Capturing the lives of those living with a disability in New Zealand.

The Firstport website helps people with disabilities explore their options, discover support networks and live more independent lives. We want the website to represent the lives of those living with a disability in New Zealand so we're looking for aspiring photographers to share their view of life with a disability in our 'Life Through a Lens' photography competition. You may have a disability yourself, or share your life with someone who does. Whatever your story, we'd love to share some of your experiences through imagery on our website.

We are looking for entries in the following categories:

  • Your daily life
  • Leisure and travel
  • Growing up
  • Community
  • Sport and hobbies
  • Assistive technology
  • Support networks

One overall winner will receive a $500 Prezzy giftcard and be featured on the homepage of Firstport. Six runners-up will win a $100 Prezzy giftcard each and photos will feature on other pages within the website. Everyone who enters stands a chance of having their photo appear on the Firstport website.

To enter, simply fill in the form below and upload your photos. You can enter as many photos as you'd like but you need to fill in a new form for each photo entered. Please read our terms and conditions for entry into the competition. Closing date is 5pm Sunday 15th July 2018.


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Terms and conditions of entry

  • We can only accept your entries via the online submission form
  • You need to fill in all the required fields in order to submit your entry
  • The closing date is 5pm Sunday 15th July 2018
  • You can only enter the competition if you live in New Zealand
  • Employees of Enable New Zealand, their families or anyone professionally connected to the competition cannot enter
  • The photo must have been taken in New Zealand and not be more than 3 years old
  • You can submit as many photos as you'd like but you need to fill in a new submission form for each photo you are entering
  • We can't accept entries that are sent in after the closing date
  • Incomplete or corrupt photo files cannot be accepted as entries
  • We can't take responsibility for any lost entries - proof that you sent it cannot be accepted as proof we received it
  • Photos you submit must be your own work (or the work of someone you are submitting on behalf of)
  • If you are submitting a photo on behalf of someone else, you must have their permission to do so
  • It is your responsibility to make sure that you have the permission of the person in the photo to enter the photo into the competition
  • You must not enter photos that you didn't take yourself, or that you don't own copyright for
  • If your photo is chosen to appear on the Firstport website or other promotional materials, you will need to sign a form saying you give us permission to use the image
  • If your photo is found to belong to someone else we will disqualify it from the competition
  • You must have sent us your photos before 5pm Sunday 15th July 2018
  • You will retain copyright for any images you enter into the competition. However, by entering you agree that we (Enable New Zealand/Firstport) can use your image on our website, on any printed materials we create and on our social media channels, free of charge, for up to the next five years
  • If we use your photo on the Firstport website we will include your name on it so people know who took the photo. Photos used on printed materials will not have the photographer's name included
  • We can't pay you money for using your images
  • The 1st prize for this competition is a $500 Prezzy giftcard and six runners up will each receive a $100 Prezzy giftcard. You cannot choose a different prize if you win and you cannot request money instead
  • By entering this competition you agree that we can choose to use your image on our website/printed materials and social media sites regardless of whether you are a winner or not
  • We will let the winners know that they have won within 14 days of the closing date
  • Our decision on who has won is final and we cannot discuss our decision with you
  • By entering this competition you agree to these terms and conditions
  • If we choose to feature your photo on our website then we will ask you to sign a 'Media Release Form' which gives us permission to use the image