to enter. By agreeing to the terms and conditions, the person entering takes full responsibility for entering an image and for complications arising from entering the photo and their entry.

•You confirm that I/we have the requisite power and authority to grant Corson Maize the permissions set out in this consent. e) Corson Maize also agrees that it will only include photographic images in new printed matter or electronic matter for a period of 10 years, although once printed, the images are permanent. It is understood and acknowledged that consideration for any extension to this Consent is to be agreed between the parties, separate from this Consent.

•You acknowledge that I will not receive any payment from/for using such images.

•You agree that you are over 18 years old.

•Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions.

•The competition is open to all photographers.

• The competition is open to New Zealand residents and citizens only.

• PGG Wrightson Seeds staff and their immediate family are not eligible to enter.

•The judging panel's decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.




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