GO Waihi is pleased to announce the winner of the Panasonic Viera 40" flat screen LED TV with their Snapshot Photo Competition with Waihi's Warm Up Party For Beach Hop this year.
We had some fantastic entries and the judges had a difficult job choosing the winning photo. Their brief was to look from a Waihi angle for something that stood out as portraying the atmosphere of the day.
There were a number of photos that made it through to the final selection the judges really liked, with this one by Karl Tretheway, a builder from Tauranga, finally being chosen as the winning shot.
The judges said it stood out as the cars arrived in town, including one with the number plate 'The Hop'. There was good representation of Waihi in the photo with the well known Waihi New Zealand's Heart of Gold flags featuring along with the Poppet Head in the background and a very interesting skyline.
"I'm a bit of a Beach Hop nut and took thousands of photos, and to win this is fantastic," Karl said when GO Waihi Coordinator Brian Gentil called him with the good news.
Karl says he will be replacing his 32" TV that's seen better days, so the timing couldn't have been better.
Go Waihi congratulates Karl, and thanks everyone who entered the competition and Panasonic. See some of the entries on Flickr (below):
Might just take a moment to pull the gallery from Flickr.
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