NZ FASHION WEEK - Shoot-Exhibition- Competition


A team of photographers are invited to shoot at the Trelise Cooper parade during the NZ Fashion Week. This will take place on 31st August, at the Viaduct Event Centre, Downtown Auckland. Additional parades are being negotiated and details will be advised as they become available


The photographers will form a “press gallery” and shoot from a designated platform at the end of the catwalk. This is a unique opportunity to shoot a real live “Hi-Fashion” parade by one of New Zealand’s top designers.


Trelise Cooper is one of our most successful and celebrated fashion houses, renown for her, up market, colourful, fabulous clothes.  Approximately one month after the event a Fashion Competition and Exhibition will take place.



All photographers are to wear dark clothing. No flash is to be used during the parade, but may be used before or after the parade. Ideally use a SLR Camera with a telephoto lens and a monopod or tripod with legs tied together. No images may be sold but can be used for personal display or competition use by the photographer. The cost of the event including Competition and Exhibition is $40. 

Trelise Catwalk by B SandersonAll photographers must REGISTER – see below. 

Photographers are to meet at 5.45pm immediately before the parade, at Portside Bar & Brasserie, Halsey Street, adjacent to the event.  This will enable photographers to pick up and pay for tickets and have any last minute instructions.

On receiving tickets photographers are free to move to the allocated area.  The ticket set up will close 6:10pm. NOTE: All photographers must collect their ticket at least 20 minutes ahead of the shoot to ensure they are in place by 6.20pm.  The show is scheduled to start at 6.30pm.  If there are any changes to the timetable you will be advised when you are sent confirmation of your registration.  Also up to the minute details will be on the website.

Immediately after the parade you are welcome to meet for coffee at Portside Bar & Brasserie.

A photographer release is required by NZ Fashion Week, which effectively prohibits the sale or commercial use of any images.  NOTE: Photos can be used in competitions or personal portfolios. The following is the Official Terms and Guidelines from NZFW.


New Zealand Fashion Week 2011 – Photography / Image Rights

The following rights and guidelines apply to all still images and photographs (Images) captured at New Zealand Fashion Week 2011 by approved media. 

  • All working photographers must seek permission to attend New Zealand Fashion Week 2011. 

  • Copyright of all Images captured during New Zealand Fashion Week remains with the accredited photographer. 

  • Any images to be used for advertising purposes must first be given permission and clearance from the photographer and the model agency - NZFW holds no responsibility for this. 

  • No advertising or brand partners may be associated with published Images unless they are New Zealand Fashion Week 2011 sponsors / partners or agreed sponsors of a New Zealand Fashion Week 2011 Designer. 




To apply fill in the “Event Application Form” on the website and email to




Based on the success of last year a Print Competition and Exhibition will take place approximately one month after the parade.  


Prints are to be sent to Centre of Contemporary Photography, C/o Lancer Industries, 99 Central Park Drive, Henderson, Auckland 0610 Ph (09) 8371206  or alternative addresses tba

Prints will remain the property of the Photographer and not be used by any third party without the consent of the photographer. However free use is granted for the Exhibition and publicity thereof. The Exhibition will be used as widely as possible in order to promote Photography.


All images must be taken at an event organised by CCPnz.  The judges are looking for a portfolio of work rather than one lucky shot. Hence a minimum of three images and a maximum of 5 images are to be presented in each “Section”. The prints will be judged as a portfolio within each section and not as individual prints. Photographers may enter as many “Sections” as they wish.


Includes shoes and head.


This shows from the bottom of the garment to the top of the head for garments that do not reach the floor.


Portrait style to show make up or hairdo.



                            An open section for fashion at CCPnz events


Prints at to be smaller than last year.  Prints: may be of any size up to a maximum of 450mm by 560mm, provided they are mounted on firm card having a minimum size of 297mm by 210mm and a maximum size of 450mm by 560mm.

Print to be labeled on the back face with:

Section (See details below)

First name, Surname.

Full postal address

Phone Number

email address.

Title or Print number


The competition will be judged by Michael Ng, and a representative of Trelise Cooper. Michael Ng is a world recognized Catwalk photographer having shot at major fashion events around the world over the last 5 years.



Prints being entered into the competition need to be pre-registered ASAP by email to with a subject header of CATWALK PRINT COMPETITION, with file name in the format:


Image size shall be maximum of 1280 pixels on longer edge, 72dpi, sRGB and jpg Incorrect header, title or format may result in no entry. 


The exhibition will open on TBA where winners will be announced on the website (above). Venue and formalities TBA. The exhibition will be available to tour for 3 months, after which, prints may be collected by the photographer.  


Please, wear dark clothing, collect your tickets early, move to your allocated area early. Enjoy the event. Enter the competitions.