Kapiti LoveMyBeach photography winners are: (left to right) Paige and Kristy Leah, Ruth Holman, Roy Hogan (Rachael Hogan’s husband), Mayor K Gurunathan
After perusing nearly 180 fantastic submissions, the Kāpiti Coast District Council's #lovemybeach judging panel has chosen three outstanding photographs as the best in their categories.
The competition ran from December through January, and called for photos in three categories:
1. My nature coast – Kristy Leah
2. My favourite Kāpiti sunset – Ruth Holman
3. My Kāpiti beach with friends and whanau – Rachael Hogan
My Nature Coast winner Kirsty Leah says of her winning snap, "I grew up in Kāpiti and I moved away about 10 years when I started a family and moved back two years ago. I took this photo last year and it really just makes my heart sing – it's a special photo for so many reasons for me. It emcompasses everything that I wanted to give my girls growing up. I'm so grateful that you loved it, too, because clearly my love shows through."
Kāpiti Coast District Council Mayor K Gurunathan, Kapiti News Editor David Haxton, and Air Chathams sales and marketing manager Lyn Cheyne comprised the judging panel. The panel thanked the Kāpiti communities for such an overwhlemingly positive response to the competition, showcasing the affection felt for our beaches.
Thanks to Air Chathams for providing the prizes which are two return airfares from Kāpiti to Auckland for each winner.